Understanding Your Right To Remain Silent

An arrest is simply the action that happens when a police officer has reason to believe that a person committed a crime. It does not indicate guilt in any way. When an arrest happens, the police are required to inform …

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Impact of Victims Rights on a Defendant

Introduction: Arizona affords protections to victims in criminal cases. Learn the basics of Arizona’s Victims’ Bill of Rights. Note: This article is legal advice, just general information.  BACKGROUND   In 1990 the Arizona Constitution was amended to include the “Victims’ …

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BIKE ACCIDENT LESSONS

  By Brett Steele, Attorney at Law   Despite riding my bike safely and obeying all traffic laws, I was still hit by a car. I was riding my bike home from school in the midst of my first semester …

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A TRIAL STORY

By Chuck Franklin Hi folks. I’m usually not one to tell war stories, but this is probably an appropriate time to do so. Given the amount of violence going on in our country, I feel that everyone should stay safe …

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HOW ARIZONA’S CRIMINAL LAWS MAY CHANGE IN 2021

Summary: Arizona’s tough-on-crime attitude may be shifting into criminal justice reform and rehabilitation policies. Note: this article is not legal advice, but general information.  ARIZONA’S TOUGH STANCE ON CRIME ORIGINATED FROM AMERICA’S WAR ON CRIME   “Upholding law and order” …

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6 STEPS FOR ADJUSTING YOUR CONTRACT DURING COVID-19

Summary: If COVID has left you unable to perform under a contract, using the age-old force majeure clause may be helpful when negotiating with the other party. Note: this article is not legal advice, but general information.  INTRODUCTION   People …

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CAN I CROSS STATE LINES WITH A GUN?

Summary:  federal law allows a citizen to cross state lines with a gun, but this protection is not absolute. Learn what exceptions apply, and what to consider when interstate traveling with a firearm. Note: this article is not specific legal advice, …