Personal Injury

It is a federal law, not just a state law, that prohibits individuals who are convicted of felony crimes from owning guns. The right to bear arms is one of multiple civil rights that a convicted felon loses in Arizona, as well as the right to vote and travel to certain countries. However, you may be able to restore your right to own a gun in Arizona by having your record expunged or set aside.
Gun Ownership Laws in Arizona
Felons automatically become “prohibited possessors” of firearms under federal law. Anyone who is convicted, or found guilty, of
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In Arizona, state law permits certain individuals who have arrests, criminal convictions or sentences on their permanent records to have these records sealed or expunged. This law has been in effect since December 31, 2022, replacing what used to only allow for the setting aside of criminal records.
What Is Criminal Record Expungement?
Expungement is a legal process that allows someone who has a prior criminal conviction on his or her record to erase or seal it from public view. Record expungement can give an individual a fresh start, free from stigmas and challenges that are associated with having a
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In the fastest-paced lifestyle, auto accidents, and workplace injury cases dramatically grow yearly. You or your beloved may be injured due to other driver mistakes on the roads or dealing with heavy machines at the workplace. Get adequate compensation with the help of top personal injury lawyers to get a peace of mind solution. Leverage … Continue reading “How Professional Attorney in Phoenix, AZ is Pioneer in Personal Injury Cases”
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Have you recently been involved in a two-wheeler accident? It may not be your fault, and you may struggle to pay various expensive medical bills, motorcycle repairs, and the emotional turmoil of unexpected damage. However, you are not alone in facing such a panic situation. Get Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer services to help you with legal … Continue reading “Enhance your Winning Chance with Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyer”
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When you’re driving down the highway and see a truck weigh station ahead, you might wonder what exactly they are for and why they are needed. Truck weigh stations play a vital role in ensuring road safety and preventing accidents caused by overweight trucks. 
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Doctors are not immune to the rapidly changing world that faces all of us.  The 21st Century has brought stunning changes to the world and to nearly every aspect of American society.  As a driver of change, the Covid pandemic was the cherry on top of the sundae.  Many doctors long for the world of the last century when they were highly respected, paid exceedingly well and were the masters of their practices.  Those days are long gone.

The healthcare world is no longer controlled by doctors.  Instead, it is controlled by large health insurance companies, gargantuan hospital chains, Big
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In a significant legal development, the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from California prison officials seeking immunity from lawsuits related to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin in May 2020. The court’s decision, issued without comment or dissent, allows lawsuits from fa…
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A broadside collision, also known as a side-impact or T-bone collision, occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. These types of accidents can be incredibly dangerous and often result in serious injuries or even fatalities. 
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Things may be changing down at the courthouse.  After years of consistent losses for people suing for medical malpractice, Arizona has recently seen some large jury verdicts in their favor.  There have been more multi-million dollar malpractice verdicts in the last 12 months than there were in many past years combined.  It is unclear whether this is a trend or whether it is just a coincidence.  If it is a trend, it is unclear what is driving it.

Historically, doctors and hospitals win 85-90% of the cases that get tried in Arizona.  The defense rate of success may be a
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Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a crime that is taken very seriously in Arizona. The penalties for a DUI conviction can have a dramatic effect on an individual’s life. The courts will consider various factors when sentencing to ensure a fair and appropriate punishment, including the circumstances surrounding the case and the defendant’s criminal history. 
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“Disclosure of medical errors and adverse outcomes is expected by regulatory agencies and society as a whole.”  This is a quotation from an article I recently read in a peer-reviewed medical journal.  Peer-reviewed journals are the gold standard for medical journals and are the most reliable and authoritative publications in the field.  Despite what the authors wrote and despite the expectations of regulatory agencies and the public, medical errors and adverse outcomes are hidden far more often than they are disclosed.

Unless they are caught red-handed with an undeniable mistake, doctors will rarely admit to their patients that something went
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The concept of a breathalyzer test – a test that can measure intoxication levels by analyzing blood alcohol content – has been around since the 1920s. The first iteration of a breathalyzer device, the “Drunkometer,” was introduced in 1954. Since then, breathalyzers have undergone significant changes due to advances in technology.
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Arizona categorizes felony offenses into six different classes based on the severity of the crime. The smaller the number, the more severe the offense. A class 4 felony falls close to the middle of the spectrum. It is more severe than class 5 and 6 felonies, but less severe than class 3, 2 and 1 felonies. Many different crimes in Arizona are categorized as class 4 felonies.
Class 4 Felony Crimes in Arizona
In Arizona, there are infractions, misdemeanors and felonies, with felonies being the most serious type of crime. A felony conviction of any class can lead to a
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In Arizona, posting a “No Trespassing” sign on your property could prevent police officers from entering to conduct a search or seizure. The United States Constitution grants individuals a right to expect privacy on their own properties. However, there are circumstances where law enforcement can bypass a “No Trespassing” sign and legally enter a property in Arizona.
The Fourth Amendment and Your Privacy Rights
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right of American citizens to feel secure in their “persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” This prevents the police from entering or searching
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I recently posted about what is called the “Medicare Advantage Trap,” which can make it economically impossible as a practical matter to switch from a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan to Traditional Medicare (TM), even though there is an open enrollment period each year in which eligible beneficiaries are supposed to be able to make such changes freely.  If ever there was a reason to be careful about committing to MA plans, that is an excellent one.  A recent survey of both MA and TM users has uncovered some other issues that should also be considered.

The survey was conducted in
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Perez v. Circle K Convenience Stores, Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 22-0425 (App. Div. I, April 9,2024) (J. Foster)
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