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December 2015 Archives

An overview of expungements in Arizona

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in Maricopa County, then you know that your past can follow you long after you have served your time. However, Arizona state law affords you the opportunity to seek an expungement. At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, people often ask us how they can move past their criminal past. In this post, then, we will discuss the process for having a judgment of guilt set aside.

Phoenix man arrested on suspicion of discharging weapon in city

Most people in Maricopa County are aware that firing a weapon at another person may result in serious criminal charges in Arizona. They often do not know, however, that even just discharging a firearm can also lead to weapons charges in the state. Depending on where and why people shoot guns, they could face serious charges, including unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Understanding the costs of DUI charges in Arizona

Each year, thousands of people are arrested for drunk driving across the state of Arizona. In fact, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reported that there were more than 23,000 driving under the influence arrests in 2014 alone. Often, those who are charged with DUI in the state think only of the potential jail time and driver’s license suspension that may result from a conviction of this offense. However, there are numerous costs associated with drunk driving convictions in the state, which drivers need to be aware of.

What are the penalties for marijuana production in Arizona?

For one reason or another, you may choose to grow marijuana plants in Maricopa County. Unless you have a medical marijuana card and meet the requirements, however, this could result in serious drug charges. Under Arizona state law, the production of marijuana is prohibited. In order to protect yourself and your future, it is important for you to understand the potential penalties associated with this offense.

What is the difference between murder and manslaughter?

If you are allegedly involved in the death of another person in Arizona, you could face serious criminal charges, such as second degree murder or manslaughter. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to understand what constitutes each of these offenses. At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, we know that the offense you are charged with in such cases may mean the difference between serving a lengthy prison sentence and spending your life behind bars. In this post then, we will discuss the difference between second degree murder and manslaughter in the state of Arizona.