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What are Disorderly Conduct Defenses in Arizona?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jan 4, 2022

Sometimes referred to as “disturbing the peace”, disorderly conduct is a crime that can be committed in a variety of ways. Arizona’s law definition of the charge is very broad, allowing for a great deal of subjectivity. Consequently, many times this will be the charge for someone when their crime simply doesn’t fit any other…

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What is the Difference Between Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Dec 3, 2021

Reasonable suspicion and probable cause are often confused because they typically go hand-in-hand. When police officers detain someone, search their property or body or arrest someone for any alleged crime, they usually identify reasonable suspicion, followed closely by probable cause. While the terms are often used interchangeably they are slightly different in terms of their…

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What is Criminal Damage & What are the Penalties?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 2, 2021

If you have been arrested for criminal damage in Arizona, you likely want to know what this charge is all about. Thankfully, the following is a breakdown of the charge, and what you can expect penalty-wise if you are found guilty of this crime. What is Criminal Damage? Criminal damage is a charge that means…

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Penalties for a First-Time DUI Offense in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Oct 12, 2021

If you are facing charges for driving under the influence in Arizona, you may be curious to know what kinds of penalties and fines you can expect. Arizona is one of the toughest states when it comes to DUI laws.  According to Arizona law, it is illegal to drive or otherwise be in control of a…

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What Is a Motion to Revoke Probation?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Oct 1, 2021

Probation is an agreement in essence between the convicted party and the sentencing party that the convicted individual will adhere to certain guidelines, instead of serving prison or jail time. The main purpose of probation is the rehabilitation of a defendant and is often relegated to cases that involve first-time or low-risk offenders. When the…

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Best Advice for Consulting with a Lawyer

By The Nolan Law Firm | Aug 26, 2021

Meeting with a lawyer for the first time to evaluate your case can be a bit overwhelming. From understanding the legal intricacies of your case well enough to convey them to wondering how you will pay for an attorney’s services to asking yourself how to consult with a lawyer in the first place, it can…

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What Makes a Law Enforcement Search Illegal?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Aug 19, 2021

Arizona residents are right to expect some level of privacy in their personal lives. For example, they should expect that they can live as they please within the law within their homes without the threat of law enforcement officials barging in and investigating their actions and property. However, under some circumstances, police and other government…

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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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