Legal Process

Legal Process


sentencing reform in arizona

05 Aug Sentencing Reform in Arizona

  Recently, legislators proposed a bill that calls for sentencing reform in Arizona. The bill was written to address Arizona's strict criminal sentencing statutes. For example, the “truth in sentencing law” currently requires inmates to serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.  Another example is the...

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armed robbery in arizona

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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28 Jun Understanding Capital Punishment Laws in Arizona

Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is a polarizing legal issue in our nation. And it’s extremely relevant to citizens of the Grand Canyon State, as we are one of 31 States in the US where the death penalty is still legal. On three separate...

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Domestic Violence Chandler - statue of lady justice holding scales

11 Aug False Accusations

False accusations, or false reporting, may seem far fetched at times but they do happen and can be particularly damaging to you and your family. Unfortunately, accusations that are falsified happen more regularly than they should. Coolidge Law serves the metro Phoenix area (Gilbert, Mesa,...

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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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21 Jun Arizona Law – What is Pre-file Representation?

When the suspect of a crime is brought into custody by law enforcement and made aware of their right to an attorney, Coolidge Law Firm (serving Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa Arizona) ALWAYS recommends they call an experienced criminal defense attorney. The reason? There may not...

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