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August 2015 Archives

What are your rights at Arizona DUI checkpoints?

Law enforcement agencies throughout Maricopa County often conduct sobriety checkpoints. Like others who find themselves at such stops, you may be unsure of your rights. As a result, you could incriminate yourself. Therefore, it is important for you to understand your options to help protect yourself from an unwarranted arrest.

Arizona drug charges: Possession of a dangerous drug

Drug offenses are considered serious offenses in the state of Arizona, and are often aggressively prosecuted. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, there were more than 25,000 drug possession arrests in 2012 alone. Those who are found in possession of dangerous drugs, or other illegal substances, could face serious penalties if they are convicted.

Can you be arrested for DUI the day after drinking in Arizona?

Like many people in Maricopa County who go out drinking, you may have a designated driver, call a taxi or use another driving service to get home. You may be unaware, however, that you could be stopped, arrested and charged the next morning. Commonly known as morning after DUIs, these types of arrests often come as a surprise.

Barricade situation involving gun leads to arrest for Phoenix man

People in Maricopa County, and throughout Arizona, often believe they may keep guns in their homes for their own personal safety. However, even in the privacy of their own home, some situations involving weapons may lead to serious criminal charges. Being convicted of weapons crimes often carries severe penalties, which may have a serious impact on their futures.

What do judges consider during sentencing for felony offenses?

If you are convicted of a felony offense in Maricopa County, you could face a wide range of penalties. The decision regarding the penalties you will face generally falls to the judge who oversaw your case. At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, people frequently ask us about how sentences are determined. In this post, then, we will discuss what factors are considered when deciding the type and severity of penalties you will face.