Consequences for Failure to Appear for Court in Arizona

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Failure to appear for your court date in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, or any other Arizona city, can result in serious repercussions. The severity of these penalties differs according to each unique situation. That is why you should avoid missing your court date in Arizona at all costs, even during the current COVID-19 restrictions.  A […]

Criminal Consequences of Violating Coronavirus Business Restrictions

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It’s been nearly four months since Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, ultimately shuttering non-essential businesses throughout the state and leading to a significant increase in unemployment rates. Residents were ecstatic to get back to work and their social lives when the stay-at-home order was lifted in […]

Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium to GSE-backed Single-family Mortgages

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Due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) extended its foreclosure and eviction moratorium. FHA’s foreclosure moratorium will extend to at least  August 31, 2020 and applies to homeowners with FHA-insured, Title II single-family forward and home equity conversion mortgages. Legally vacant or abandoned properties are excluded from this moratorium.  “While the […]

What Is the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?

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One question commonly asked of criminal defense lawyers is what the difference is between robbery and burglary. Many people use the terms interchangeably, but the legal difference between the two is crucial to understand. If you or a loved one is facing criminal burglary or robbery charges in the state of Arizona, read on to […]

Arizona Courts Reopening June 1

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Arizona Chief Justice Robert Brutinel recently issued Administrative Order 2020-75. This order explains the Arizona courts reopening processes and guidelines that will gradually begin on June 1, 2020.  Chief Justice Brutinel released the following statement about the new order regarding the reopening of Arizona courts, “Arizona’s courts are beginning the process of returning to normal […]

What to Do if You’re Charged with Burglary During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on Arizona, forcing businesses to shut their doors, causing hundreds of thousands to lose their jobs, and creating an atmosphere of economic uncertainty across the state.  In light of these challenges, statewide crime rates have fluctuated over the past few months. Some crimes, like homicide, sexual assault, […]

Arizona Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Available Now

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Español The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe financial impact on millions of people in Arizona. While many have turned to unemployment insurance benefits for temporary relief, some have had their applications rejected, while others haven’t applied because of the nature of their employment. Thankfully, the state has implemented the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program […]

What Is SR-22 Insurance in Arizona?

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Español In Arizona, SR-22 auto insurance is required for those convicted of a DUI or certain other serious driving offenses. Despite often being referred to as insurance, SR-22 is not an insurance policy; it’s a certificate that serves as proof of insurance. SR is short for “Safety Responsibility”. SR-22 is also referred to as proof […]

What Is a Criminal Summons in Arizona?

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A summons is an order to appear in court. In a criminal case, a summons is issued after a prosecutor has filed criminal charges against a defendant. The alternative to a summons is an arrest warrant. An arrest warrant commands the arrest of the accused by a police officer in order to be brought before […]

Arizona Eviction Delay Due to Coronavirus

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Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-14, which allows for an Arizona eviction delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive order does not cancel eviction, but allows for a temporary delay due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation. This is a much-needed relief for those experiencing financial hardship. The bankruptcy attorneys at Lerner and Rowe […]