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When Can the Police Search Your Vehicle in Arizona?

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Oct 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States protects people from unlawful searches and seizure of their assets. Unlawful searches violate your right to privacy, and the seizure of your assets may affect you financially. The "automobile exception" to the Fourth Amendment gives p...

Holiday Woes: DUI During Labor Day Weekend

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Aug 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The holidays are a fun time. A time when family and friends get back together to celebrate, and maybe party. When alcohol is present at the party, the risk for a DUI charge on the way home is high. Holiday time usually equals a high law enforcement presence on Arizona roads. Arizona has incredib...

Craft Beer and an Arizona DUI

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Aug 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The craft beer industry has seen an incredible boom over the last few years thanks to the ever-changing tastes of the American beer consumer. Along with that boom in craft beer sales has come a corresponding increase in the average alcohol content of the beer itself. Higher alcohol content has be...

Landmark Ruling Made by Supreme Court on Cell Phone Privacy

Posted by Sam Warner | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Landmark Ruling Made by Supreme Court on Cell Phone Privacy With every text, call, or update of Facebook, a collection of your cellular activity is shared with wireless carriers in your area. With nearly 400 million cell phone accounts currently open in the United States—more than the total popu...

Can You Get a DUI From Kombucha Tea?

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

NFL wide receiver Michael Floyd of the Minnesota Vikings was sentenced to serve one day in prison because he failed an alcohol test which was part of his house arrest. The drink that supposedly caused him to fail: kombucha tea. Floyd was on house arrest stemming from a DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona...

Old Sexual Assault Cases in Arizona Turning Out Convictions

Posted by Shawn Hamp | May 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Arizona has had a backlog of more than 6,000 rape kits from unresolved sexual assault cases, dating back to 2000. By the end of April, the State had tested around half of these kits and identified and indicted eight suspects, most of who are already in jail for other crimes. This project -- start...

Important things to know about DUI in Arizona

Posted by Shawn Hamp | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the subject of driving under the influence, Arizona is what we refer to as a zero tolerance state. No three strikes and youre out in Arizona. You can straight up be arrested by law enforcement for being too drunk. While those states with more lenient DUI laws would just let you ...

Two Huge Cases Being Heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Jan 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court of the United States makes a statement about the law, all of the courts in the country are bound by what it says, including those in Arizona. Now that there are finally nine Justices on the bench – making a 4-4 tie less likely – the Court is primed to hear some high-profile...

Body Camera Footage Catch Police Lying Under Oath

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Dec 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the first time since they started using body cameras two years ago, police footage from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has been released to the public. It appears to show cops framing a suspect for drug possession by planting a bag of cocaine on him during an arrest for hit-and-run....

The Stages of the Arizona Criminal Process

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Dec 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Arizona, criminal proceedings follow a set order of events. Knowing what happens and when can help you understand the criminal justice system and where your case is heading. Police Investigation The first step in all criminal cases is the police investigation, where police officers gather ev...

What is an Arizona "Safety Corridor"?

Posted by Virginia L. Crews | Nov 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is a Safety Corridor? If you have traveled on I-40 around the Kingman area, you have likely noticed the signs indicating “Safety Corridor” and “Zero Tolerance”. By the end of 2016, such signs were erected on 3 separate sections of highway in Arizona. These areas were identified by the Ari...

The Phases of a Criminal Trial in Arizona

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If youve been arrested and charged with a crime in Arizona, you probably have questions about your cases journey through the criminal justice system. This is especially true if youve never been accused of committing a crime, before. Heres a brief overview of the path through the criminal jus...

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