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Learn All About Search Warrants

A police officer comes to your home and knocks on the door. He or she hands you a piece of paper. On this paper are the words “search warrant.” You may know enough about this document to understand that a police officer is at your house to search for something.…

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Set-Aside Versus Destruction of Juvenile Records

Your juvenile record is following you around like a bad smell. It pops up every time you apply for a job. It was there when the police stopped you for speeding. You finished your probation. But should you set-aside or destroy it? What is the difference? The state of Arizona…

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Possible DUI Consequences in Arizona

If you occasionally drink while socializing with your friends, you are not different from many other people in Arizona. However, making the decision to get behind the wheel after even have a couple of drinks can have devastating consequences. Expensive Fines and Fees A DUI charge can be expensive. The…

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Understanding Criminal Trespassing in Arizona

Whether you decided to take a shortcut while walking home and did not know you were crossing through private property, or you had an inkling you should not enter an abandoned building but do so anyway for fun, you and other Arizona residents should realize that entering residential or commercial…

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3 Signs You May Have Accepted a Bad Plea Deal

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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How Much Can an Arizona DUI Raise Your Insurance Rates?

It is no secret that Arizona has some of the harshest driving under the influence laws in the country, and the consequences you will likely face after a DUI conviction are considerable. Even first-time drunk drivers can anticipate facing some harsh penalties, among them jail time, fines, and a suspended…

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Being stopped for a DUI in Arizona

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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Is Expungement Possible in Arizona?

Few things are more frustrating than having a criminal record that prevents you from gaining employment, housing, federal grants for school, and other benefits. You may wonder if there is a way to clear your criminal history or expunge it. Unfortunately, Arizona is not a state that allows for expungement…

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What is Indecent Exposure?

As a rule, social convention has made it commonplace for Americans to ensure that they are fully dressed when they walk out of their homes. Stated differently, Mesa residents generally do not go out in public naked or without articles of clothing on that hide from view their private body…

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What Are the Consequences for Evading Police to Avoid a DUI?

Arizona police have really cracked down in recent years on people who decide to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. 2017 saw tens of thousands more people pulled over, but luckily, the total number of DUI arrests only increased a little bit. This proves that more people have decided to avoid…

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What is “Premeditation”?

If a person wants to accomplish something then they may make a plan to reach their goal. While in most contexts having a plan in place is usually considered a benefit to an individual, in one particular context it may not be a good thing: accusations of criminal conduct. In…

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