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Indecent exposure and related defense matters

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

In Arizona and other jurisdictions, laws regulate behavior. Statutes covering sexual violations and indecent acts seek to protect the public. Of course, those accused of crimes have a right to a defense and a presumption of innocence. Each case requires a specific review based on the circumstances and evidence. A...

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An overview of child pornography laws

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

Arizona law prohibits anyone from possessing, distributing or producing pornography that includes individuals under the age of 18. If a person distributes this type of material across state lines, that individual will likely be charged with a federal crime. Typically, those who are convicted of producing or possessing child pornography...

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Consequences for sex-crime convictions in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

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. The complete list and exact definition of sex...

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Criminal justice reform will likely be on Arizona ballot

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

Arizona voters will likely be able to weigh in on a controversial criminal justice reform measure when they go to the polls in November. Backers of the proposed ballot initiative reported recently that they had gathered almost 400,000 signatures from Arizonans who support the measure. They only needed 237,645 signatures...

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Arizona woman accused of concealing meth in chip bag

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

An Arizona woman was taken into custody on narcotics charges in Tempe on June 9 after she allegedly attempted to conceal about 3 pounds of methamphetamine by placing it in a potato chip bag. The 34-year-old Mesa resident has been charged with possessing a dangerous controlled substance with the intent...

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Online child abuse, exploitation and child grooming

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

With all its virtues, the internet has made the sexual abuse and exploitation of children easier, so the web is a prime hunting ground for predators. Both real and false claims of online sexual abuse occur all over the United States, including in Arizona. Online child sexual abuse occurs when...

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How to handle a child abuse allegation

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

Not all reports of child abuse submitted to authorities in Arizona or elsewhere are accurate. In some cases, individuals file false child abuse claims in an effort to influence the outcome of a child custody case. Regardless of why a person is the subject of a false or inaccurate claim,...

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Deepfakes create increasing problems in court

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

Arizona criminal proceedings are growing exponentially more difficult for all parties involved due to increasing difficulties in authenticating evidence. Advancing technology is making it easier for nearly anyone with the right equipment to make a doctored video or recording that could be introduced at trial. Deepfake technology has become much...

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Superior Court appeals provide second chances

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

The Justice of the Peace handles limited civil and criminal law cases and can provide financial judgments and impose criminal sentences upon defendants who are found guilty. A financial or criminal penalty imposed upon a defendant by a county justice court is one the defendant can appeal and delay payment...

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Setting aside your conviction might get your life back on track

By The Nolan Law Firm | November 12, 2020

A felony can make life a lot harder. Even essential tasks like getting a job to support yourself becomes more difficult. Employers are 60% more likely to call back applicants without felonies, even when the charge is a non-violent offense from years before. While Arizona won’t let you claim a clean...

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