What Can An Attorney Do For A Defendant?

What can an attorney do?

Most people (fortunately) don’t have a regular need to work with an attorney. As a result, it can be unclear what exactly a lawyer can do, and what a lawyer cannot do while representing a client. First, let’s cover some of the things an attorney can do for you. An attorney can be your advocate. An attorney can negotiate on … Read More

How Will Coronavirus Affect Your Court Case?

Coronavirus

As we see schools and restaurants close, public events cancelled, and toilet paper aisles stripped bare, defendants, defense attorneys and prosecutors are all wondering how the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic will impact court proceedings. On March 16th, the Arizona Supreme Court issued Administrative Order number 2020-47. This order issued a number of directives to all of the State’s courts, including: … Read More

What Is AVL Data?

AVL Data on Google Earth

AVL stands for Automatic Vehicle Location. AVL data is data that is automatically collected that relates to the location of a vehicle. Most police vehicles are equipped Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems. Many of these CAD systems include AVL systems which allow the law enforcement agency to track the locations of their vehicles. These AVL systems can use either GPS … Read More

How Does A $125 Fine Become A $505 Fine In Tempe Municipal Court?

Tempe Municipal Court

When you plead guilty or are found guilty in a criminal traffic case, a fine is typically imposed. This can either be part of a plea agreement you reached with the prosecutor, or the fine can be imposed by the court. We recently concluded a criminal traffic case in Tempe Municipal Court wherein the plea agreement specified the fine would … Read More