certified criminal law specialist Archive


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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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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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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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15 Feb The Processes For Criminal Cases In Arizona

You’ve been arrested for allegedly committing a crime in the state of Arizona. What should you expect?  At Coolidge Law, we specialize in Arizona’s criminal law. We’re here to help you understand the legal processes for criminal cases in Arizona. Give us a call today,...

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10 Jan Marijuana Laws in Arizona

In America in recent years, some state laws have become more lax concerning the use of marijuana, which may lead to wondering where Arizona stands on the subject. Although Arizona is a neighboring state to Colorado (where the use of recreational marijuana is legalized), it...

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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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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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