How are Crimes Classified in Arizona?

Our Phoenix and Tempe criminal defense lawyers explain the differences between felonies, misdemeanors, and minor offenses in Arizona. Because the conduct regulated by the criminal laws of the State of Arizona ranges from relatively minor to devastatingly violent, the Arizona Criminal Code classifies crimes in three levels or “degrees.” The classification of a crime [...]

By |2023-07-03T21:38:27-04:00August 1st, 2022|Criminal Defense|

15 Key Terms for Understanding Your Arizona Criminal Case

If you have been arrested and face trial for a misdemeanor or felony (or perhaps multiple misdemeanors or felonies) in Arizona, you need to have a clear understanding of what will happen during your case. This starts with understanding the terminology involved. Here is an introduction to 15 key terms you are likely to encounter [...]

By |2022-06-01T09:19:39-04:00June 1st, 2020|Criminal Defense|

Know Your Constitutional Rights By Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney

From DUI to homicide, facing any criminal charge in Arizona is a serious matter. The penalties established under the Arizona Revised Statutes for felonies and misdemeanors are significant. Having a conviction on your record can impact everything from your ability to find work to your right to vote. If you face a criminal charge, you [...]

By |2022-05-30T09:57:12-04:00May 1st, 2020|Criminal Defense|

Is Cyberstalking a Crime in Arizona?

A lot of people do not realize that stalking over the Internet (or “cyberstalking”) is a crime under traditional stalking and harassment laws. In 2012, Arizona joined the growing list of states that have outlawed cyberstalking, and, under subsequent revisions to the law, a cyberstalking charge can now be charged as either a class 5 [...]

By |2023-07-03T21:44:14-04:00February 1st, 2020|Criminal Defense|

What Is Prop 200 Under Arizona Law?

Prop 200 was a referendum that was passed by the voters many years ago, and it has to do with what we call three strikes, and you are out. For simple possession, meaning not for sale and certainly not having to do with methamphetamines, regardless of the class of felony that it is, if you [...]

By |2022-05-25T10:17:57-04:00January 27th, 2020|Criminal Defense|

When Can You Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Arizona?

You’ve been convicted of a crime in Arizona state court. What now? Is your case over, or can you file an appeal? Here’s what you need to know: What Does it Mean to Appeal a Criminal Conviction? An appeal is a review of proceedings that occurred in a lower court. It is not a new [...]

By |2023-07-03T21:44:32-04:00January 1st, 2020|Criminal Defense|

Arrested in Arizona? Here’s What You Need to Know about Probation and Parole

If you have been arrested in Arizona, it is important for you to understand what is at stake in your case. It is also important to understand what options you have available. For example, in many cases, it will be possible to obtain a sentence of probation in lieu of jail or prison time (if [...]

By |2023-07-03T21:50:11-04:00October 1st, 2019|Criminal Defense|