5 Crimes That Could Land Your Teen in Jail This Halloween

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Halloween is among many young people’s favorite holidays. But like other holidays in Phoenix, sometimes the festivities get out of hand. This often results in higher rates of juvenile crime during Halloween. In this blog, Lerner and Rowe Law Group breaks down the most common reasons for Halloween arrests that should be on every parent’s […]

Can You Be Convicted of a DUI Even If Not Driving?

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You have had a wonderful night out with friends, and enjoyed a few cocktails. You would never drive while intoxicated, so you consider your options. Sleeping a little seems like the quickest way to sober up, so you slip behind the wheel, recline the driver’s seat, close your eyes, and start to snooze. Then, there’s […]

What’s the Statute of Limitations on DUIs?

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In criminal proceedings, the statute of limitations refers to the amount of time the state has to begin prosecuting a criminal offense. In Arizona, there is a statute of limitations on most crimes (with the exception of homicide, violent sexual assault, and several other types of felonies). The Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. § 13-107) includes […]

How Will an Arizona Speeding Ticket Affect My Car Insurance?

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According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), driving too fast for conditions or exceeding lawful speed is the number one cause of traffic accidents throughout the state. In 2020, nearly 16% of all car crashes resulted because of a speeding driver. It’s no surprise, then, that Arizona law enforcement is keen to catch motorists […]

COVID-19 Mortgage Forbearance and Bankruptcy

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers have been hit hard by economic setbacks like reduced hours, furloughs, and layoffs. As a result, many homeowners are behind on their mortgage payments. Government legislation like the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) have provided relief […]

Can I Remove a DUI From My Record?

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Even years after being convicted of a DUI, the consequences of having a criminal record can continue to negatively impact your life. That’s right—even after serving time in jail, paying fines and fees, attending mandatory classes or counseling, and having an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, you may still have difficulty passing a […]

Debt Collectors: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights

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When you’re being harassed by debt collectors on a daily basis, it can feel like there’s no way out. You may receive threatening letters, phone calls at home and at work, or unexpected visits to your residence. Oftentimes, debt collection agencies will do everything in their power to inconvenience or intimidate you when you have […]

The Bankruptcy Process Explained

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Are you considering filing for bankruptcy in the state of Arizona? If so, you’re not alone—in 2020, more than 13,000 individuals filed for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy across the state. You may already be aware of the various reasons why a person may or may not choose to file for bankruptcy.  But […]

Can My Marijuana Conviction Be Expunged in Arizona?

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NOTICE: As of July 12, 2021, persons with a qualifying marijuana conviction may apply to have their convictions expunged. If you were convicted of possession, consumption, transportation, or cultivation of marijuana plants or marijuana paraphernalia, you may be eligible to expunge all records of your arrest, charge, conviction, adjudication, and sentence. Arizona voters made history […]

Arizona Prop 207 and Its Effects on Criminal Law

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Arizona Prop 207 passed in the state’s November general election. The proposition legalized the possession and use of marijuana in Arizona for people 21 and over. The decriminalization of marijuana has several significant implications for criminal law in Arizona. Lerner and Rowe Law Group is here to tell you what impacts Arizona Prop 207 has […]