The Gilbert Goons

The Gilbert Goons

Typically when I think of Gilbert, I think of a quiet but sneakily robust downtown and sticking to the speed limit. Now, however, the good name of Gilbert has been tarnished by a string of incidents allegedly perpetrated by the aptly named “Gilbert Goons.” This “gang” has been responsible for multiple parking lot attacks, threatening…

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What to Do if You’re Accused of Domestic Violence in Arizona

Domestic Violence Law in Arizona

Generally I like to start these posts in a lighthearted manner, but today’s topic is no joke and it’s quickly becoming the majority of my caseload: domestic violence. As a defense attorney, I’ve seen my fair share of domestic violence cases, and I’ve seen the amount of physical and emotional pain a domestic violence situation…

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The Alabama Slamma

The Alabama Slamma

By now you’ve likely seen footage of what’s being called the Alabama Tea Party, the Riverboat Rumble, and the ‘Bama Brawl – the now infamous footage of a multi-man melee that broke out last weekend when an argument over a boat docking post turned into a no-holds-barred free-for-all, complete with a folding-chair headshot that made…

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Is Sexting a Crime?

Sexting is it a crime

“Keep it in your pants” is generally pretty sound advice. Unless you’re in the bathroom or getting ready for bed, there’s really not a whole lot of good that follows unzipping your pants anywhere else. However, when two people like each other very, very much… sometimes… you take off your pants and send each other…

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Abortion Laws

Supreme Court of the United States

With the unprecedented leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that, as it stands, will undo the decision of Roe v. Wade and remove federal protections for abortion rights in the United States, it seems that now is a good time to spread actual information as to what your rights are regarding abortion in the…

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Probation Felonies

Probation Felonies

When it comes to the language of the law, most people like to toss around the term “legalese.” The law truly does have its own language. If the law were a language, though, it would be more like German than like French: it’s harsh, even when you’re trying to say something nice. For instance, “breakfast”…

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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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