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What Happens if You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?

What Happens if You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?

If you refuse a Breathalyzer test, you could face the consequences. The consequences vary based on the state where the incident occurs. However, common consequences could include a one-year or two-year license suspension, depending on whether you have prior DUI convictions. Fortunately, you could fight the charges to avoid temporarily losing your license. After refusing […]

What Is Statutory Rape?

What Is Statutory Rape?

Generally speaking, statutory rape is when a person over the age of 18 has sexual intercourse with someone who is under the age of 18. Since minors cannot consent, a person over the age of 18 may face a statutory rape charge. A sex crimes defense attorney can help you avoid a statutory rape conviction […]

Furnishing Harmful or Obscene Materials to a Minor - Contact criminal defense lawyer

Furnishing Harmful or Obscene Materials to a Minor

Furnishing harmful or obscene materials to a minor constitutes a federal offense with hefty consequences. Examples of obscene materials could include pictures or videos of obscenities, such as pornography. However, an sex crime attorney can help a defendant fight their charges and work to get them reduced or dropped. People get caught performing these acts […]

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Solicitation of Prostitution

If you face arrest, charges, or allegations of solicitation of prostitution, you have legal options. Hiring a lawyer can prevent you from paying the fines and serving the jail time that comes with a conviction. Still, it’s important to know how the law views solicitation of prostitution at the state and federal levels. That way, […]

What If I Fail to Register as a Sex Offender

What Happens if I Fail to Register as a Sex Offender?

If you fail to register as a sex offender, you could face criminal charges. If convicted, you could face fines and prison time. If you failed to register as a sex offender (or face a sex crime charge), speak with a lawyer. Your Phoenix sex crimes attorney can defend you against the charges and work […]

What are your rights during a DUI stop?

What Are Your Rights During a DUI Stop?

Driving while intoxicated from alcohol or drugs can impair your ability to operate a vehicle. This can put your life and the lives of your passengers and others on the road at risk. However, if the police investigate you for a DUI, you still have rights that they must uphold for the evidence and charge […]

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Do I need a lawyer when questioned about a sexual assault?

Do I Need a Lawyer When Questioned About a Sexual Assault?

Without question, you need a lawyer with you when questioned about sexual assault. Even if you know you didn’t commit the crime and don’t feel concerned about the process, consider the benefits of having a lawyer on your side. During questioning, you could make statements that hurt or even incriminate you. An attorney can protect […]

How does a defense lawyer build a sexual assault defense case?

How Does a Defense Lawyer Build a Sexual Assault Defense Case?

A defense lawyer builds a case against a sexual assault charge using evidence. The more evidence they have of their client’s innocence, the stronger the case will be. Supporting information can include eyewitness testimony, forensic evidence, and phone records. A defense lawyer may also assess the laws that apply to their client’s case to seek […]

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Arizona Misdemeanor Criminal Case Process

Being arrested for an Arizona misdemeanor charge is both extremely stressful and extremely scary. Knowing the course that your case will take can help ease some of this stress. In this article, we will explain in a general way what you can expect in each step of the criminal process in limited jurisdiction, or lower, Arizona courts, which are those that handle only misdemeanor cases in their criminal caseload. Keep in mind that every court in Arizona may have different procedures or names for these steps, and the best way to know exactly what to expect is to speak to your…