Drug DUI Law in Arizona

While we’re all very happy that Prop 207 passed and marijuana is now a recreational drug in Arizona, we’ve outlined before the things you can and the things you still cannot do while partaking in a little of the green stuff. One of those things you still very much cannot do is smoke up and…

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DUI Law Arizona

If you’ve lived in Arizona long enough, you’ll remember the slogans. “DUI: Expect the Max.” “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed.” Accompanying those slogans was usually a pretty gratuitous shot of then-sheriff Joe Arpaio, and if the combination of hearing those phrases and seeing his face wasn’t enough to keep you sober behind the wheel, well, then…

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Minor Alcohol Consumption Law Arizona

Remember parties? Those big gatherings of people where you listened to loud music, made new friends, and threw back a drink or two? Those were the days! For the time being, the party isn’t over – it just looks a little different. The music is quieter, your friends are all in a Zoom window, but…

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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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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

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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Shoplifting Defense in Arizona

With everything going on, maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been shopping in-person. However, with the added economic hardship the Covid-19 pandemic has added to many families, cases of shoplifting are on the rise in the US. In some Arizona jurisdictions, incidences of shoplifting or other thefts from retailers have increased nearly 250%! Going…

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domestic violence lawyer - Phoenix AZ

The idea behind the COVID stay-at-home orders seemed reasonable enough: you’re safer at home than you are in public. At least, that would be the hope. While you might have a lower chance of contracting the virus at home, more people than ever, especially in Arizona, are finding themselves the victim of something much more…

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Set Asides in Arizona

You’ve been convicted of a crime. Happens to the best of us. But what happens when you set out to find a new job, or rent a new home? Even though your conviction is in the past, your record is still very much a part of your future. In most states, you have the ability…

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Mariah Valenzuela injuries 1

Hey everyone, James here, and what a way to kick things off here at Palestini Law! In case you missed it, justice was served for my client Mariah Valenzuela. Traffic stops are always scary, but we rarely expect the worst to happen. When Mariah was pulled over back in January, she had no idea how…

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