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Appealing a felony conviction

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

A felony conviction may be a devastating blow after the months you spent preparing for and going through your criminal trial. However, in Arizona, you can appeal the decision. The appellate court’s review of your trial is not a second trial. Instead, it is a panel of judges reading your brief, listening to your attorney’s oral…

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Arizona gymnastics coach cleared of sexual misconduct allegations

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Earlier this year former sports doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to prison for allegedly committing misconduct against a number of athletes who were under his care. His case sparked outrage in Arizona and throughout the rest of the country and caused youth sports organizations to take a careful look at how athletes are treated in…

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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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Defending against illegal searches

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

It can be incredibly traumatic to witness law enforcement officials rifling through one’s personal possessions, tearing through their home or emptying out the contents of their car for all of the world to see. Although in some cases it is legal for Arizona police officers to perform these extensive searches of suspects’ property, in other…

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Ways people make a DUI arrest harder than it needs to be

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Arizona police have really cracked down on drunk drivers in recent years. In 2017, police made over 93,000 more traffic stops than in the previous year. However, the actual number of arrests only increased slightly, which suggests many Arizona residents avoid getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking. Unfortunately, many people make the situation more difficult…

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Is your DUI the result of a false positive on a testing device?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

If you have a DUI charge pending against you, you may feel like there is nothing you can do to avoid a conviction. Many people in the Mesa area, like you, find themselves in similar situations. Up until now, you probably never thought you could end up with criminal charges for driving while under the…

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The appellate courts of Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

When a prosecutor in Arizona files criminal charges against a person in the courts of the state, the matter, if it goes to trial, will be heard in the superior court of the jurisdiction where the prosecutor filed the charges. If the matter ends and the non-prevailing party believes that a mistake was made at…

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When plea deals go wrong: how to overturn your conviction

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

When you are facing criminal charges, you may decide to enter a plea bargain, also known as a plea deal. A plea deal is a strategy for reducing your charges and shortening your sentence. You may attempt to strike a deal only to find out it is not doing you any good. Thankfully, you may…

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What is “premeditation”?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

If a person wants to accomplish something then they may make a plan to reach their goal. While in most contexts having a plan in place is usually considered a benefit to an individual, in one particular context it may not be a good thing: accusations of criminal conduct. In particular, if an Arizona resident…

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What happens when you evade police to avoid a DUI?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Arizona police have really cracked down in recent years on people who decide to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. 2017 saw tens of thousands more people pulled over, but luckily, the total number of DUI arrests only increased a little bit. This proves that more people have decided to avoid driving after a night of drinking. It…

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