How can they charge me with DUI when I was stopped for a busted tail light?Before becoming an Arizona DUI defense lawyer, I was a police officer for several years and received specialized training in DUI enforcement. One of the first things a rookie cop learns is that probable cause for a DUI arrest does not have to exist before the traffic stop … [Read more...] about DUI Defense Lawyer | DUI For a Busted Tail light?
Can a cop search my home or vehicle without consent just because he smells marijuana? This question is one I field on a regular basis as new clients seek out an experienced marijuana defense attorney. “After all,” the new client will invariable ask, “isn’t medical marijuana now legal in this state.” Unfortunately, when it comes to probable cause … [Read more...] about Marijuana Defense Attorney | Does the Odor of Marijuana Justify Probable Cause for a Search?
Arizona Finally Removes Driver License Disparity in Misdemeanor DUI Cases.As a former police officer turned DUI defense attorney, I have represented numerous misdemeanor and felony DUI clients in every county in Arizona. Some clients fixate on the potential jail time. Others are troubled by the obnoxious fines and fees. But sooner or later, … [Read more...] about DUI Driver’s License Suspension Changes | DUI Defense Attorney
As a seasoned Mesa criminal defense attorney, I have defended many parents who have been arrested on child abuse or child endangerment charges simply because the adult’s life choices place him or her near illegal drugs on a daily basis. These are not typical child abuse cases, such as when children are neglected or corporal punishment has gone … [Read more...] about Can Medical Marijuana result in Child Abuse charges?
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