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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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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MIP and MIC in Good Ol’ AZ

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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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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Shoplifting Defense in Arizona

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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Palestini Law defends Mariah Valenzuela

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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