Don’t Ever Leave Any Infant Alone in the Car.I have been a child abuse defense attorney in Maricopa County for more than twenty five years. Every fall and winter, when the temperature drops below 80 degrees, I get a fresh wave of clients who as parents, left their infants sleeping unattended in the family car while they dashed into a local … [Read more...] about Infant Left Alone in the Car | Child Abuse Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney in Arizona
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?
As a criminal defense attorney who has worked in the mental health field, I was surprised to learn that on July 27, 2016, a federal judge ordered the release of John Hinckley, Jr. from the mental health facility to which he was committed in 1982. The news that President Reagan’s would-be assassin will be released into society brings renewed … [Read more...] about Criminal Law and Mental Health | Criminal Defense Attorney
As an attorney practicing both criminal defense and family law, I often handle cases in which one parent accuses the other of domestic violence. If my client has been accused, the question is always the same: can I lose custody of my children because of such accusations?Arizona law no longer refers to “child custody.” Instead, parents have rights … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence – Child Custody (Legal Decision-Making)
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