How do Bail and Bonds Work in Arizona?
Getting out on bail is a common refrain in America, and there are many misconceptions about the bail and bond process. What is bail and how is it different than bonds? What qualifies someone for bail? How expensive is it? How long can someone be “out on bail”? All these
Resisting Arrest and other laws dealing with the police in Arizona
Many laws detail the delicate and often confusing interactions that police officers have with civilians, some of the most common infractions that someone can be charged with deal with a breakdown in communication with the police, overzealous officers, or where an officer ends up inflicting injury on an accused--like when
Hiring an Attorney if you’re under investigation: 3 things to keep in mind.
It is advisable to engage the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as you become aware of a police investigation, even if you have not yet been charged with a criminal offense. Hiring a lawyer prior to an arrest may help you avoid criminal charges, and the
Arizona Human Smuggling Laws
Human smuggling is the clandestine facilitation of people into illegal areas or across international borders. Cochise County, bordering Mexico, is a hotspot for human trafficking and smuggling in Arizona. Usually, younger drivers are paid thousands of dollars to covertly transport unauthorized individuals from Mexico into Arizona. Human smuggling can result
Arizona Gun Law Changes Coming
Arizona famously has a lack of regulation around gun laws, and sports some of the most lax gun laws in the United States. For example, according to A.R.S. 13-3112 and A.R.S. 3102, no permit is needed for concealed carrying as long as the individual is above 21 years of age.
Prostitution Laws in Arizona – ARS 13-3214
If you're facing an accusation of a prostitution offense, our criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix can assist you in safeguarding your freedom and contesting your arrest. Our legal team at The Litwak Law Firm offers defense services for individuals who are confronted with sex crime allegations in Maricopa County and
How do Plea Bargains Work in Arizona?
A Brief Overview of Plea Bargains in Arizona Plea bargains, also known as plea agreements, are a tool used by prosecutors to obtain convictions voluntarily in exchange for lighter charges and or sentences for the defendant. They are incredibly popular, estimates of the percentage of criminal cases that result in a
Arizona Sex Trafficking Laws and Legal Defense
If you have been accused of human trafficking, a very serious offense, you will need a skilled and aggressive defense attorney to represent you during this difficult period. The Litwak Law Group is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal assistance for all of those accused, regardless of their charges or their
Fentanyl Laws in Arizona
Fentanyl is an opioid drug usually prepared in pill or powder form which has grown massively in popularity in the United States in recent years. It has legitimate medical uses, but has become associated with recreational use. Unfortunately, fentanyl is often deadly, with AZDHS statistics pointing to the fact that
Understand the Differences between Actual and Constructive Possession of Controlled Substances
Actual vs Constructive Possession: What is the difference? The law recognizes different types of possession. “Actual possession” means the defendant knowingly had direct physical control over an object. “Constructive possession” means the defendant, although not actually possessing an object, knowingly exercised dominion or control over it, either acting alone or through another person.