November 2014 Archives

Understanding extreme and super extreme DUI charges in Arizona

Charges for driving under the influence in Arizona can lead to serious and long-lasting consequences for drivers if convictions are achieved. The exact nature of the penalties can vary dramatically based upon the individual circumstances of each case. One of the factors that is considered in the final penalty determination is the blood alcohol level of a driver at the time of the arrest.

Man gets criminal charges dropped for firearm possession

The Constitution of the United States guarantees all citizens the right to bear arms. Despite this, gun laws vary dramatically around the nation and sometimes the line between what is legal and what is illegal can be difficult to identify. Arizona residents should take the time to understand their rights and learn from the experiences of others what actions can lead to gun charges and what may not.

What are Arizona’s penalties for drug crimes involving marijuana?

Every type of drug crime is considered unique in Arizona and therefore carries with it a unique set of potential penalties. The possession, sale, production and importing of marijuana for recreational use are all prohibited in Arizona. The criminal classification for each of these acts varies and some offer options for alternatives to jail or prison while some do not.

What is an expungement?

People who are charged with and convicted of criminal offenses in Arizona are understandably concerned about the penalties associated with these situations. However, the consequences can and do extend beyond fines and incarceration time. Criminal records can hinder many aspects of life such as securing jobs or even personal relationships. For some defendants, there is an option to have a guilty conviction set aside by the court, helping to restore civil rights and facilitate a better future.