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Felony Sentencing in Arizona

As in most states, criminal offenses are broken down into misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona. Misdemeanors are the less serious offense, while felonies are the most serious and generally carry prison terms. In Arizona, a misdemeanor generally warrants only jail time, if that, and then usually only up to six months.
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Excessive Force & Police Misconduct

Police misconduct involves various unethical actions of the police or law enforcement officers that violate a person’s constitutional rights. This includes beating members of the public, planting evidence, excessive use of force, or obtaining evidence through unlawful search or seizure.
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Why It’s Worth It To Fight Your DUI Charges

It is normal to wonder, “Should I fight my DUI?” when you are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges. Many drivers mistakenly believe it is easier to pay the fine and accept the DUI charge instead of fighting it.
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Is it Kidnapping When You Take Your Own Child?

Parental kidnapping is a popularized term for what Arizona law classifies as custodial interference. In its basic form, custodial interference means that one parent takes, keeps, or withholds a child from the other parent without the legal authority to do so.
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Is it Kidnapping When You Take Your Own Child?

Parental kidnapping is a popularized term for what Arizona law classifies as custodial interference. In its basic form, custodial interference means that one parent takes, keeps, or withholds a child from the other parent without the legal authority to do so.
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Understanding Arizona’s New Marijuana Law

Prior to Prop 207, Arizona had one of the strictest regimens in the country for punishing marijuana users. Possession of even the tiniest amount could lead to a felony charge and, if convicted, could result in the loss of voting rights and a permanent criminal record that would make public assistance almost impossible to get. Not to mention the damage it could do to one’s job prospects.
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How a Domestic Violence Charge Can Affect Your Life

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, about 33.4% of Arizona men and 42.6% of Arizona women experience physical violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking with their spouse or intimate partner.
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Common Myths About DUIs

In Arizona, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is considered a serious offense. Unfortunately, there are several myths, misleading information, and false assumptions out there about Arizona DUI cases. Without proper guidance or legal representation, a defendant can easily end up in a worst-case scenario.
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Know The Drunk Driving Laws In Arizona

Arizona has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the United States. You should think twice before drinking and getting behind the wheel in the Phoenix area because Arizona is a no-tolerance state when it comes to DUI.
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