February 2016 Archives

An overview of field sobriety tests in Arizona

Like numerous others throughout Arizona, you may have been stopped by law enforcement on suspicion of driving under the influence. At The Baker Law Firm, LLC, we know such stops often involve field sobriety tests. While such tests often play an important role in determining whether you will be arrested for drunk driving, you may not understand what they entail. Therefore, we will provide an overview of field sobriety tests in this post.

Understanding prescription fraud in the state of Arizona

Painkillers and other prescription medications can be highly addictive. As a result, it is easy for otherwise law-abiding people in Arizona, and elsewhere, to get caught up in prescription drug abuse. If they use fraud in order to obtain these medications, they could face criminal charges with lasting consequences.

Where are Arizonans prohibited from carrying firearms?

Compared to other states in the U.S., Arizona’s gun laws are relatively lenient. That said, however, you cannot carry your firearm everywhere. This is the case even for those who have a concealed weapons permit. If you do take your firearm into prohibited places, you could face criminal charges for misconduct involving weapons. Therefore, it behooves you to understand where you are not allowed to carry a firearm in the state of Arizona.

Man charged with aggravated assault after Peoria police chase

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, there were more than 23,900 violent crimes reported across the state in 2014 alone. Of these, aggravated assault had the largest incidence rate. This offense occurs when a person unlawfully attacks another with the intent of inflicting seriously injuring him or her. Aggravated assault is a serious offense, and the penalties one might face if convicted of this charge may be enhanced if he or she uses a weapon, such as a firearm.