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Can Students Be Disciplined for Off-Campus Social Media Posts?

courts have upheld a university’s right to discipline students when their social media posts violate university policies. Courts also tend to routinely side with high school administrators enforcing social media policies meant to promote tolerance and combat cyber-bullying.

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Can the police demand my identification?

When the police stop a car due to a traffic violation, they can demand to see the identification of the driver and all passengers, right? Not necessarily. While drivers must produce identification, this is not necessarily so for passengers, as the Ninth Circuit recently held.

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Someone else did the crime, I pay the fine ?

In Arizona, property owners can lose their houses, cars and other valuables when someone else uses the property to commit a crime. Does this mean you can lose a $50,000 car because, for example, a wayward relative drives it to go shoplifting? Before 2019, the answer was “yes.” Now, thanks to the Supreme Court, it is “maybe.”

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Arizona DUI’s & Healthcare Professionals: Three Things You Should Know

This article will cover a few basic initial thoughts for licensed healthcare professionals in Arizona, who are charged with misdemeanor DUIs.

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Stops for weaving | DUI in Tucson – ARS §28-729.1

This is another common “violation” that police use as justification for a DUI late night traffic stop. And we have had some success with this statute as well.

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DUI in Tucson: Police Stops During the Holiday Season – Wide Right Turns

The Holiday Season is upon us and Tucson-area police are out with special force. They look for small, sometimes imperceptible, traffic “violations” to justify stops of motorists, often late at night.

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5 Tips to Avoid being Hassled while entering the U.S

We have all heard horror stories regarding detentions at the border or airports due to a case of mistaken identity or an overzealous CBP officer, but some travelers experience delays each and every time they enter the U.S

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Choosing a DUI Lawyer: Six things to consider

Here in Tucson, police engage in aggressive DUI enforcement. Lot’s of people get cited or arrested for a variety of DUI offenses. All come with mandatory jail time, and can result in a criminal record that could affect careers.

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UofA: Fake ID’S, Criminal Justice, and Consequences

Many of you who are under twenty-one may have questions about what happens if you get caught with a fake ID at the University of Arizona I have a few observations and suggestions.

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Criminal Penalties for Failure to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

You may have seen in the news recently that one of the charges that Paul Manafort pled guilty to was failure to file foreign bank account reports. In today’s global economy, it is increasingly common that individuals who are obligated to file U.S. tax returns also have foreign bank accounts, which must be reported to the IRS. This includes U.S. citizens living abroad and foreign citizens residing in the U.S. with foreign bank accounts. Criminal and civil penalties can be levied solely for failure to file a form that discloses the existence of money on which an individual may not even owe U.S. taxes.

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