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Roadside drug tests unreliable

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2020

Though medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, driving while under the influence of drugs is not. As a result of evolving laws across the country, officers began implementing roadside tests for marijuana that are similar to the breathalyzer test for alcohol. The problem with these tests — as well as roadside tests that measure actual…

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Arizona man wins appeal to drop armed robbery conviction

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2020

An Arizona resident arrested and charged after getting caught with a plastic bag full of $100 bills pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of armed robbery and two counts of bank robbery. In order for there to be a charge of armed robbery, however, a defendant must have used a dangerous weapon to…

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plea bargain

2 Things to Know About Appeals After a Plea Bargain

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2020

If you face a criminal charge in Arizona, the unknown is probably the scariest thing you are up against. You do not know if the court will find you guilty, and if it does, then you do not know what your sentence may be. You can speculate, but nothing is certain. That is why a…

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Will more convictions lead to more appeals?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2020

If you have been arrested or seen a loved one get arrested, you know just how frightening it can be. Feeling those cold metal handcuffs click into place on our wrists—might give you chills just thinking about it. More Americans are being arrested now than ever before. America’s arrest and conviction rates are at an all-time high.…

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Understanding tax evasion and its consequences

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2020

Many people find legal ways to reduce their tax burden. Even the government encourages taxpayers to take advantage of deductions, credits and tax-deferred retirement accounts. Yet, share of taxes – or paying any whatsoever. If you’re trying to reduce the impact taxes have on your finances, you may have considered them yourself. But understanding tax…

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NFL players issued arrest warrants for robbery

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2020

Football fans in Arizona might be interested in learning that arrest warrants have been issued for two NFL cornerbacks. Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks and DeAndre Baker of the New York Giants are wanted for multiple counts of robbery following an incident that allegedly occurred at a cookout in Florida. Alleged robbery incident According…

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Setting aside your conviction might get your life back on track

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 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 record on your next job…

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Deepfakes create increasing problems in court

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 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 more advanced Practically anyone with…

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How to handle a child abuse allegation

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 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, there are many steps that…

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Online child abuse, exploitation and child grooming

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 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 someone uses the internet as…

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