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Criminal law issue appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. When a matter passes its way through the state courts of Arizona and is given resolution in the Arizona Supreme Court, the only place that the outcome can be appealed is the U.S. Supreme Court. Even then, the U.S. Supreme Court does not hear every…

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Crimes and the sex offender registry

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

The Arizona criminal code covers many incidents that fall under the category of sex crimes. The criminal codes in other states share similarities and differences with Arizona’s. Before 1994, not every state mandated that sex offenders go on a registry. Nor were there uniform community notification. Thanks to federal legislation, uniform requirements do exist. Today,…

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Sex crimes charges involve pastor at high school

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 4, 2020

Residents of Arizona may have heard about an alleged sex crime incident that garnered media attention. A Michigan pastor faces arrest for charges related to the sexual assault of underage males. The case involves the pastor allegedly providing monetary compensation to the youth to have sexual relations with his wife. Details related to the case…

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Hidden drugs create possession issues

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 4, 2020

Arizona residents may have heard about a recent case involving heroin possession and intent to distribute from a motel room in Cottonwood. Four people are accused of possessing multiple packets of heroin found in a “hide-a-can” that looks like a common beverage container but hides valuables. Police investigated reports of drug trafficking from a Cottonwood…

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Voyeurism charges in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Oct 4, 2020

In Arizona, voyeurism is a type of sex offense that can result in serious penalties and collateral consequences. People who are convicted of voyeurism may face sentences to incarceration, fines, and the potential for ongoing sex offender registration for years. Being convicted of voyeurism can cause problems with finding jobs and housing and cause other…

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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 Factors Involved in Sexual Assault

By The Nolan Law Firm | Mar 4, 2020

Any sexual activity that is not agreed to by one of the involved parties is a sexual assault. These activities can include unwanted touching, taking explicit photos without permission, or forced kissing. It can also include more serious assaults like rape. Residents of Arizona need to understand that sexual assault can happen to a member…

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What is Indecent Exposure?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Oct 13, 2018

As a rule, social convention has made it commonplace for Americans to ensure that they are fully dressed when they walk out of their homes. Stated differently, Mesa residents generally do not go out in public naked or without articles of clothing on that hide from view their private body parts. This is because doing…

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