Domestic Violence and Self Defense

What happens when a victim of domestic violence is accused of killing their abuser?  Watch my 12 News story commenting on this issue.

Gilbert mom Jennifer Sariah Smith is accused of killing her husband after a history of being the victim of domestic violence at his hands. Continue reading Domestic Violence and Self Defense

Civil and Criminal Liability in Independence High School Shooting

Could the student who provided the gun in the Independence High School shooting be charged with a crime? Could he be sued?  What about his parents?  On February 16, 2016, I appeared on 3TV News to answer these questions.

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Privacy at Risk? License Plate Readers Have Arrived!

You may have noticed tow trucks and other vehicles driving around with cameras mounted on them.  On February 15, 2016 I appeared on Fox 10 News to weigh in on the new threat to your privacy.

 

Beware of New Scam Targeting Law Clients

We have been notified by the State Bar of Arizona that there is a new scam targeting lawyers and their clients.  Here is how it works:

  • The client receives a phone call.
  • The caller ID shows the number belongs to the attorney.
  • The client is told that they need to pay additional money.
  • The client is then given a toll-free number to call.
  • When the client calls, they are directed as to how to pay the money.

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Plain Smell Doctrine and the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act

On July 22 I was interviewed by Kim Tobin with ABC 15 about a new Court of Appeals Division 2 court ruling on whether the odor of marijuana can be probable cause for a police search.

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Juvenile Crimes and Parent Liability

Earlier this week I was interviewed by Elizabeth Erwin of ABC 15 regarding a car crash at the intersection of 67th Avenue and Van Buren.  A 14 year old allegedly ran a red light and hit an SUV carrying three people, including a small child who was thrown from the SUV.  Police suspect the 14 year old was intoxicated.  People want to know, can the juvenile’s parents be held liable for the crash and the injuries?  What is parent liability?

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