Unlawful Flight and DUI

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Feeling from Police during a Traffic Stop or DUI Investigation can result in a Felony Charge. After being pulled over by police, a person may be tempted to flee or evade police in an attempt avoid criminal charges. Often this happens when: The person has been driving under the influence (DUI), Possess outstanding warrants, Or […]

Civil Cases vs. Criminal Cases: How Do They Compare?

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In the United States there are mainly two types of legal cases: civil cases and criminal cases. In both types of cases, there is a plaintiff and a defendant, but that is basically where the similarities end. However, each one has different laws, punishments, rules, and standards of proof. While you do not necessarily need […]

What Should You Do if You Are Charged with Social Security Fraud?

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Fraudulently filing for and receiving Social Security benefits is against the law. Depending on the nature of your case, you could end up facing a misdemeanor or felony with penalties including fines, imprisonment, restitution or any combination of the three. Therefore, if you facing a charge for Social Security fraud, it is critical to hire […]

Arizona is a Zero Tolerance State for DUI

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Very often, out-of-town visitors are surprised by Arizona’s strict DUI laws when they’ve been arrested for having too much fun in Old Town Scottsdale or while visiting for spring training. Below is some helpful information to better understand Arizona DUI laws. Arizona is a zero-tolerance state. While it’s fairly common knowledge that the legal limit […]

FAQs: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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What is a chapter 13 bankruptcy? And how does it work? A chapter 13 bankruptcy is a proceeding under the federal law in which the a consumer seeks relief under the Bankruptcy Code.  A chapter 13 bankruptcy allows a person to repay all or a portion of his or her debts. This is done under […]

Can a Dog Search my Vehicle?

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Can a dog search my vehicle? A K9 sniff is a common investigative tool used by law enforcement in drug investigations. Often, the police K9 is called to a traffic stop where the arresting officer has a belief that the stopped vehicle may contain drugs; such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine. The answer to the […]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy FAQs

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What is a chapter 7 bankruptcy and how does it work? A chapter 7 bankruptcy is a proceeding under the federal law in which the debtor seeks relief. Chapter 7 bankruptcy deals with liquidation. The term debtor refers to a person who files a chapter 7 case. In a chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor must […]

How a Scottsdale DUI Lawyer Gets Charges Dismissed Near 85251

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Get a DUI Charge Dismissed in 85251 Nobody wants to face the harsh penalties of a DUI conviction. However, getting a DUI charge near 85251 dismissed or reduced can be difficult. The best hope for a dismissal is to hire an experienced Scottsdale DUI lawyer to review your case for legal and factual issues that […]

The Ins and Outs of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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A Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables individuals with above-average income to develop a plan to repay all or a portion of their debts. Under this chapter, debtors; with the help of a Phoenix bankruptcy attorney, propose a repayment plan to make installments to creditors over three to five years. One of the most attractive features of […]

What Are the Differences Between Probation and Parole?

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Probation and parole are both alternatives to incarceration and while there are several similarities, very distinct differences exist. Both can result in spending less time in prison, but the legal procedures involved are different. In Arizona, these differences are even more distinct, because the state abolished parole more than 20 years ago. An experienced criminal […]