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A Lesser Sentence for an Embezzlement Charge Through a Plea Deal

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 12, 2020

An embezzlement charge requires a strong defense when the amount allegedly-taken from an Arizona employer is more than $25,000. Classified as a felony offense, an employee’s punishment may include up to 12.5 years of incarceration, a $1,000 fine, and restitution. The Investigation Must Uncover Proof of Employee Theft A conviction of felony embezzlement requires a…

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Fighting an Indecent Exposure or Public Nudity Charge

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jun 6, 2020

Indecent exposure or public nudity may seem harmless enough, but it can carry severe consequences. In many states, such an offense can actually land someone on the sex offender registry. Arizona is one such state. In Arizona and other jurisdictions, laws regulate behavior. Statutes covering sexual violations and indecent acts seek to protect the public.…

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The Nolan Law Firm Remains Available During COVID

By The Nolan Law Firm | Apr 3, 2020

At The Nolan Law Firm in Mesa, Arizona, we know that life goes on, even with the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have come with it. As the world continues to turn, people’s need for essential products and services does not stop. We continue to need food, gas, medicine, and essential services. Criminal defense…

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Diversion Programs in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jan 18, 2020

Diversion is an alternative to traditional prosecution by a court. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office provides several different diversion programs to some individuals accused of certain crimes. Those charged with specific Class 4, 5, and 6 offenses may be eligible to participate in the Felony Pretrial Intervention Program. The FPIP allows a person to participate in programs…

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Arizona appeal options

By The Nolan Law Firm | Jan 12, 2020

If you believe material errors existed in your Arizona trial, you may appeal to a higher court. If you use all of your rights of appeal at the state level, you may request a review of your case at the federal level. At The Nolan Law Firm, we have experience defending clients’ rights and appealing…

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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 Criminal Trespassing in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Apr 10, 2019

Whether you decided to take a shortcut while walking home and did not know you were crossing through private property, or you had an inkling you should not enter an abandoned building but do so anyway for fun, you and other Arizona residents should realize that entering residential or commercial property without permission – even…

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