Can an Order of Protection Keep me from Seeing my Child?
Order of Protection – Easy to Get. Attorneys often joke, “Down at the courthouse, they give out orders of protection like its candy.” The joke is not true, but it’s close. When domestic violence (DV) is charged, it’s easy to get an order of protection (OOP). That’s because judges want to keep kids safe and… Read more
How are Juvenile Cases Handled?
The juvenile court system is different than the adult criminal court system because children are not and should not be treated the same as adults. This article explains the basics of the juvenile court system and the procedure for when a minor commits a crime. What is juvenile law? Each state has a juvenile court… Read more
How is Bail Determined?
Bail is set by a judge usually at a suspect’s first court appearance. Judges usually adhere to standard bail prices depending on the crime the suspect is being accused of, but they have the ability to raise, lower or wave the bail all together if they choose. Once bail is set, the defendant can either… Read more
What is Classified as Domestic Abuse?
The term domestic abuse usually brings violence to mind, but abuse can come in other forms, and even go unnoticed. There are five different types of violence that are classified as domestic abuse. Types of Domestic Abuse Physical Abuse The first form of domestic violence is physical abuse. This is the most recognizable form, and… Read more
How Do I Restore My Rights in Arizona?
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… Read more
What Can I Do If I’m At Risk For Domestic Violence?
Every couple has arguments, that’s a common fact of life. But when you feel in danger, or your life feels threatened, that’s not normal. If you feel that you are at risk of being hurt by your loved one, there are things you can to to prevent it. What to do in a domestic violence… Read more
Reasons for a Fingerprint Card in Arizona
In the state of Arizona, many professionals are required to have a fingerprint clearance card in substitute of, or along with, their professional license or certification. Some employers require potential employees to get a fingerprint card before employment. The card is small and laminated, like a drivers license, and it is used to verify that… Read more
Can I Terminate My Probation?
Probation is a common sentence for those convicted of crimes in Arizona. According to court records, there around 40,000 people on probation in the state. Many people on probation hope to reduce or terminate their sentence, but there are many requirements and steps that need to be done in order to make that happen. Petitioning the… Read more
What is Jail Court and Should I Have a Lawyer for Jail Court?
If you’ve been charged with a crime and don’t know how the process works, you may be feeling very lost and afraid. We’re here to help! We advise you get a lawyer as soon as possible to keep your bail, and ultimately your sentencing, to the minimal amounts. What Is Jail Court? Once you’ve been… Read more
Can Casino Professionals Lose Their Professional Licenses?
Many industries require professional licenses or fingerprint cards to be held: nursing, doctors, teachers, officers. If you work in the gambling industry, or in a casino, you may be required to hold a professional license for your industry as well. Many casinos require employees to hold a casino gaming employee license. Further, if you plan… Read more