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How an Order of Protection Keeps You Safe

If you are in a relationship with someone who physically, emotionally or sexually abuses you or family members, that person is committing domestic violence and possibly a myriad of other crimes. It is important to know that you are not alone in your strife. People from all socioeconomic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds experience domestic violence…. Read more

Differences between Theft, Robbery and Burglary

You may think that robbery, theft and burglary are simply synonyms for one another but in the eyes of Phoenix law, each crime how it’s own distinction. While theft and robbery are similar in that the involve the taking or attempted taking of personal property, burglary is slightly different. We’ve broken down the differences that… Read more

Interesting Stats About Suing Police

Many people have tried to sue the Phoenix Police Department but very few have succeeded in their efforts. Here are some interesting stats about suing the Phoenix Police department. The Arizona Republic reports that of the 1,675 claims filed against Phoenix Police the city paid out $17.2 million from September to 2009 to September 2015…. Read more

How Judges Determine Bail

If you have been arrested and incarcerated a judge will ordinarily set a bail amount at a suspect’s first court appearance after your arrest. This appearance could either be a bail hearing or an arraignment. Judges will typically adhere to standard practice with regards to a suspect’s alleged crime when determining bail. However, judges can… Read more

Rights Gained with a Medical Marijuana Card

While Arizona is a fairly new state to legalize the use of medical marijuana, there are laws and regulations set firmly in place for those who have obtained a medical marijuana “green card.” Below is a quick rundown of some of those laws that are in place to regulate patients who can legally, medically use marijuana…. Read more

What is a Fingerprint Card?

If you have recently gotten a job or wish to volunteer with a governmental organization you may be required to obtain a fingerprint clearance card. But what is fingerprint card and why do I need one? We’ve outlined this new technology below. What is a Fingerprint Card? A fingerprint clearance card is the physical copy… Read more

What Are the Differences Between Murder and Manslaughter?

While it’s natural to be afraid of danger while out and about in the city, you should find ease in knowing homicide is on a quick decline in the last 30 years. There were 113 homicides in Phoenix in the year 2015, which is an all-time low for the past 30 years (source). While the… Read more

Know Your Rights: Legal Search and Seizure

It is fairly common knowledge that the citizens of the United States have rights protecting them against unlawful search and seizure by authorities. Your Fourth Amendment rights dictate that a law enforcement officer must have a warrant to search your home or car. And they have to have probable cause to even get the warrant…. Read more

Differences between DUI and Extreme DUI in Arizona

DUI’s are not taken lightly in the state of Arizona. A first offense DUI is punishable automatically with at least 24 hours of mandatory incarceration. An extreme DUI is punishable with a minimum of 30 days of incarceration. Both are taken as serious offenses in Arizona, but there are some major differences. Let’s take a… Read more

The Safest Cities in Arizona and Their Crime Rates

Arizona is a beautiful up-and-coming state. Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the U.S., and it grows larger every year. Safewise.com performed a study to find out the safest cities in the state of Arizona, and we’d like to spread that information with you. Below is a list of their findings. The 5 safest… Read more