Does Arizona Believe in Juvenile Rehabilitation? Why is my teenager being charged in adult court? As an Arizona juvenile defense attorney with experience as a juvenile judge pro tem, I hear this question on a regular basis. Somewhere deep in our minds, we all know that it does not take a bazooka to kill a mosquito. Yet loving parents and … [Read more...] about Juvenile Rehabilitation | Juvenile Defense Attorney
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I Had a DUI, but why is the MVD Forcing Me to Keep an Ignition Interlock for a Second Year?When you are charged with DUI, you face two complex legal battles. The first is with the criminal courts and involves the harsh reality of mandatory jail time and thousands of dollars in fines, assessments and jail costs. The second battle is with the … [Read more...] about DUI MVD Ignition Interlock | DUI Defense Attorney
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
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