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What Is a Controlled Substance?

August 18, 2021 | Drug Crimes

A controlled substance is an illegal drug that is regulated by the federal and state governments. A controlled substance means that the government has chosen to regulate the drug on a legal level due to its potential to harm a person’s health and welfare. If you are caught using or in possession of a controlled… read more

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Drug Possession Laws in Arizona

August 11, 2021 | Drug Crimes,Drug Possession

Arizona is clear in its anti-drug laws: the possession or use of any illicit substance is illegal and can result in criminal charges for felony drug possession. Depending on the type of drug in your possession, the amount involved, your intent for possessing the drug and your criminal history, the penalties for drug possession in… read more

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Is it Illegal to Sell Fake Drugs?

August 4, 2021 | Drug Crimes,Drug Sales

There are state and federal laws that ban the selling of narcotics, including fake drugs and synthetic drugs. Although you may think that it is innocent enough to sell something that is not an illegal drug, selling fake drugs on the premise that they are illegal drugs is a crime in itself. Learn more about… read more

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Do You Have to Testify Against Your Spouse?

July 28, 2021 | Domestic Violence

In law, the term privilege means protection from having to testify. Attorney-client privilege, for example, protects an attorney from being called to testify against his or her own client during a criminal case. Another type of privilege, known as spousal or marital privilege, protects one spouse in a relationship from having to testify against the… read more

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When Does Discipline Become Abuse?

July 21, 2021 | Domestic Violence

Many examples of child abuse are obvious, such as sexual abuse. The line between discipline and child abuse, however, can sometimes be blurry – especially as what is child abuse in one state may not be considered this crime in another state. The language of the law is confusing and often only fully understood by… read more

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