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Criminal Law

Access to Justice: Are your constitutional criminal rights protected during a pandemic?

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Throughout the entire coronavirus stay-at-home order, courthouses in Arizona and locally in Coconino County have remained open. Government in general is classified as essential but the courthouses go a step further because they are our access to justice in the United States. The Coconino County courthouses take their instructions from a statewide judicial administrative order but the chief administrative judge for each county also has authority to further mandate how courthouses in their jurisdiction will function during coronavirus. The judges in Coconino County have individual discretion to decide what proceedings are going forward, which ones are postponed, and whether parties and their attorneys may appear in person or virtually. The current order will expire on May 31st, 2020 but it is anticipated that many restrictions will be extended into the summer.

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Flagstaff?

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Flagstaff?   Flagstaff is a bike-friendly city, a great place for family riding, commuting, and we have our fair share of athletes that are here to train. Many of our citizens enjoy the convenience of biking in Flagstaff, from our early morning commuters biking to work…

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9 Friends to Stay Away From This Tequila Sunrise

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9 Friends to Stay Away From This Tequila Sunrise We all have those friends or acquaintances who have dangerous behavior (like getting a DUI or public intoxication) when they drink alcohol, especially in large quantities. With the approach of the familiar Flagstaff tradition, Tequila Sunrise, we wanted to give you a few examples of people…

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What Marijuana Laws Do I Need to Know in Northern Arizona?

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What Marijuana Laws Do I Need to Know in Northern Arizona? Most people are quite familiar with marijuana. Whether they know someone who has/does use it, has/does use it themselves, have smelled it around the community or have heard about it on an assortment of media platforms, you know what it is. With this level…

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What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

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A felony and misdemeanor can shape the rest of one’s life in very different ways. Knowing the difference can be important when facing potential penalties. This blog will give examples of the penalties you may face. It will also explain how they may affect your life if charged with a felony or misdemeanor.   Felony…

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Arizona Cannabis Laws: What’s Legal?

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Arizona Cannabis Laws: What’s Legal? With more and more states legalizing cannabis products, from medical to recreational marijuana and associated products such as those made with hemp or hemp-produced CBD — totaling 10 states and the District of Columbia since 2012 — it has become increasingly attractive to use and consume such substances. However, the…

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