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Penalties for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jul 28, 2021

In the state of Arizona, there are several types of offenses that could land you in jail or at least result in some sort of legal penalty. One of these offenses is the criminal negligence charge of unlawful discharge of a firearm, along with more severe penalties related to the discharge of a firearm. To…

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Auto Theft Laws in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jun 28, 2021

A major contribution to the statistics of crime is auto theft. It is more common in developed countries, especially when the rate of stolen cars is calculated per registered vehicle. Significant differences between rural areas and cities can only be partially explained by changes in the overall crime rate or the availability of cars. Many…

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Drug Trafficking Laws in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | May 21, 2021

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 of drugs is considered trafficking…

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How to Fight a Restraining Order in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | May 3, 2021

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. Sometimes restraining orders are sought…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Horse in Arizona?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Apr 2, 2021

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 they apply to intoxicated horse…

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Post-Conviction Relief Process in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Feb 24, 2021

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 Arizona? The post-conviction relief, also…

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What is the Difference Between Setting Aside a Case vs Dismissing a Case in Arizona?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

The legal world is filled with nuances and seeming contradictions. Each state has its own set of laws, which may be the same as other states, similar, or different. Legal terms can also be even more baffling when used by the media or entertainment industry. In this article, we will compare the difference between setting…

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Arizona?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense. Police are constantly on the lookout for any intoxicated drivers, especially during holidays. During the most recent Fourth of July holiday, Arizona police arrested 289 individuals for operating vehicles while inebriated. After a night of drinking, there are many ways to get around a city without operating…

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Know Immigration Consequences Before Taking a Plea

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Anyone who has ever faced criminal charges knows how stressful they can be. Navigating the American justice system can be both confusing and frightening. Often, criminal defendants elect to negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors. While judges must ultimately approve any agreement made, prosecutors and defendants typically enjoy wide latitude to negotiate charges, penalties, and…

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New Arizona Controlled Substance Law Goes into Effect in 2020

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

A June 11, 2019 indictment in Arizona charged 11 people with prescription fraud, accusing them of allegedly stealing the identities of health care workers to write fake prescriptions. The investigation started in 2018 and ended with the state’s Attorney General’s Office identifying 36 separate transactions involving fraudulent prescriptions for opioids. Currently, under Arizona state law,…

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