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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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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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14 Jun Is Violent Crime Worse In The Summer?

The Old Wives’ Tale—that hot weather makes people irritable and more likely to commit a crime—may just have some validity. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice gathered nationwide research and published a report in which they tracked seasonal criminal victimization trends for various violent...

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21 May What is “Due Process”?

In our last blog post, we discussed a well-known clause in our U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment that pertains to your right against self-incrimination. In today’s blog post we’ll highlight another part of our constitution, the phrase due process. These two little words actually appear in...

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07 May Your Miranda Rights Part Two – What Are They?

In our last blog post, we covered the history of the Miranda Warning and how it became mandatory for all suspected criminals to be read their rights before arrest. In this post, Coolidge Law Firm (certified criminal law specialist in Phoenix, Arizona) would like to...

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28 Apr Your Miranda Rights Part One – The History

We’ve all heard the Miranda Rights read aloud on a criminal-drama TV series by a police officer upon the arrest of a suspect. Hopefully, you haven’t had these words read aloud in person! It goes as such: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything...

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15 Mar Misdemeanor Classifications & Sentencing in Arizona

If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor in Arizona, this post will tell you what you need to know about misdemeanor classifications and their sentencings. Since we’re criminal law specialists who have been serving Gilbert, Chandler, and Mesa Arizona for over 25 years, at Coolidge...

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25 Mar What is a Bias Crime in Arizona?

Crimes are committed every day for a multitude of reasons. Some are premeditated, some are crimes of passion committed in the moment, and others are crimes of bias. Todd Coolidge is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He’s defended cases involving every form of motivation, including...

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