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Defense Strategies When a Person is Falsely Accused of a Crime

Any criminal charge can derail a Mesa resident’s future, but allegations of violent conduct can result in incarceration and other serious consequences. When an Arizona resident is falsely accused of committing a violent crime, they should work diligently with their criminal defense attorney to prepare a strong case for their…

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What are the elements of an assault charge?

When an Arizona prosecutor believes that they have enough evidence to try and convict a person for the crime of assault, they think that they can prove all of the elements of the charge. The following paragraphs will outline what is involved in a charge of assault and what defenses…

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Build a Defense Against Violent Crime Charges

When it comes to criminal charges, no charge is particularly good to have to defend against. An Arizona resident who has been accused of a crime may be fearful of the allegations made against them and may not know what types of punishments are in store for them if they…

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Phoenix cop fired for alleged aggravated assault seen on video

Though the widely publicized incident took place before Christmas last year, the Phoenix police officer hung on to his job. That fight is over, however, as Timothy Baiardi was fired from his job with the city’s law enforcement agency after he was seen on surveillance video punching and slapping a…

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Arizona Cards release lineman after aggravated assault arrest

Phoenix’s KNXV aired a report on new details released in court documents in the arrest of former Arizona Cardinals lineman Darius Philon. The defensive end was signed earlier this year by the team, but was released a few days ago after his arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The…

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Murder case from April back in the headlines

Sometimes a case in Arizona is very straightforward. In fact, most cases have obvious signs pointing to what happened. However, with murder cases, there is always the chance that things are not what they seem. This is something that can throw off detectives and lead to delays in the investigation.…

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When are actions self-defense?

There is often a fine line between defending yourself and committing a crime. It is very easy to misjudge a situation and end up with charges of assault or even homicide against you in a situation where you felt you were just defending yourself. The law explains specifically what circumstances…

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Arizona man accused of killing his wife

An Arizona man who called police on the morning of May 13 to report that his wife was deceased has been taken into custody. Media reports indicate that the 30-year-old Apache Junction resident was booked into the Pinal County Detention Center on a second-degree murder charge. During a May 15…

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What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault charges in Arizona should be taken very seriously. Convictions on these charges can lead to significant periods of incarceration, loss of rights and the requirement that convicted parties register with the state’s sex offender registry. For this and other reasons, individuals who have been charged with sex crimes should consider…

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Lasting consequences can affect those convicted of sex crimes

Certain sexual acts are deemed crimes by the laws of Arizona. Not long ago, this Mesa-based criminal defense legal blog discussed how the state defines sexual assault and the elements of charges that may be alleged against a person facing an alleged sex crime. If a person fails to successfully…

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Allegations of sex crimes can damage a person’s reputation

There is nothing easy about defending one’s self against criminal charges related to rape, sexual misconduct or solicitation. For this reason, individuals who must confront sex crime charges will need to conduct a thorough assessment of their options when establishing the defense strategies. The Nolan Law Firm is available to help those…

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Arizona gymnastics coach cleared of sexual misconduct allegations

Earlier this year former sports doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to prison for allegedly committing misconduct against a number of athletes who were under his care. His case sparked outrage in Arizona and throughout the rest of the country and caused youth sports organizations to take a careful look at…

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