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Month: December 2018

When Are the Police Allowed to Search My Belongings?

Posted in General,Search and Seizure on December 28, 2018

The fourth amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches of personal property by police. The word reasonable, however, means this search is open to some interpretation. The fourth amendment does make clear that police need written permission to search a person’s belongings if they are investigating him or her of a crime. If the person does… read more

Arizona Gun Laws You Should Know

Posted in Gun Crimes on December 13, 2018

Arizona gun laws are much less stringent than in most other states in the country. State law allows anyone over 18 to open carry, and anyone over 21 can conceal a weapon without a permit. Despite the permissiveness of AZ’s gun law, the constant conversation around gun safety means that law also evolves. If you… read more

What is Considered Indecent Exposure in Arizona?

Posted in General on December 11, 2018

Indecent exposure is a serious offense in the United States as well as in Arizona. Several key factors determine the seriousness of an indecent exposure conviction, including whether the event was reckless in nature, the location where it happened, and the age of the victim. An exposure that is accidental in nature is different than… read more

How Can I Get My Criminal Records Sealed in Arizona?

Posted in General on December 6, 2018

To have the courts seal a criminal record in Arizona, defendants must seek a set-aside judgment. For individuals living with a criminal record, the thought of having that record sealed or expunged is likely a lifetime goal with the potential to open up countless opportunities. However, Arizona does not have a program in place for… read more