Author: My AZ Legal Team

Prescription Drugs DUI

Most people associate DUIs with driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or psychostimulants, like cocaine and methamphetamine. However, there are countless substances that can impair one’s ability to operate a vehicle. In Arizona, it is unlawful to drive a vehicle if a person is “impaired to the slightest degree” by the use of any […]
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Are Parents Liable For Their Children’s Misconduct?

Are Parents Liable For Their Children’s Misconduct? Parents will not be held liable for every act of misconduct by their children. Liability depends on the type of misconduct. Arizona imposes responsibility on parents if the child’s misconduct is “malicious” or “willful.” Malicious and willful refer to intentional acts. Generally, a child will engage in an […]
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Understanding Consecutive And Concurrent Sentences

Defendants convicted of more than one crime can mean all the difference. If you are required to serve consecutive sentences, it could mean surviving double the jail time. Ideally, you want to serve concurrent sentences. Depending on the defendant’s history and the crimes committed, sentences can be served simultaneously. What Is A Consecutive Sentence? In […]
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Understanding Assault Charges

Assault charges in the state of Arizona are very serious and the legislature has implemented laws to make the punishment for convictions severe. Many cities in Arizona, like Phoenix, define assault broadly, which benefits prosecutors greatly. Most people do not know that do not have to actually physically harm somebody to be charged and convicted […]
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MARIJUANA: How You Can Still Be Convicted Of A DUI Even If You’re Not High

Arizona approved Proposition 203 in 2010, allowing state residents with limited medical conditions to use marijuana for treatment. Those who opposed Proposition 203 argued that this was the first step to full legislation, which arguably is very accurate. It is highly likely that recreational marijuana use will be an initiated constitutional amendment on the 2016 […]
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Defending Embezzlement Charges

by Tucson criminal defense attorney Christopher H. Ariano If you have been charged with a theft crime in Arizona you will need to know the basics about the charges against you. There are multiple types of theft crimes and the sentencing will depend on your circumstances. What is embezzlement? Embezzlement is a specific type of […]
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