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Child Custody Battles in Arizona – A Complete Guide

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 you Need to Hire a Lawyer?

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

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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How Much Does a DUI cost in AZ?

DUI Cost in Arizona

DUI – can you afford it? One of the most dangerous and also expensive decisions you can make is to drink and drive. What does a DUI cost you? That is a question with a broad answer and unfortunately we have to answer that question with “it depends.” Often there are numerous factors that determine the cost of DUI in Arizona, which we will lay all those out for you here so you know everything there is to know about what expected costs await you if you get charged with DUI.

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Marijuana DUI Laws in Flagstaff, Arizona

Marijuana DUI Laws

Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in the state of Arizona, that has many people wondering how that impacts marijuana DUI laws and whether there are exceptions or defenses if you have a medical marijuana card. The short answer to the question of “can you drive while high” is still a hard “no.” Antol and Sherman, PC is your go-to criminal defense firm in Northern Arizona so here is our rundown of marijuana DUI laws in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Arizona Weed (MARIJUANA) Laws and Prop 207

weed laws in Arizona

One of the most controversial topics of our time: Marijuana. It is also one of the most confusing areas of law for most Arizona citizens as there are many components that make it difficult to follow. Arizona weed laws are a very murky area in our state laws with a ton of gray – the status of legalization, medicinal use, CBD, weight (who measures in ounces and milligrams anyway!?), where you can use it, can you grow it and if so how much? We are here to help break it down for you, to explain the status of marijuana laws in Arizona right now and what is on the ballot in November 2020. Here is our comprehensive review of the Arizona Weed (Marijuana) Laws and Prop 207!

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DUI, Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI – What’s the Difference?

DUI Flagstaff Arizona

Every day, 29 people across the United States die in a motor vehicle crash that involves a driver who was impaired by alcohol. Drinking and driving-related motor vehicle crashes in general account for 28% of all traffic-related fatalities in our country.  Each state is responsible for creating its own laws for drinking and driving crimes. With national statistics like these, it is no wonder states like Arizona have chosen to crack down on drinking and driving-related crimes to protect their citizens. It has been a combined effort at the federal and state levels, including nonprofits and citizen advocacy groups, to reduce the threat of impaired driving on our roadways.

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Crime Stats During a Pandemic: What is Up and What is Down

Northern Arizona Coronavirus Major Crime Trends

2020 has been a unique year for everyone. The criminal justice system and the legal field are not an exception. As criminal defense attorneys, at Antol & Sherman, we have witnessed changes in the types of crimes that were committed during the pandemic lockdowns and also how that shifted once states started to re-open. Crime has not stopped during Coronavirus. People are still being arrested and some court proceedings are happening while others are being postponed causing significant delays impacting constitutional rights. 

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to Adopt a Child) in Arizona

Adoption Application Law Flagstaff AZ

Are you considering adoption? Adoption can be a very complicated and daunting process when you first start doing the research. To help, we compiled a list of the various types of adoption, who is qualified to adopt a child and other practical and legal considerations. A guide for what to expect when you’re expecting (to adopt a child) in Arizona.

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