Christopher Ariano


About Christopher Ariano

Managing partner and co-founder of Ariano & Associates, PLLC.

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 […]

Parents And Young Adults Beware: Underage Drinking In Arizona Is A Serious Offense

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that about a third of teenagers had consumed alcohol and more than one in five reported having participated in binge drinking in the past month. Among the states where binge drinking among teens occur most, Arizona tops the list. Arizona has the highest percentage of high […]

Expunging Your Charge/Conviction In Arizona

Everybody has made mistakes in their lives – bad ones. Yes, the criminal justice system is designed to punish those who make more severe mistakes. However, the criminal justice system is also designed to rehabilitate those who are willing to take extra steps to transition into one’s community with a new mind-set. Expunging your conviction […]

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 […]

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 theft crime. General […]

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