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What Can Happen if you Violate Your Probation Terms

If you have been convicted of a crime and placed on probation, it’s very important you obey the terms of the probation. If you do violate the terms of your probation, you could easily face fines, jail time, or further probation. However, a good criminal defense lawyer can help you in the courts to explain… Read more

Professionals at Risk of Losing License with Criminal Charges

Criminal charges come with all sorts of long-term effects: Fines, jail time, probation, social stigmas, difficulties finding future employment, insurance rates increases, etc. One of the big thing that many professionals don’t realize is that they could lose their professional license, throwing their entire career into jeopardy. Which Professional Licenses are at Risk? There are… Read more

What Can Change with a Modification of Probation?

Probation is one of the more common sentences that a judge can pass down to a plaintiff in court. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) states that there were over 82,000 Arizonans on parole in 2015, and that number is likely to have gone up slightly. That means that a decent percentage of the population… Read more

When Can I Request a New Judge in My Criminal Case?

There are few more important court cases than criminal ones. The outcomes of criminal cases can be literally life-changing, and as a result, it’s worth taking every aspect of them seriously. This, of course, includes the judge presiding over the case. Many people don’t realize that you can actually request a new judge for a… Read more

What Makes a Traffic Stop Unlawful

When it comes to traffic stops, it’s not uncommon to hear stories of people saying “they just pulled me over for no reason,” but the truth is that police officers always have to have a valid reason for the traffic stop. In fact, there have been many times where individuals have had convictions overthrown because… Read more

What Kind of Professional Licenses Can be Revoked if I’m Arrested?

Professional licenses almost always come with stipulations that you will maintain a certain professional lifestyle, and for many of those licenses, arrests can throw your certification into jeopardy. Which professional licenses can be affected by arrests, and which arrests in particular? It would be impossible to type up the entire lists, but here are some… Read more

Tips for Getting Away from Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is extremely serious and sadly, very common. If you have been a victim of domestic violence or fear that you or your family may become a victim of domestic violence, this article offers tips for you to follow to get yourself and your family to safety. What to do in a domestic violence… Read more

Changing the Arizona Bail System

In Arizona, bail is set based on the minimum amount that will ensure that the defendant will return and appear in court, but there are people who now want to change that. Many people who have committed minor offenses sit in jail simply because they cannot afford to pay their bail. A panel of criminal… Read more

When Should I Get a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is an order of protection set in place by the court that restricts an action or prevents one person from contacting or harassing another. There are several reasons for which you may request a restraining order from the court. The main reasons you can and should get a restraining order are explained… Read more

When Do I Get My Rights Back?

Restoration of rights after a felony charge can be a timely processes or it can be automatic. So, after you’ve done your time, when will you get all of your rights back? Once a person completes their sentence, whether it be probation or imprisonment, they have the opportunity to clean up their criminal record. This process can be accomplished with the help of a good attorney.