criminal defense

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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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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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Consequences for Sex Crime Convictions in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | May 12, 2021

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. Types of Sex Crimes The complete list and exact definition of sex crimes can…

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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 Happens if you Fail a Drug Test on Probation?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Feb 18, 2021

Probation is no easy thing. It is much more than a slap on the wrist. There are very real rules you must follow in order to continue enjoying many of the privileges of freedom while also understanding the consequences for crimes you have committed in the past. What is Probation? The short answer to this…

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3 Things About Arraignments You May Not Know

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

What is an arraignment? An arraignment is a pre-trial process. It is to tell the defendants of the charges and what their legal rights are. Arraignments make sure the defendant has an attorney if needed, enter a plea and set a date for the trial. Rule 14 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure outlines the…

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Understanding when police can legally search a car

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

These days, more and more people feel concerned about police in Arizona and elsewhere. Citizens need to understand their rights, so they can exercise and protect them. If a person is ever pulled over, Flex Your Rights explains when the police have permission to search that individual’s vehicle. Understanding essential facts can keep a bad situation from…

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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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What to do when pulled over for suspicion of drug use

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Police officers can spot driving behaviors that may indicate intoxication or a driver under the influence of drugs. When they pull you over, they will look for other indicators such as watery or red eyes, difficulty speaking and the inability to walk normally. Not all officers can recognize drug use, which is why they will…

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