Self Defense Law in Arizona

Not that it’s a hot topic or anything, but self-defense is one of those legal areas where there’s a lot of misinformation or urban legends running around. Maybe you’ve heard all you have to do is yell “this is self-defense!” before belting a would-be assailant, or maybe someone told you that, as long as the…

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Bad Witnesses

Bad Witnesses

We’ve talked about it before, but justice relies on two very prominent pillars: the truth and testimony. In court, we expect to hear the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and that truth is given to the judge and jury by testimony. Witnesses play a key role in providing both truth and…

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Altering Evidence

In our last blog post, we talked about hidden evidence and the trouble that can cause for a case. Hiding evidence is a lie of omission, however, where one attempts to alter the truth by leaving something out. But what about a lie of commission, where one actively attempts to distort the truth? Enter the…

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Wrongful Convictions RE: Prosecutors Hiding Evidence

Wrongful Conviction Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ

You know how that whole swearing in for court goes? “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” At the heart of every legal battle is the discovery of the truth. That being said, the truth can be subjective, so we uncover the most complete picture of the…

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The Power of Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Phoenix

There’s a good reason why your Miranda Rights tell you that, once arrested, you have the right to an attorney: because having an attorney can make a world of difference in the outcome of your case. This isn’t just a sale’s pitch or a humble brag, either. In law, just like in real life, it’s…

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Prop 207 Expungement

Prop 207 Expungement in Arizona

As we’ve talked about before, things are changing in the legal landscape of Arizona now that Prop 207 has passed. You’ve probably already seen the changes locally, and the future of recreational marijuana use looks bright in the valley. With our definitely-not-red eyes to the future, however, a lot of questions have come up about…

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Criminal Speeding in AZ

Criminal Speeding in AZ

We’ve all been there: it’s after work and you want to get home. It must be your lucky day, because the freeway is wide open. You start to accelerate, slowly but surely, because hey, it’s not going to hurt anyone. No one’s even around! Suddenly, someone is around, and they’re getting closer and closer in…

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Common DUI Defenses

Set Asides in Arizona

You guys remember the Masked Magician? That guy in the late 90s/early 2000s who would do one-hour TV specials where he’d give away magicians secrets as to how they pulled off their biggest tricks? Well, I wouldn’t call him a personal hero, but I do see him as an inspiration. I’ve said it a lot…

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Scottsdale Scooter DUI: What to Know

Scooter DUI in Scottsdale, AZ

As funny as the title of this post is, I can assure you, it’s no joke. That’s right, if you’ve been to Old Town Scottsdale lately, you’ve seen them everywhere, maybe even in places you know they shouldn’t be: electric rental scooters. Not like the kind you see at the grocery store, but like the…

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Aggravated DUI in Arizona: What to Know

Aggravated DUI in Arizona

An Aggravated DUI is the only DUI charge that comes as a felony. An Aggravated DUI is not determined by your BAC at the time of the arrest, but rather by blowing above .08 and meeting one of the following criteria: Driving on a suspended/restricted/revoked license Driving with a minor in the vehicle Driving while…

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