criminal defense

Drug Possession and Trafficking Laws in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2019

If you receive a drug possession conviction in Arizona, the state may impose felony-level penalties. The exact consequences for this crime vary by the circumstances of your case, including any history of prior convictions, the type and amount of substance, and whether evidence exists to support the intent to distribute the substance. Before facing drug…

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3 Things to Know About Plea Bargains

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2019

Criminal cases often end with a plea bargain. This avoids going to trial and allows you to negotiate the terms of your conviction. Plea bargains can be good deals, but sometimes, they may not be the best choice. The decision to make a deal or not is up to you. Remember, if you do not…

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Appealing a Criminal Conviction May Take a Long Time

By The Nolan Law Firm | Oct 12, 2019

If a judge or jury has convicted you of a felony offense in the Grand Canyon State, you have a right to appeal your conviction. Furthermore, if you are facing a death sentence, your matter has an automatic appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court. You should realize, though, that appeals often take a significant amount…

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Does Arizona Have a “Make My Day” Law?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Sep 5, 2019

Most states have some kind of legislation that protects people who are defending themselves and their property from being liable for an assault or murder charge, and Arizona is no exception. The premise of Arizona’s “castle doctrine” (or “stand your ground law” as it is sometimes called) is that if you are being directly threatened,…

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Arizona’s Self-Defense Laws

By The Nolan Law Firm | Aug 20, 2019

There is a threat to your life, and you feel scared. Is your reaction fight or flight? There is no time to think of the consequences should you defend yourself. There is no time to make a rational decision. When your life is at stake there is no logic involved. Protecting yourself from a person…

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Learn All About Search Warrants

By The Nolan Law Firm | Aug 13, 2019

A police officer comes to your home and knocks on the door. He or she hands you a piece of paper. On this paper are the words “search warrant.” You may know enough about this document to understand that a police officer is at your house to search for something. What is the process of…

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Set-Aside Versus Destruction of Juvenile Records

By The Nolan Law Firm | Aug 13, 2019

Your juvenile record is following you around like a bad smell. It pops up every time you apply for a job. It was there when the police stopped you for speeding. You finished your probation. But should you set-aside or destroy it? What is the difference? The state of Arizona does allow you to both…

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Understanding Arizona’s Homicide Laws

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jun 13, 2018

If you kill someone in Arizona, with or without the intention to do so, that is a homicide. But did you know that Arizona law specifies four types of homicide for which you could face charges? It is true. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the death you allegedly caused, you could face prosecution for one of the following four…

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