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Can Police Officers Enter Your Property If Your Fence Has a No Trespassing Sign?

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - July 20, 2022

The Fourth Amendment is one of those laws many people take at face value; while it protects individuals against overzealous actions by law enforcement agents, it has its limitations. Failure to understand these limitations tends to result in many defendants’ disappointment (and jail time). If you’re unsure about the scope of this law, it is […]


Will a Medical Marijuana Card Affect My Rights?

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - July 13, 2022

The use of marijuana for medical purposes is legal in Arizona. It is still considered illegal to be used recreationally. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act was passed in 2010 to legalize the use of the drug for medical purposes. A licensed doctor can recommend medical marijuana if you qualify based on your medical condition. You […]


What Happens If a Domestic Violence Victim Refuses to Press Charges?

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - May 2, 2022

A domestic violence charge in Phoenix can lead to serious consequences that can impact your future. It should not be taken lightly. It can lead to severe punishment and penalties. You must contact a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with domestic violence. The lawyer can give you legal advice and guide […]


Is Littering a Criminal Offence in Arizona?

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - March 23, 2022

Most of us have littered at one point in our lives and probably gotten away with it. But if you reside in Arizona, you may want to think twice before throwing that candy wrapping out your car window. In Arizona, littering is a serious offense that can attract severe consequences. You may find yourself charged […]


Some Cities Impose Criminal Charges For Not Wearing A Mask

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - September 24, 2021

The danger posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the implementation of mandatory mask laws and health regulations in many cities. These laws and regulations change with time, depending on the rise and fall in infection rates. These dynamic laws and regulations can be tough to keep track of, even for the most updated […]


How To Get Your Criminal Record Expunged In Arizona

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - September 1, 2021

In the state of Arizona, employers, firearms dealers, creditors, the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), and property owners can request and perform background searches on you before they make certain formal agreements. Background checks consist of an individual’s criminal past, work history, driving conduct, and other records for any red flags that may influence an […]


Arizona Age of Consent and Everything You Need To Know

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - July 28, 2021

There are a lot of misconceptions, miscommunications, and confusions surrounding the concept of consent. Under the sex crime laws, consent is an express agreement between parties to engage in sexual activities. In Arizona, the age of consent is described as the minimum age by which a person is deemed legally of age to give consent. […]


Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Laws in Arizona

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In the past, an arrest for marijuana possession would require the help of an attorney from a criminal defense law firm. However, due to the increasing legislative changes, you have the duty to understand marijuana laws based on where you live. Generally, there are different bills about the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, and these […]


Using the Insanity Defense in a Criminal Case

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - June 17, 2021

When people have been arrested and charged to court for criminal offenses, it is the job of their criminal defense lawyers to carefully evaluate their cases and their facts to determine the best line of action. Several defense strategies can be adopted in the interest of the criminal defendant. One uncommon and controversial defense strategy […]


Gun Laws In U.S And The Best States For Gun Owners

Maria Empestan-Arcabal - May 5, 2021

Gun violence is not new news in the United States. As gun violence has increased significantly over the last couple of years, the local authorities are coming up with new regulations to control gun violence. However, while imposing new rules and regulations, we also must avoid over-the-top restrictions for respectful gun owners. If you are […]



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