Sealing Criminal Records in Arizona Under The New Law
Arizona’s new sealing statute is a powerful way for people who have been charged or convicted of many common offenses, to be able to say “no” in many instances. But the statute is riddled with exceptions and limitations. Use care when petitioning, and even if granted, use care when answering applications for certain types of jobs. I hope this helps.
Aggravated Assault in Arizona: Five Things You Should Know
In Arizona, “Aggravated Assault” charged under ARS § 13-1204 is a Class Four Felony, and in some cases with mandatory prison. Today, we’ll discuss some of the most common types of Aggravated Assault.
Police Misconduct & How it May Affect Your Criminal Case in Arizona
This blog discusses how in a typical criminal case such as a DUI or domestic violence police misconduct even if not resulting in grievous misfortune can sometimes provide a helpful remedy for the criminally accused.
Collateral Consequences of Misdemeanors For Professionals & Parents in Arizona: Fingerprint Clearance Cards
Many people are surprised by how outsized the consequences some misdemeanor convictions can be. The “collateral” consequences—meaning all those hidden administrative, licensing, employment, custody-related, lifestyle related consequences that you don’t think even exist.
Federal Court Strikes Law Prohibiting Guns For Some Accused of Domestic Violence
For thirty years two federal laws prohibited all those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses, and also those not convicted or even charged with any crime but subject to domestic violence “restraining orders” from ever possessing firearms
Should I get a lawyer for a DUI in Arizona?
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Arizona. If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to understand your legal rights and the potential consequences of a conviction. One of the most important decisions you will make is whether to hire a lawyer to represent you. In this article, we will discuss several reasons why you may want to consider getting a lawyer for a DUI in Arizona.
Domestic Violence for Professionals – Part III – Asserting Victims’ Rights to Influence Outcome
Today we’ll talk about how victims may also influence the final outcomes of domestic violence criminal proceedings in Arizona, particularly in relation to a putative offer of “diversion.”
Domestic Violence for Professionals – Part II – Victims’ Bill of Rights In Arizona
Today we continue, introducing you today to the Arizona Victims’ Bill of Rights. We discuss herein how the Arizona Victims’ Bill of Rights may be in some cases actually helpful to defendants whose victims do not want the defendant prosecuted or restrained. In other words, we discuss how a cooperative victim may use the Arizona Victims’ Bill of Rights to make her voice heard on release conditions, case management, and potentially outcome.
Domestic Violence for Professionals – Part I – The Arrest, Initial Appearance & Arraignment
If you are a licensed professional, serve in the military, hold security or access clearances, or need to carry or handle a firearm for your job, domestic violence charges, even if later dismissed, can alter your career trajectory.
How to Clear an Arrest Record in Arizona
A few blogs back, you and I spoke about clearing your Arizona record of conviction through various machinations, at least setting it aside, or sealing it, and in some happy cannabis cases expunging it completamente.