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What Really Is Domestic Violence?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Domestic violence is known as the sexual assault, battery, physical assault, willful intimidation, and/or abusive behavior that is a systematic pattern of control and power of one person against another. This type of violence includes emotional abuse, psychological violence, sexual violence, and physical violence. The severity and frequency of domestic violence can vary, yet the…

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Is a plea bargain worth accepting?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

You’ve been charged with burglary. You’ve hired a defense lawyer, and you’re preparing yourself for trial. If things don’t go your way, you could end up in jail. Suddenly, the prosecutor for your case offers you a deal. What does this mean, and should you accept? What is a plea bargain? Plea bargaining is an extremely…

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3 things to know about assault with a deadly weapon

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

In Arizona, the law defines assault as any action meant to cause another harm or causing a person to reasonably believe physical harm was imminent. While assault charges are bad enough on their own, someone in possession of a weapon can face more serious consequences for assault with a deadly weapon. When a weapon becomes involved, a conviction…

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Aggravated circumstances can elevate sentencing of rape charges

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Sexual assault and rape are serious criminal charges in Arizona. Any reader who is facing these significant violent crimes should contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss their legal options for preparing a case-specific defense strategy. This post will briefly introduce several factors that may elevate the sentencing of a rape or sexual assault conviction…

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The 3 classifications of assault in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Feelings of anger and revenge are a normal part of being human, but when you act upon those emotions, it may lead to breaking the law. One way is through assault, which is attempting or threatening to injure another person. You may not understand why you face criminal charges when you did not actually hurt…

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Different charges may be filed when a murder is alleged

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

The death of a human being is taken very seriously under the laws of Arizona and when a death allegedly occurs at the hands of another person the accused may face serious criminal charges. There are different homicide charges that may be filed in such circumstances and this post will briefly touch on some of those crimes.…

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Defense strategies when a person is falsely accused of a crime

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Any criminal charge can derail a Mesa resident’s future, but allegations of violent conduct can result in incarceration and other serious consequences. When an Arizona resident is falsely accused of committing a violent crime they should work diligently with their criminal defense attorney to prepare a strong case for their innocence. That case may include…

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What are the elements of an assault charge?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

When an Arizona prosecutor believes that they have enough evidence to try and convict a person for the crime of assault, they think that they can prove all of the elements of the charge. The following paragraphs will outline what is involved in a charge of assault and what defenses a Mesa resident may have…

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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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Take a stand against violent crime charges

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

When it comes to criminal charges, no charge is particularly good to have to defend against. An Arizona resident who has been accused of a crime may be fearful of the allegations made against them and may not know what types of punishments are in store for them if they are convicted. However, as a…

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