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Unfortunately, sometimes pregnancy and divorce may go hand in hand, and an expectant mother may find herself seeking a divorce from her spouse. Pregnancy is a challenging situation that can add stress to any relationship, even the strong ones.
Children have a right to be safe. When parents and guardians fail to reasonably protect children, the state government may get involved. In Arizona, the responsibility lies on the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).
If you are a parent under investigation by the Arizona Department of Child Safety, you may wonder what authority they have over you and your rights.
We cover what Arizona Protective Services can and cannot do.
When a parent finds himself in difficult financial straits, child support payments may go into arrears. This means that interest will be compounded and added to the regular payments. The longer that the payment is overdue, the higher amount of child support arrears could occur.
Arizona criminal speeding tickets are one of the most common traffic violations. You can get a criminal speeding ticket for exceeding 85 miles per hour, or 20 miles over the posted speed limit. There are also criminal speeding tickets possible if you are going more than 35 miles an hour near a school zone.
In Arizona, criminal speeding is a Class 3 misdemeanor that identifies a speeding violation as a criminal infraction under Arizona Revised Statutes 28-701.02.
This article will talk about how to avoid criminal speeding in Arizona and what happens when you do receive a criminal speeding ticket there.
Sex crimes and their consequences differ in every state. There are variances in the definition of the crimes, the reporting standards, and even the statutes of limitation. If you are being accused of a sex crime, however, you should be concerned and made aware of the timeline for the police to charge you.
For criminal defendants, the right to a jury trial is found in the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This right and the others enshrined in the Constitution are intended to keep the country from instituting an oppressive government.
Arizona has a similar right to a trial by jury found in Ariz. Const. Art. VI § 17. The right to a jury trial in criminal cases is recognized in felony cases in Arizona.
DUI charges in Arizona can result in harsh penalties when people are convicted, depending on their blood alcohol concentrations at the time of their arrests and their driving records.
Arizona has a seven-year lookback period for DUIs, which means that the state will charge you with a second-offense DUI if you have a prior DUI conviction within the last seven years.
Some people who are charged with DUIs might wonder how other types of traffic violations might affect their DUI penalties.
If you believe you may be charged with a sex crime, the best time to find a lawyer is as early as possible. To be upfront of how critical these allegations can be, compare it to a form of cancer. The earlier you get treatment, the better your odds of beating it.
Time is of the absolute essence. But more importantly, your defense attorney can potentially end the case before it begins.
Shutting down the case in the pre-charge sex crime stage will save the humiliation of a charge being on your record, an arrest, time in jail, a very large bond, an ankle bracelet, and your mugshot being put online with a notation about the type of sex offense you are charged with.
If you are pulled over for DUI in Arizona, and an officer suspects that you may have been drinking, chances are the officer will administer the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, or “HGN test”.
Mainly referred to by its acronym, the HGN test is part of a battery of three standardized field sobriety tests used by police officers in Arizona and throughout the United States for DUI investigations.
Keep reading below to understand your rights and how our goal is to get your DUI dismissed.