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DURESS AND NECESSITY 101

Summary: when accused of a crime, the defenses of duress or necessity should always be considered. However, these defenses should be raised only in circumstances when the evidence supports it. This article will break down each defense, and how each …

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TOP 15 ARIZONA GUN RIGHT QUESTIONS

Make no mistake about it: your Second Amendment affords you the right to bear arms. We here at Chuck Franklin Law protect those who desire the right to bear arms. But, while Arizona laws on guns are much more lenient …

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FALSE CONFESSIONS IN ARIZONA: A TROUBLING HISTORY

SUMMARY: false confessions occur more than reported on in the news. Arizona’s deadliest shooting involved four false confessions and months in jail for those falsely accused of the murders. Read how these false confessions impacted Arizona’s history and gave rise …

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WHAT IS A NOTICE TO APPEAR?

Many times, the first questions clients or potential clients ask involves a form called a “Notice to Appear”. I have been asked: do I need to attend this court date? What if I miss it? Do I explain myself at …

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DO THE POLICE NEED A WARRANT TO ACCESS MY CELLPHONE DATA?

Summary: the 4th Amendment prevents unreasonable search and seizures by the government. But does it apply to your cell phone data? Read more below. Note: this article is not specific legal advice, but for general information.  __________________________________________________ INTRODUCTION   With …