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Understanding Diversion Programs

In an effort to allow people accused of some types of crimes to avoid prosecution, Arizona law provides for diversion programs. Diversion programs are typically reserved for first-time offenders, and they can play an important part in your criminal defense strategy. Your defense attorney…

A Look at Arizona’s New Recreational Marijuana Laws

In November 2020, Arizona voters passed the Smart and Safe Act, which legalized recreational cannabis in the state. This bill, also known as Proposition 207, made it legal for dispensaries to sell marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. Previously, a medical marijuana…

The Pros and Cons of Zoom Trials

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many previously unimaginable things part of the new normal. For the legal system, these changes include conducting trials via Zoom. Remote court hearings have become extremely common across the country as communities have shut down to slow the spread…

How COVID Is Affecting Arizona Court Schedules

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the court schedules across Arizona. In an effort to keep everyone participating in the legal process safe, adjustments have been that have led to many delays in court cases as well as many virtual hearings conducted over Zoom. If you’re…

What Is Disorderly Conduct Related to Domestic Violence?

In Arizona, domestic violence isn’t a specific code under the law, but rather, it is a distinction tied to other kinds of crimes. Specifically, crimes are usually categorized as domestic violence offenses when the victim is related in some way to the accused. If…

FAQs About Plea Bargaining

You may be surprised to know that about 90% of criminal cases never make it to trial but are actually decided by plea bargaining. Plea bargaining is an important tool your defense attorney can use to help you gain more control over the outcome…

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