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How are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out in Arizona?

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Are you expecting a settlement payment from a personal injury claim and want to know how you’ll receive your money? If so, click to see what the process is.

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Consequences for Underage DUIs in Arizona

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Suppose you are a young driver or the parent of a young driver in Arizona who has been pulled over for driving under the influence. In that case, you may be wondering what happens if you get a DUI under the age of 21. Underage drinking, and especially driving while under the influence, are serious…

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How to Remove a DUI From Your Driving Record in Arizona

How to Get a DUI Off Your Driving Record in Arizona

Arizona is known for many things. One of which is the state’s stringent penalties regarding driving under the influence of alcohol. Your best bet, of course, is to avoid a DUI charge altogether by not driving under the influence of alcohol. Still, if you do happen to find yourself facing a DUI conviction in Arizona,…

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How to Tell if You Have a Personal Injury Case

How to determine if you have a personal injury case

If you have been injured because of the actions or negligence of another person here in Flagstaff, Arizona, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. However, in order to determine what type of personal injury case you have and whether or not a personal injury lawyer could help, it is essential to understand a few critical things about personal injury law. The fact is, there are many different types of personal injury cases, and each one has its own set of requirements for a successful claim.

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What Should I Do After a Hit & Run Car Accident?

What to do After a Hit and Run Accident

Hit-and-run accidents are treated seriously under Arizona law. Leaving the scene of an accident can lead to serious fines, having your license suspended, and even jail time. So, if you’re involved in an accident in Flagstaff, Arizona, or anywhere else in the state, it’s important to understand the law so you know what to do in a hit-and-run accident (and what you definitely shouldn’t do). 

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What are Arizona’s Criminal Sentencing Guidelines?

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Criminal sentencing guidelines exist at both the federal and state levels. Arizona criminal sentencing follows a mandatory sentencing structure. This means that if you are convicted of a criminal offense in Flagstaff, Arizona, or elsewhere in the state, the judge will deliver a sentence that falls within a certain range that incorporates various predetermined factors.  

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7 FAQs About Child Custody Battles in Arizona

Child Custody Battles in Arizona - A Complete Guide

Child custody laws in Arizona are similar to those across the country. In Flagstaff, Arizona, establishing a child custody agreement can take anywhere from several months up to a year (or longer). The details of each child custody case will determine how long it takes to establish a custody agreement. One of the most significant factors that will influence the time it takes to reach an agreement is the ability and willingness of each parent to work together.

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When Do I Need to Hire an Attorney for Criminal Charges in Arizona?

When to hire a Lawyer

Do you need a lawyer for that? If you have to ask, the answer is most likely: yes! Knowing when to hire a lawyer is difficult for many people to figure out. While you can represent yourself in some minor legal matters, most legal matters require effective representation which will truly only come with the assistance of a lawyer. Even experienced lawyers will hire another lawyer to represent them for their personal legal troubles.

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What to Do if Arrested & Charged With a Crime in Coconino County

What To Do If You Are Arrested In Coconino County

Arrested – what now? Losing your liberty (even briefly) is one of the most stressful, uncomfortable, embarrassing, helpless, frightening, and life-altering experiences a person can go through. It impacts you, your family, your friendships, and your job. The best course of action is to be law abiding of course, but mistakes and misunderstandings happen. Most of us take a government class in middle or high school, but other than maybe being able to recite the three branches of government and some constitutional rights, like the right to free speech, most people do not know what their rights are when they are arrested. So here’s our guide on what to do if you are arrested in Coconino County (know your rights).

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8 Surprising Ways to Get a DUI in Arizona That Don’t Involve Driving a Vehicle

Other (Surprising) Ways you can get a DUI in Flagstaff, AZ

Arizona’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws prohibit people from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the slightest degree, but what does that actually mean? As with all areas of law, it all comes down to how words are defined in our laws and how the courts interpret them. Previously we have discussed what “operating” means – driving down the road or in “actual physical control” of a motor vehicle and what the penalties are for the tiers of DUI charges, but what is a motor vehicle? The answer may surprise you! Here are other (surprising) ways you can get a DUI in Flagstaff, AZ!

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