False Domestic Violence Charges as Custody Tactics

March 23rd, 2018|Juvenile, Legal|

Divorces can often get messy, especially if a child is involved and there are disagreements over custody on both sides. Unfortunately, things can get very ugly, to the point where one side may use unethical tactics in order to gain custody of their child, such as making false claims of abuse. Protection From Abuse Orders [...]

Proving Self-Defense in Arizona Courts

February 7th, 2018|Legal|

Murder is one of the most serious crimes for which you can be convicted. However, some defendants may be able to argue that they acted purely out of self-defense. Arizona is one of 20 states with a Stand Your Ground law. This law justifies the use of deadly physical force in certain situations if you [...]

Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Legal Marijuana

January 15th, 2018|Current Events, Legal|

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has not been shy about his opinion of marijuana. He believes it is a dangerous drug worthy of Schedule A designation. On January 4th, the Department of Justice released a memo calling for stricter enforcement of federal marijuana prohibition. While states with some form of legal marijuana have always been [...]

Online Confessions of Criminal Acts

December 14th, 2017|Current Events, Legal|

Social media has become a big part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't realize that what they post on their social media accounts is public. Even private information, such as chat histories, can be uncovered if a judge approves a motion to obtain the information. A lot of people are finding [...]

Arizona Self-Defense Laws and Stand Your Ground

October 31st, 2017|Legal|

While violence against another person is generally considered unlawful, there is an exception when it comes to reasonable self-defense. Self-Defense Laws in Arizona If you commit an act of violence in self-defense, then it must be deemed necessary in defending yourself. For example, if someone attacks you and you punch them, causing them to fall to the [...]

Pardon? Your Options After A Conviction In Arizona

September 19th, 2017|Current Events, Legal, Sentencing|

President Trump made headlines recently when he issued a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt. Arpaio is the exception, not the rule, when it comes to pardons. Most people who are convicted of crimes will have to seek other options since receiving clemency is extremely rare. [...]

Medical Marijuana DUIs in Arizona

June 14th, 2017|Legal|

Although medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, federal law still defines it as an illegal substance. Because of this, there's still a lot of ambiguity regarding the legality of marijuana use. A recent appeals court ruling limits prosecutors' ability to charge patients with driving under the influence of marijuana. Appeals Court Overturns Marijuana Conviction In [...]