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Is Domestic Violence a Misdemeanor or a Felony in Arizona?

A severe issue, domestic violence is met with severe consequences for those who are convicted. In the state of Arizona, domestic violence is defined as any criminal act of abuse committed by one ...
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What is Considered Trespassing in Arizona?

Criminal trespassing is met with serious consequences, especially in the state of Arizona. The penalties of this crime vary depending on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and can ...
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What Are the Possible Defenses for Fraud?

If you have been charged with fraud, you are likely concerned about your future and what will happen if you are indeed convicted. One of the most serious white-collar crimes, fraud can often result in ...
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Why You Should Never Consent to a Search of Your Property

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed to protect U.S. citizens from “unreasonable searches and seizures.” This Amendment prevents law enforcement from searching and ...
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Can You Get Arrested for Road Rage?

Most drivers are guilty of getting worked up when behind the wheel. While getting upset, especially when another motorist commits a traffic violation or nearly causes a crash, is not illegal nor ...
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An Overview of Domestic Violence in Arizona

In Arizona, domestic violence involves violent offenses committed by an aggressor against members of his or her household. Victims may include a current or former spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a ...
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The Do's and Don'ts of an Arizona DUI Arrest

If you were recently arrested for drunk driving, you should know some common pitfalls to avoid. Our Phoenix DUI attorneys have compiled a list of things that you should and shouldn't do if you are ...
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What to Expect at Your Arraignment Hearing

If you were told that you will soon be arraigned for your crime, you may be curious about what this entails. What is an arraignment and why do you have to have one? An arraignment hearing will be the ...
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DUI Checkpoints: Can Police Search Your Car?

If you or someone you love finds yourself as a checkpoint – which are commonly set up during holidays – make sure you know your rights when it comes to police searches ! Unlawful Vehicle ...
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Memorial Day Weekend DUI Task Force Increasing Patrols Throughout Arizona

Memorial Day Weekend is here and for many that means more holiday parties, celebrations, and reasons to drink. Knowing that Americans tend to celebrate with alcoholic beverages, law enforcement ...
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What Constitutes an Unlawful Stop?

What You Need to Know About Unlawful Police Stops in Phoenix When can a law enforcement officer pull you over and when is it illegal? Many people are uncertain about their rights and become victims of ...
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What Happens if I Get an Out-of-State DUI?

A DUI charge is never a good thing to have on your driving record, but it can be even worse if it occurs out-of-state. As if criminal penalties weren’t enough, you will also face license ...
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How is Domestic Violence Classified in Arizona?

Arizona is cracking down on domestic violence. Recent changes to Arizona domestic violence laws have reflected on the serious nature of the offense, and law enforcement is aggressively prosecuting ...
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Be Wary of "Flexing Your Rights" During Arizona DUI Stops

In the past several months, the internet has been flooded with viral videos of motorists “flexing their rights” during DUI checkpoints. These videos typically involve drivers approaching ...
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Attorney Anthony Knowles Receives "10 Best" Award From American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Knowles Law Firm, PLC is pleased to announce that Founding Attorney Anthony Knowles has received the 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys™ ...
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Arizona DUI Task Force Preps for St. Patrick's Day

It’s now March, and that means St. Patrick’s Day is only days away. In the United States, Saint Patrick’s Day has become one of the most popular drinking holidays of the year. Like ...
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What Are Extreme & Super Extreme DUIs?

In many states throughout the country, motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol can face enhanced charges and penalties if there are aggravating circumstances involved in their case. In the ...
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Understanding the 15-Day Rule in Arizona DUI Cases

In Arizona, motorists charged with driving under the influence face two separate proceedings - the criminal court process and the administrative hearing with the Motor Vehicle Services Division of the ...
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Arizona Court Rules on Medical Marijuana & Driving Under the Influence

Last month, on Tuesday October 21, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued a ruling that clarified laws regarding medical marijuana and driving under the influence ( DUI ). The ruling stated that ...
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Arizona Authorities Arrest 582 Drivers During Labor Day Weekend DUI Crackdown

Labor Day weekend has come to represent the unofficial end of summer. As a result, many Americans choose to celebrate the long holiday weekend by having parties and drinking alcohol. As with most ...
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Rise in Prescription Drug Related Crimes Sparks Concern

This past Saturday on May 17, an 18-year-old was arrested after attempting forced entry into a woman's home in Pinal County. The young man was on drugs at the time of his arrest. Cases like this ...
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A Different Kind of DUI - What Legalizing Marijuana Could Mean for Road Safety

Colorado and Washington are the first two states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. While marijuana is legal medicinally in the state of Arizona, more and more people are supporting full ...
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Boardwalk Empire: The Real Crimes Behind the Fictional Show

HBO's hit series Boardwalk Empire is a show that tells the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, a fictional character based on the real-life racketeer Enoch "Nucky" Johnson. Nucky ...
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Defendant in 1996 Arizona Murders Put to Death

Inmate Robert Jones was put to death last month. He was responsible for the murders of seven individuals, six of which were during two armed robberies in Tucson. The man's last words were, ...
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Domestic Violence False Allegations

Domestic violence. These accusations are common, but how often are these charges based on false allegations? That is up to the courts to decide. It is difficult to find a statistic on how many ...
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