Scottsdale Criminal Defense Blog

Suppression of Evidence Part 3-DUI

In Arizona we have some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Suppressing the state's evidence is sometimes the only way to win these cases because the odds are routinely stacked against the ...
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Interlock Updates-DUI Another Victory for the Defense

At the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig, PLLC we handle all kinds of criminal cases including DUI type of offenses. The State of Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Recently in an ...
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Child Prostitution and Police Stings

At The Law Offices of Randall J. Craig PLLC we handle all kinds of felony offenses and can tell you that in the State of Arizona we have some of the toughest criminal laws in the country. For ...
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For All You Out There On Probation

At my firm we handle all kinds of cases including probation matters. This can easily be one of the most distressing types of criminal matters because the consequences can be so severe to the client. ...
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Do Not Just Consent

Last month we were running articles about the Miranda v. Arizona decision and how such a landmark case has impacted the criminal justice system. I have been writing about how the system has developed ...
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Back to All You Out There With Priors

At my firm, we handle all kinds of criminal cases including violations of probation and cases where the defendant has multiple prior felony convictions. I am always looking out for an opportunity to ...
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Hold That Bud

Just a few years ago, marijuana was uniformly considered a dangerous narcotic all throughout the country. Now, that perspective is shifting. In Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, marijuana is ...
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Probable Cause Generally

If you have ever watched movies or television, you have probably heard the phrase "probable cause." Probable cause plays a crucial role in our criminal justice system and, if it not ...
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Do Not Just Plead Guilty

As a trial lawyer, I have had the opportunity to see it all in the courtroom over the years. Many times I have seen defendants just plead guilty during their arraignments. In a 2011 report issued by ...
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Understanding Bond and "Bail"

If you've watched even a moderate amount of TV, you probably know that "bailing" someone out of jail means paying money to release them following their arrest. However, fewer of us ...
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Attorney Craig Receives Community Award for Missing Children Awareness

The Law Offices of Randall J. Craig is pleased to announce that Lead Attorney Randall Craig has received a Community Pillar of Strength Award in recognition of his efforts and sponsorship of missing ...
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Attorney Randall J. Craig Selected for the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 List

The Law Offices of Randall J. Craig is proud to announce that The National Trial Lawyers has selected Lead Attorney Randall Craig for their prestigious Top 100 list. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 ...
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Mr. Craig Is Nominated for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards

The Law Offices of Randall J. Craig is proud to announce that Lead Attorney Randall Craig was recently added to the short list of nominees for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards—which highlight ...
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Randall J. Craig is Chosen as Attorney of the Month by Attorney At Law Magazine®

At the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig, we are committed to working hard for our clients and helping them achieve the best possible outcomes in their criminal cases. Our knowledge, experience and ...
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Knapp Counsel

We will act as Knapp counsel if it is not financially possible for us to take over the entire case. This means that we will associate with the appointed lawyer to provide assistance to the case. This ...
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Two Local Carpet Cleaners are Accused of Stealing Over $30,000 Worth of Jewelry from Customers' Private Homes

Mesa, Arizona – On December 26, 2012 the San Francisco Chronical published a news story on two Arizona carpet cleaners who had allegedly stolen over $30,000 worth of jewelry from customers' ...
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Alleged Bank Robber Hits the Same Bank Twice

Scottsdale, Arizona – In December of 2012, an alleged bank robber was arrested after locking bank employees in a vault, fleeing on a bicycle, driving off in a rented U-Haul truck, and ultimately ...
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How Domestic Violence Charges' Can Impact Family Life

There is no doubt that domestic violence is a very real problem in the United Stated States. According to a 2010 survey by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, about one in four ...
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Probation Violation Causes and Consequences

When individuals are convicted of crimes, they are sometimes eligible for probation, which is usually served in place of jail or prison time. During probation—which can be supervised or ...
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latest in ineffective assistance of counsel cases

Flournoy v. Small, 11-55015 Appeal from: S.D. Cal. (Gonzalez, C.J.) Subject Matter: Habeas Corpus Holding: The panel affirmed the district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus ...
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Wrong judge? Case comming back

US v. Harris, No. 11-10053 (Noonan with B. Fletcher and Paez). [Disclosure: This is an Az FPD case]. The defendant was sentenced by a judge other than the one who presided over the trial. The 9th held ...
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Latest in the 9th Circuit

In Nitschke, No. 10-36121 (5-24-12)(Paez with Fisher and Clifton) the 9th affirmed the denial of petitioner's claim for habeas relief under Apprendi. The petitioner failed to preserve the Apprendi ...
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Pro Per

US v. Carpenter, No. 10-30146 (5-22-12)(per curiam with Kozinski, Tallman, and Ikuta). Note to defendants wanting to represent themselves: if you are going to ask to represent yourself, try not to ...
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Latest in interpreter issues

US v. Romo-Chavez, No. 10-10424 (5-23-12)(O'Scannlain with Lasnik, D.J.; Berzon concurring). The 9th allows the government to introduce at trial a defendant's admissions to a Border Patrol ...
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Probable cause

US v. Cervantes, No. 09-50521 (5-16-12)(Pregerson with Nelson; dissent by Ikuta). Usually defendant's fourth amendment motion is quixotic when it concerns an auto stop, an arrest, and impoundment ...
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