Criminal Damage In Arizona

Criminal damage is a pretty common crime in Arizona but the consequences can be severe. While criminal damage is most often charged as a misdemeanor, it can very easily be charged as a felony — the amount of damage just needs to be over $1000 (which would include almost any car accident). When there is…

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Costs Associated With TBI: How Can You Pay For It?

Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year, over a million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries. These injuries range from mild to severe. If your loved one was injured in an accident and suffered a severe TBI, he or she could face a long road to recovery. Medical treatments, rehabilitation and recovery costs are expensive, and the majority of families…

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How Long Does A DUI Stay On Your Record?

Tucson, AZ DUI shows up on a background check for a new job

A lot of lawyers talk about driving under the influence as if it’s a separate area of law that’s different from criminal law. But make no mistake about it, a DUI is a crime. This means that if you are convicted of DUI, you have a criminal record. How long does a DUI stay on…

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What Happens To My Out-Of-State Driver’s License After An Arizona DUI?

Map of interstate driving patterns across America through Tucson, AZ after DUI license suspension

If you get charged with DUI while visiting Arizona, or if you live in Arizona but your driver’s license was issued by another state, it’s a little more complicated to get your driver’s license back. In these situations, Arizona will assign you a driver record number (not an actual license) and take action against that…

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Don’t I Get A Public Defender?

fighting criminal charges in court without a Tucson lawyer is like arm wrestling a much stronger person

  Many people assume that they’ll get a public defender or a court-appointed lawyer if they’re ever charged with a crime. After all, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution says that “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall . . . have the assistance of counsel for his defense.” And the Fifth Amendment…

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Military DUI Consequences

soldier handcuffed

If you’re charged with DUI on a military base in the United States, like Davis-Monthan Air Force Base here in Tucson, your case will probably be prosecuted in federal court. If you are charged with a DUI on base while serving in the military, you could also be subject to a court-martial. Even if you…

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