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Credit Card Theft

November 8, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

What is considered credit card theft in Arizona? The theft of a credit card is punished severely in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-2102 provides that theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means requires: Control of a credit card without the cardholder’s or issuer’s consent through theft or theft… read more

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The Importance of Mitigation in Sentencing

November 5, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

When it comes to sentencing, having the right things to say can make all the difference.  Arizona law provides for wide ranges of sentences upon conviction and gives judges a significant amount of discretion as to how to sentence a defendant.  This is true for both misdemeanors and felonies.  When deciding how to sentence a… read more

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Arizona Crime Statistics [Updated]

November 5, 2019 | News

Unfortunately, crime is a fact of life many people face on a daily basis. Burglaries, thefts, assaults and even murder are incredibly common. According to recent data from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, criminal acts occur on a highly consistent basis in the state. Below, you will find the most recent data on crime… read more

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What happens when you are arrested?

October 28, 2019 | Defense Strategies

What happens once you have been arrested? How long can the police keep you in custody?  When will I be released? These are common questions that come up regularly.  It is understandably frightening to be arrested and not know what’s ahead. Fortunately, the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure provide a timeline which all police officers… read more

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What makes an assault, aggravated?

October 26, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

How do you get charged with an aggravated assault? Almost nothing in criminal law sounds worse than an assault.  The word suggests an attack on another’s safety and wellbeing that has potentially left them incredibly hurt.  But that is just not the case in Arizona.  Arizona law treats “simple” Assaults as misdemeanors. Breakdown of “Assault”… read more

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