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Drug Trafficking Laws in Arizona

Drug possession and drug trafficking in Arizona can lead to serious penalties. The severity of the penalties depends largely on the drug involved, your criminal history, and your intent for the drug. Without expert legal help, you could be facing extensive prison time, hefty fines, and other penalties. What amount…

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How to Get a Suspended License Reinstated

Living without driving privileges is possible, but it’s not always easy. Sure, you can use public transportation, bike, or call a ridesharing service, but often those options can be limiting. If you’re feeling frustrated about not having your license, it may be time to think about how you can get…

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Consequences for Sex Crime Convictions in Arizona

Sex offenders are defined under the law as individuals who have been convicted of one or more sex-related criminal offenses. Examples of crimes that can land a convicted person on a sex offender registry include sexual conduct involving a minor and sexual assault. Types of Sex Crimes The complete list…

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How to Fight a Restraining Order in Arizona

An Order of Protection is an important legal tool that helps many people who are subject to abusive situations escape those situations and keep themselves, and sometimes their children protected against someone who is a threat. Unfortunately, not everyone who seeks an Order of Protection in Arizona actually needs one.…

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Defenses Against Drug Charges in Arizona

Drug charges of any kind can have a severe impact on a convicted person’s rights, future, and freedom. When consequences to these charges can last years, it pays to build a serious defense against the charges. Many states across the country are legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. While it…

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Gag Orders in a Criminal Case

Roger Stone’s federal trial and the judge’s consideration of a “gag order” brings up the interesting conflict between the right to free speech and the guarantee of a fair trial. Failure to protect trial rights in and out of the courtroom is one of the grounds for criminal appeals. What is a “Gag…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Horse in Arizona?

Arizona has strict DUI laws, including some obscure ones that can carry devastating legal and financial consequences. One question that equestrians in the state often want to know is if you can get a DUI on a horse in Arizona. Here’s an exposition of the state’s DUI laws and how…

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Post-Conviction Relief Process in Arizona

After facing a conviction, you are likely scrambling to challenge the ruling. In the state of Arizona, you have two basic means of doing this, one being an appeal and the other being post-conviction relief. It is the latter option we will discuss in-depth below: What is Post Conviction Relief…

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What Happens if you Fail a Drug Test on Probation?

Probation is no easy thing. It is much more than a slap on the wrist. There are very real rules you must follow in order to continue enjoying many of the privileges of freedom while also understanding the consequences for crimes you have committed in the past. What is Probation?…

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Arizona’s Boating DUI Laws

Each summer thousands of boaters take to the local waters for some much needed relief from the scorching Arizona temperatures. Before you take to the lakes in your watercraft this summer there are a few things you should know about Arizona’s boating DUI laws. First and foremost, it is illegal…

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Arizona Misdemeanor DUI Charges

When you are charged with a DUI in Arizona, you need an aggressive DUI attorney who will defend you and your rights to make sure that you are treated fairly and within the guidelines of the law. Nolan Law is here for you 24/7 to protect you and your rights…

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SB1070: Know Your Rights

The recent United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB1070. In a 5 to 3 decision the Supreme Court justices upheld one critical element of the bill while striking down several other parts. The High Court found that it was not a violation…

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