Civil Liability to a Landlord for Acts of Domestic Violence.There are many civil sanctions and prohibitions that can result from an Arizona criminal conviction. As a seasoned Arizona criminal defense attorney, I routinely warn my clients about these looming “collateral consequences.” Most people know that convicted felons lose the right to vote … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence Liability | Criminal Defense Attorney
Do the Courts Care if My Kid is a Klepto? (Shoplifting & Employee Theft) As an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney, I have learned that certain crimes tend to occur with more frequency during the holiday season. Shoplifting and employee theft are two of those crimes. According to a recent report released by Checkpoint Systems … [Read more...] about Shoplifting & Employee Theft | Criminal Defense Attorney
As an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney, I have defended numerous individuals who have been charged with violating the DUI statutes because marijuana or an active metabolite was found in their blood. While the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (the “AMMA”) does offer an affirmative defense to DUI-marijuana, this particular affirmative defense is … [Read more...] about Arizona’s Affirmative DUI Defense for Medical Marijuana Patients
I am a seasoned traffic ticket attorney and everyone needs to know that many years ago, the Arizona legislature decriminalized most traffic offenses. While DUI, Driving on a Suspended License, Reckless Driving and Hit & Run all maintained their misdemeanor criminal status, the majority of Arizona traffic offenses (such as speeding, stop signs … [Read more...] about Traffic Ticket Attorney | Trapped by Old Traffic Fines?
After twenty-five years as an Arizona DUI defense attorney, I can safely say that my DUI clients have a universal distrust of police breath machines and governmental sample tests. What I cannot figure out is why this massive skepticism has not lead to more independent blood tests.The constitutions of both the United States and the State of … [Read more...] about DUI Defense Attorney | What If I Don’t Trust the Cops’ Breath or Blood Test?
As an Arizona DUI marijuana defense attorney, I have fielded numerous inquiries from individuals seeking to have their old DUI – marijuana convictions overturned, set aside or expunged.On April 22, 2014, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a ruling declaring that from that day forward: “Drivers cannot be convicted of the [DUI – marijuana] (A)(3) … [Read more...] about DUI Marijuana Defense – Can I Get a Conviction Overturned?
Earlier this year, the Arizona Legislature made major revisions to Arizona’s revenge porn law, Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-1425.Arizona is neither the first nor the only state to prohibit the unauthorized disclosure of intimate photos that were created for private viewing only (commonly referred to as “revenge porn”). The terminology … [Read more...] about Arizona’s Revenge Porn Law Remains on Indefinite Hold
And To Think the “Hamburglar” Looks So HarmlessAs a criminal defense attorney in Arizona I have found that modern burglary statutes are some of the least-understood crimes on the books. Potential clients commonly ask questions like:But I just wanted to steal something. How can I be guilty of burglary? But the window was open. Don’t I have to … [Read more...] about Criminal Defense for Burglary
Modern technology has given birth to a host of crimes that did not exist just a decade ago. Revenge porn is one of those crimes. As an Arizona revenge porn criminal defense attorney, I am consistently asked whether or not revenge porn is illegal here in the southwest.Revenge porn is commonly the act of a jilted ex-lover but can also be done … [Read more...] about Does Arizona Have a Revenge Porn Law? | Criminal Law
As a seasoned Arizona criminal defense attorney, I have learned that deceit often lurks behind anonymity. I think Fezzik said it best in the movie, The Princess Bride, when he told Inigo Montoya to be careful in his dealings with the “Man in Black” because: “People in masks cannot be trusted.”The 6th Amendment affords us the right to confront our … [Read more...] about In Criminal Defense Can We Ever Trust An Anonymous Tip?