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Being stopped for a DUI in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | March 5, 2019

Surrendering the keys after drinking alcohol is the best way to avoid a conviction. However, motorists may face drunk driving charges after leaving a party and being pulled over by police. Drivers should undertake precautions to help protect against a conviction. The legal limit for drunk driving is .08 percent blood alcohol content, but...

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3 Signs You May Have Accepted a Bad Plea Deal

By The Nolan Law Firm | March 12, 2019
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Like most of your friends, you do what you can to stay on the right side of the law. Nonetheless, life has a way of intervening. While no one wants to be a defendant in a criminal prosecution, how you proceed may have a significant effect on your future. Arizona’s criminal courts...

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Appealing a Criminal Conviction May Take a Long Time

By The Nolan Law Firm | October 12, 2019

If a judge or jury has convicted you of a felony offense in the Grand Canyon State, you have a right to appeal your conviction. Furthermore, if you are facing a death sentence, your matter has an automatic appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court. You should realize, though, that appeals...

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The Appeals Process in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | October 14, 2019

Finding yourself convicted of a crime in Arizona may leave you in a bind. You may face charges and consequences you never thought you would have to deal with, and contemplating it is overwhelming you. Conviction does not always mean you have to face the sentence imposed by the court. Some situations...

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Do you understand how appeals work?

By The Nolan Law Firm | October 17, 2019

There may come a time when you find yourself not only in handcuffs but also behind bars in an Arizona jail cell. Should your case proceed so far that you have to go before a judge to receive a verdict, you may decide to appeal the decision. The American Bar...

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Drunk driving cases usually begin with a traffic stop

By The Nolan Law Firm | January 4, 2020

Most drunk driving cases in Arizona and around the country begin with a routine traffic stop. Police officers often suspect that motorists are under the influence of drugs or alcohol after observing them driving recklessly. However, they may also begin to suspect impairment after initiating a traffic stop for some...

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Arizona appeal options

By The Nolan Law Firm | January 12, 2020

If you believe material errors existed in your Arizona trial, you may appeal to a higher court. If you use all of your rights of appeal at the state level, you may request a review of your case at the federal level. At The Nolan Law Firm, we have experience...

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The factors involved in sexual assault

By The Nolan Law Firm | March 4, 2020

Any sexual activity that is not agreed to by one of the involved parties is a sexual assault. These activities can include unwanted touching, taking explicit photos without permission or forced kissing. It can also include more serious assaults like rape. Residents of Arizona need to understand that sexual assault...

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The Nolan Law Firm Remains Available During COVID

By The Nolan Law Firm | April 3, 2020

Photo by Tmaximumge form PxHere At The Nolan Law Firm in Mesa, Arizona, we know that life goes on, even with the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have come with it. As the world continues to turn, people’s need for essential products and services does not stop. We continue...

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Arizona grand jury indicts two men for guns and drugs

By The Nolan Law Firm | June 4, 2020

The Associated Press reports that an Arizona grand jury has filed indictments against two men for possessing assault rifles and selling drugs. These two men are believed to be part of a drug trafficking ring. Drugs and guns The two men were indicted on a charge of selling meth. They...

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