Narcotics Possession in Arizona

Narcotics Possession in Arizona

Just because the opioid epidemic is out of the news cycle doesn’t actually mean it’s getting any better. As recently as 2022, 5 Arizonans a day die from opioid overdoses, and another 9 suffered non-fatal overdose symptoms. In addition to just opioids, the number of seized narcotics at the Arizona border is tracking to be…

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The Coyotes

It’s not exactly criminal defense related, but yesterday a contract was signed that signaled the end of the Big 4 sports era in Arizona: the Arizona Coyotes were sold to the owner of the Utah Jazz, and professional hockey has officially left the state. Kinda. Everything in that last sentence needs a “kinda”, and, as…

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New Year, New Laws

New Year New Law

As we ring in 2023 and proudly proclaim “new year, new me,” one voice in Arizona shouts that mantra just a little louder than the rest – the voice of justice. That’s right, as the clock struck midnight on January 1st, a new series of laws took effect across the state, and all of them…

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How to Get a Passport as a Felon

How to Get a Passport as a Felon

So you’ve decided to flee the country. Not for any illegal purpose, obviously, just to get away, to see the sights and sounds of a new place. Everyone already knows that the biggest hassle with international travel isn’t airline bag fees or brushing up on your language skills – it’s getting your passport in order.…

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Revenge Porn Law in Arizona

Revenge Porn Law in Arizona

In our meme-burning culture, the comedic nature of the internet’s newest hot format, Adam Levine of Maroon 5’s leaked flirty messages to a bunch of women who aren’t his supermodel wife, ran out very quickly against the possible moral implications: is it okay to poke fun at something that no one was meant to see?…

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Adultery Law in Arizona

It really is incredible the things you can learn in law, even after 10 years of study and practice. Generally when it comes to cheating significant others, I think a lot of people who have been there have wished they could do something about it. I know I’ve seen my fair share of cases where…

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Filming the Police in Arizona

Filming Police in Arizona Law

With the end of his last legislative session, Doug Ducey signed off on over 100 bills that will prove to provide sweeping changes for Arizona’s legal landscape in the years to come. However, a couple of bills with direct changes to how the public can interact with the police in the state have made both…

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Prop 207 and You: What You (Still) Can’t Do – Part 2

Recreational Marijuana Law in Arizona

Part 2: What You (Still) Can’t Do Happy New Year, Palestini Law readers! I trust you all rang in 2021 from the safety of your own homes, with absolutely no fireworks, firearms, or just general fires (there’s still a no-burn warning in effect). On the subject of things that work better with a little bit…

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Prop 207 and You: What You Can and (Still) Can’t Do

Marijuana Legalization in Arizona

Part 1: What You Can Do Everyone knows the phrase “good news, bad news.” The good news: Prop 207 passed in Arizona, meaning marijuana is legal! The bad news? “Legal” is not a catch-all for “I can do whatever I want with it now!” Legal also doesn’t mean that everything starts immediately. Because the possible…

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Street Racing Defense in Arizona

Street Racing Defense in Arizona

Now I know none of you have ever done this, but you’ve definitely seen someone else do it. At the very least you’ve heard it. The revving of engines. The squealing of tires. Nascar drivers do it, you saw it, and now you have to know what all the fuss is about. That’s right, we’re…

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