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
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
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
Is Immunity in Exchange for Testimony Real?
Under the Fifth Amendment of U.S. Constitution, all Americans have the right to remain silent in the criminal justice system. This guarantees that a person does not have to say anything that may incriminate them after they’re been arrested. But even if someone invokes the Fifth Amendment, the prosecutor may offer them immunity in exchange… Read more
What Types of Crimes Lead to the Loss of Professional Licensing
Being charged for a crime doesn’t always lead to the loss of your professional license, but many times it can. Even misdemeanor charges can have serious consequences. If you are a professional that holds a license it is important that you do not engage in any unprofessional conduct, as this could be career ending. The… Read more
Most Common White Collar Crimes
White collar crime refers to crimes that are designed to produce financial gains using some form of deception. White collar crime is often committed by individuals in the business world, who have access to large amounts of other people’s money. White collar crime has been put on display in the popular films, Boiler Room, The… Read more
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