Do First Time Offenders Go to Jail?

Posted On 08/2/2021 In Criminal Defense

Being arrested is stressful, and as a first-time offender, you are most likely feeling frightened and overwhelmed by your pending criminal charges. Rest assured that an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer can guide you through this unfortunate event in your life with valuable counsel and skills to help you avoid any unnecessary jail time, fines, and blemishes on your record.

What are the Steps in the Criminal Prosecution Process?

Posted On 07/21/2021 In Criminal Defense

When you or a loved one face criminal charges, your future is uncertain. However, knowing the process behind criminal prosecution can relieve some of your anxiety and put your mind at ease.

What is Considered to be a Criminal Offense?

Posted On 07/16/2021 In Criminal Defense

When discussing court cases, it can often be confusing to determine the difference between a “civil case” and a “criminal offense.” After all, both civil and criminal cases involve courts, so is there really a difference?

How Long do Criminal Investigations Take?

Posted On 07/14/2021 In Criminal Defense

It can be terrifying to learn that you are under investigation by the police. In some cases, individuals find out they are under investigation when the police show up at their door to ask questions.

How to Beat a Simple Assault Charge

Posted On 05/15/2021 In Criminal Defense

Every simple assault case is unique with its own set of facts and circumstances.  Beating any simple assault case in Arizona depends upon your case particulars and which of the three types of simple assault you are charged.  

What is the Difference Between Assault and Aggravated Assault?

Posted On 05/10/2021 In Criminal Defense

Assault and aggravated assault, sometimes called felony assault, are often paired together and sometimes mistaken for one another.  However, they are two separate and distinct crimes under Arizona state law.  

Assault is an all-encompassing term used to describe simple assault, which is a lesser crime than aggravated assault. 

What is a Petition to Revoke Probation? 

Posted On 04/12/2021 In Criminal Defense

A petition to revoke probation is a formal document detailing when, where, and how a probation violation or violations took place. 

Probation violations are serious, and if the court files a petition to revoke probation, there may be jail or prison time for any proven probation violation.  

What Happens at a Probation Revocation Hearing?

Posted On 04/1/2021 In Criminal Defense

A probation violation occurs when a defendant breaks the terms or conditions of their probation in any way.  Some probation violations are more serious than others and may result in harsher penalties than other violations. 

Do You Automatically Go to Jail for Violating Probation? 

Posted On 03/31/2021 In Criminal Defense

Probation allows those who plead guilty to or are convicted of crimes to serve all or part of their sentences outside of jail or prison.  Typically probation periods are between twelve and thirty-six months, but probation can last up to several years.  

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