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Category: assault & violent crimes

What Are the Legal Consequences of Bar Fights?

April 17, 2023 | assault & violent crimes

A bar fight can quickly escalate into a serious brawl, where one or more people get injured and property gets damaged. In this case, the victim and/or establishment may press charges against the person who started the fight or caused the damage. One of these charges is assault. A bar fight may meet the state’s… read more

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Is It a Felony to Assault a Medical Professional?

April 14, 2023 | assault & violent crimes

Arizona’s assault laws make attacking or causing physical injury to another person a misdemeanor or felony crime, depending on the circumstances. If the victim is a medical professional who was engaged in the execution of official duties at the time of the assault, a recent law change in Arizona makes this crime a felony, up… read more

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What Is Resisting Arrest?

February 23, 2022 | assault & violent crimes

In Arizona, you could be charged with the crime of resisting arrest on top of the crime(s) for which you were arrested to begin with. If the resisting arrest charge sticks, you could face serious additional penalties – including a felony conviction. A criminal defense attorney in Phoenix can help you combat the criminal charge… read more

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Arizona Credit Card Theft Lawyer

November 8, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

What is Credit Card Theft Across 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 by… 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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