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What to Do if Falsely Accused of a Crime

Being falsely accused of a crime can be one of the scariest and most confusing times in your life. Your life changes from normal everyday activities to finding yourself in a police interrogation room being asked horrible questions about an event that you are clueless about. The way you react, and what you do to […]

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States Stepping Up DUI Checkpoints

Driving under the influence is a major problem in the United States. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, over one-third of all drivers involved in fatal collisions had alcohol in their systems. Alcohol reduces the judgment and increases the reaction times of drivers behind the wheel. To help reduce the number of alcohol-related […]

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Some Common Misconceptions About Addicts

Many times, addiction can lead to criminal behavior, which in turn requires the services of a criminal defense attorney.  It is important that the attorney be familiar with the different ways an addict sees life as opposed to a non-addict.  Here are some common misconceptions about addicts. Addicts are Lazy People. Addicts may seem lazy […]

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Avoid Pretextual Stops this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year”s holiday season are a festive time filled with parties and socializing. During this time, police officers and State Troopers across the nation will be on the alert for impaired drivers. One of the tools that law enforcement officers use to detect impaired drivers are “pretextual” stops. Other than not […]

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U Visa Limit for 2014 Already Reached

The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is a special visa set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. Congress created the U visa with the passage of the Victims of […]

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What Does a Hung Jury Mean in a DUI Case?

You may hear the term jury deadlocked, or hung jury in today’s media culture. But what does it really mean in a DUI case.  In your standard Arizona DUI jury trial there are 6 members of the jury. To reach a decision the verdict must be unanimous, meaning in order to find the defendant guilty […]

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Will a DUI Affect Your Ability to Reenter the U.S. if You Have a Green Card?

The overlap between criminal and immigration law can get complicated very quickly, and if you are in this situation, it is always best to consult with an attorney.  Generally speaking, any time a green card holder commits a crime, two questions must be asked. The first question is is it the type of crime for […]

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You Thought the NSA Was the Only Agency Spying on You?

Earlier this year local police in Arizona used a “data dump” to catch some bank robbers in Northern Arizona.  As it turns out, those types of tactics are FAR more common than you may think!  A recent article in USA Today reveals the results of an investigation into just how widespread this practice is, utilizing a device […]

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Cyber Crimes and the Law

Defining Cyber crime is not so simple and perhaps that is why there has not been a single definition that is collectively approved by all the law enforcing bodies. However, the below mentioned definition is a commonly accepted and generally used definition by Various US law enforcing bodies: “A criminal offense in which the computer […]

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Issues Keeping the U.S. Border Patrol in Line With Reforms

At the request of Congress in 2010, a review U.S. Border Patrol’s (CBP) policy on the use of force by border patrol agents was performed by Department of Homeland Security.  The report gave several recommendations as to steps that should be taken in order to balance the safety of agents against the unnecessary use of […]

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