January 2016 Archives

The admissibility requirements for Arizona breath tests

According to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were more than 23,000 people arrested for driving under the influence in 2014. The cornerstone of many DUI cases is breath test results. Under the state’s implied consent law, the authorities may use such tests in order to determine the blood alcohol content level of motorists who they believe were drinking and driving. Overcoming the results of these tests may seem insurmountable, however, there are some situations in which breath tests may be deemed inadmissible.

An overview of the TASC diversion program in Arizona

If you have been charged with drug-related offenses in Maricopa County, the potential consequences could have a life-changing impact on your future. Depending on the charges and circumstances, you could face jail time or probation, which may affect your employment opportunities. At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, we know that there are other options to these penalties that could allow you to move past drug charges.

What is first-degree murder and what are the penalties?

As was discussed in previous posts, there are a number of situations that might result in Maricopa County residents facing murder charges. The second installment of this two-part series will discuss the circumstances for which you might be charged with first-degree murder. Additionally, it will explain the penalties you could face if convicted of this offense.

An overview of second-degree murder charges in Arizona

As was discussed in a previous post, there are numerous situations that might lead to Arizonans being charged with murder. In the state of Arizona, there are two classifications of murder charges – second-degree murder and first-degree murder. While the differences in the definitions of these offenses may seem slight, the disparities in their potential penalties are significant. The first post in this two part series will discuss second-degree murder charges, and the consequences people might face if convicted of this offense.