Understanding Differences Between Arizona Federal And State Court – Series Wrap-Up

Over the last several posts I have outlined some of the main differences between facing federal and state charges and appearing in federal court. I also addressed the Federal Grand Jury process and federal sentencing guidelines. If you are accused of a federal crime it is important that you speak to a qualified criminal defense lawyer immediately. Phoenix residents accused of felony federal crimes must appear in court to answer an...

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What Arizona Residents Need to Know About Federal Sentencing Guidelines

This if the next post in my series on things Phoenix, Arizona residents should know when facing charges in Federal Court. My last post explained the Federal Grand Jury process in criminal cases. It is important to understand the Grand Jury process as it is how a case begins. In this post I will discuss another important topic – application of the federal sentencing guidelines. It cannot be stressed enough that you should contact a...

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Phoenix Area Residents Need to Understand The Grand Jury Process

This is the fourth post in our series on charges brought in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. As we discussed previously Arizona residents must understand the differences between state and federal criminal charges. One difference is that felony charges are presented to a Grand Jury, whereas in state court, a County Attorney can review a case and file charges directly. The Grand Jury will hear and consider...

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Common Offenses Arizona Residents May Face In Federal Court And What to Expect During The First Court Appearance

This is the third post in our series on the handling of federal criminal charges in Arizona. Our last article discussed the differences between state and federal court in criminal cases. It is important to understand the distinctions as different laws and processes apply. In this article we will touch on the topic of offenses which defendants often face and what to expect at your first hearing. If you are facing such charges then...

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Phoenix Defendants Need to Understand The Differences Between Arizona Superior Court and the Federal Court

This post continues our series on the handling of federal criminal charges in Arizona. Our last post provided an overview of topics we will be discussing and stressed the need to contact an attorney if you face such charges. It is important to note that you can be punished in both state and Federal Court for the same offense while the consequences in each court may differ. It is crucial that Phoenix area residents immediately retain a...

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Defending Against Federal Criminal Charges In Phoenix, Arizona

This is the first post in a series meant to discuss the handling of federal criminal charges in Phoenix and elsewhere in Arizona. I am writing about this topic due to the fact that many who face federal charges are not prepared for the differences between that process and the one they would face in State Court. Not knowing what to expect can lead a defendant, charged by the U.S. Government, to having false expectations as to how their...

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