Explaining the Arizona Domestic Violence Statute
Domestic violence is a broad umbrella of crimes committed against people who are close to the perpetrator. Per the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, “domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, or other abusive behavior as a part of a systematic pattern of power and control by one partner against
Arizona’s Sex Offender Registry (The 3 Levels of Sex Offenders)
Sex crimes are likely the most serious crimes you can be accused of, other than homicide. Regardless of the nature of the accusations, every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but the accusations themselves are often a major hurdle to overcome. That is why you need an experienced, and
What is Sexual Assault in Arizona? (ARS 13-1406)
Sexual assault and sexual abuse are terms that are often used interchangeably. Both of these terms and their related crimes are serious and have tough consequences for those accused of committing them. Sexual assault (ARS §13-1406) is what most people would commonly consider rape because it means that you intentionally
Unemployment Fraud in Arizona
Unemployment benefits have exploded in popularity over the last few years as millions of Americans lost or changed employment. Consequently, unemployment fraud saw a sharp increase, with an estimated $163 billion fraudulently claimed during the pandemic. Locally, over $600,000 has been collected in Arizona from unemployment fraud from April 1st
“The Most Hated Man on the Internet” Arizona Revenge Porn Statute
Revenge porn is a form of nonconsensual pornography usually shared on the internet by a partner or former partner. The goal of this is to shame, humiliate or otherwise expose victims. Aside from being morally wrong, it can also lead to criminal charges. It is not federally illegal, but as
Arizona Laws – ARS 13-2317 – Money Laundering
Money laundering is the process of making illicitly gained proceeds ‘clean.’ In other words, when someone launders money, they take money made from criminal activity and disguise it as legitimate funds. ARS 13-2317 defines Money Laundering as the transfer of illegally-obtained money between multiple points to make the money’s source untraceable.
Murder vs Manslaughter in Arizona (Why are they different?)
The primary difference between manslaughter and other homicide charges (like murder) is the intention when committing the crime. Another factor that courts look for is the level of risk involved in the situation and the awareness the person committing the crime had. These factors play a crucial role in determining
Burglary Charges in Arizona￼
Burglary is a serious offense that can result in significant penalties, including prison time. Burglary is a common charge, it is the second most prevalent property crime after larceny and is far more common than crimes such as aggravated assault, robbery, and motor vehicle theft. If you have been charged
3 Examples of Illegal Search and Seizures
An illegal search, which can also be known as a 4th Amendment violation, illegal search and seizure, or a variety of other names, is something that criminal defense attorneys look for when trying to build a case. The 4th Amendment of the Constitution, which protects Americans from an illegal search
Gang Affiliation in Arizona: Is it illegal?
Arizona, especially Phoenix, has a history of gang activity. During the 80s and 90s the city and state leadership decided to get ‘tough on crime’ and they passed certain laws which target alleged gang members. Because of this, the state legislature wrote laws that made gang-affiliated crimes more punitively prosecuted.