26 Feb Is It Burglary Or Criminal Trespass?

In Arizona law there are several classifications of law that involve illegal entry or trespass. Two of those classifications are called burglary or criminal trespass. What’s the difference between the two? As a criminal law specialist, Todd Coolidge of Coolidge Law knows all the distinctions...

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decision making blog

03 Jan Steps for Healthy Decision Making in 2018

Each day we’re faced with making hundreds to thousands of decisions: from what color of socks we’ll wear, to the type of toothpaste we’ll use, to what time we’ll leave for work. We may not consciously think about these smaller decisions, but they’re still choices...

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Gang blog

24 Nov Felony Gang Participation

Taking part in any aspect of gang-related activity is punishable by law. Crime that is organized is considered a direct attack on the government, and in particular, Arizona legislation has been created to address gang participation. Coolidge Law in Gilbert Arizona is experienced in defending...

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Murder blog

17 Nov Degrees of Murder

In Western society murder has always been a punishable act. The punishments have changed over time; what used to be an eye-for-an-eye in ancient times has evolved into our modern practice of imprisonment, or even a possible death penalty charge. As a criminal defense specialist...

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robbery, law

20 Sep Armed Robbery in Arizona

One of the first lessons that parents, teachers and other adults impart to us in childhood is not to take things that don’t belong to us. Despite this being a widely-taught cultural value, the concept still seems to get lost on numerous individuals who persist...

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felonies, law

13 Sep Class of Felonies in Arizona

When you hear about someone getting a felony charge, you might not realize that there are six classes of felony charges that could apply to a circumstance. Felonies, as a whole, consist of crimes that have a punishment of a year or more in a...

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Court, lawyer, attorney

30 Aug Standard Court Process

Adults accused of committing crimes in Arizona go through specific criminal court procedures. These procedures are meant to build evidence for the case against the individual accused, to conclude the guilt of the individual, and, if found guilty, to sentence them according to the crime...

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