May 2016 Archives

Charges and penalties for pot in Arizona

If you or someone you know has been accused of a crime involving marijuana, you will want to understand how Arizona’s laws deal with the situation. While many other states in the nation have legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, the drug remains illegal in Arizona. The Arizona State Legislature makes it clear that crimes involving pot may result in felony criminal charges.

Due process: Your right to face your accuser

As a resident of Phoenix, you have specific rights under the U.S. Constitution. Here at The Baker Law Firm LLC, we are asked many questions about what those rights are. One of those rights is to know who is making the allegations against you, especially in cases involving sexual assault.

How are jury members selected?

If you have been charged with a crime such as drug distribution or manufacturing, you have the right to have your story heard by a jury of your peers. However, you may not know that much about jury selection except from watching movies or crime shows.

Burglary charges filed against Arizona man

A criminal charge and conviction in Phoenix can come with several consequences. These consequences include having to pay bail, facing a possible prison sentence, being ordered to pay restitution and court fines, and having one’s face plastered on local media stations. It can be even more damaging to a person’s situation if the person was observed near the crime scene or in possession of items connecting him or her to the crime.