NEW DRUG POSSESSION LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Just recently, the Arizona Senate brought some much needed reform to the sentencing of simple drug possession cases. The Senate passed a bill where some Defendants who have been convicted of Possession or Use of Marijuana, Dangerous Drugs, or Narcotic Drugs, are eligible to receive a reduction in the amount of days required to be served in prison. Originally, a …

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MCSO Offers Emergency Help at the Touch of a Button

Cindy Castillo Law News, Arizona Law

Being safe and being prepared when trouble is afoot is always a high priority at Castillo Law. Therefore, we wanted to give a shout out to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for bringing their 911 dispatch centers into the digital age and making them more accessible to those in dangerous situations and those with disabilities. On April 2, 2018, MCSO …

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When Country Thunder Rolls into Town

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law, AZ Events

Country Thunder, Arizona’s largest country music festival, is back this April for its 22ndstraight year! Last year, it is estimated that 27,000 people attended the long-running festival – and with a line-up that includes Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Brett Young, and Luke Bryan, this year is likely to put up similar numbers. The gates will open Wednesday, April 4, 2018 …

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, AZ Events

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is here. If you are one of the many people looking for a little TLC this year, be careful where you are trying to find it. If you are a Castillo Law blog follower, you know that we have many blogs warning people who use Backpage, Tagged, Craigslist, and similar sites that …

The Judge recommended that I go to Thinking for a Change, what does this mean?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law, FAQs

Thinking for a Change 4.0 (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program under a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Thinking for a Change incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem solving skills. Thinking for a Change is comprised of 25 lessons that build upon each other, …

The Judge recommended that I go to MOSAIC, what does this mean?

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MOSAIC Substance Abuse Program Expands in Former Tent City Space The Tent City jail is officially closed, and in its place, Maricopa County is expanding an innovative program to reduce the number of repeat offenders by addressing their substance abuse and mental health issues. The air-conditioned dayroom where Tent City inmates once spent time is now housing and classroom space …

The Judge recommended that I go to Reach Out, what does this mean?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law, FAQs

Maricopa County Adult Probation’s Reach Out Program The Judge recommended that I go to Reach Out, what does this mean? The Maricopa County Adult Probation’s Reach Out Program is aimed to help treat convicted substance abusers. The program is geared towards probationers that are serving a jail sentence. The process starts with a court order for assessment or by a …

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Let 2018 be the Year to Turn Over a New Leaf!

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Are you looking to start the New Year off right, but afraid that your past might hinder your current and future aspirations? If you have a warrant, revoked license, or priors, no need to fret, Castillo Law is here to help! Arrest vs Default Warrants There are two different types of warrants: an arrest warrant and a default warrant. An …

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Operation: No Need For Speed

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Operation No Need For Speed is in full force and effect, so be sure to slow down. This is a 30-day operation conducted by Department of Public Safety on the Loop 101, 202, and 303, in an attempt to get drivers to slow down. Over the past few weeks, many terrible accidents have occurred on our highways, and they all …

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Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween!

Cindy Castillo DUI, Sex Crime, Arizona Law, AZ Events

Trick-or-treating did not become a Halloween tradition until the 1930’s. Back then, people who complied with kids’ requests for treats were left alone, but those who did not comply were punished with a trick. Unfortunately, law enforcement is not handing out treats this Halloween. They could be handing out tickets, or worse, taking you to jail. DUI enforcement does not …

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Wrong-way Driver Prevention: What Arizona is Doing to Help

Cindy Castillo Law News, Arizona Law

It’s an all too common headline we’ve seen repeated over the past few years: “Wrong-way Driver Causes Collision on Arizona Freeway.” As of July 13, 2017, DPS reports that their troopers have responded to 928 calls regarding wrong-way drivers this year alone[1]. Of these calls, 14 have resulted in injuries and 7 in fatalities. Ultimately, 48 of these drivers were …

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DON’T LOSE YOUR FREEDOM THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Cindy Castillo DUI, Arizona Law, AZ Events

July 4th is a day to celebrate our country’s freedom. Many choose to celebrate the holiday by cooling off at the lake, gathering with family and friends at backyard BBQs, or by taking a vacation to beat the heat. Given the abundance of alcohol at these events, it is especially important to drink responsibly and find a designated driver, as …

Temps Up, Crime Goes Up. Plan Summers Out.

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

With school out for summer break, kids are prone to getting into more trouble with the law for a variety of issues including drugs, alcohol, and more. Less supervision and more free time allow kids to make poor decisions. Castillo Law would like to highlight some of the ways you can keep your teen from getting into trouble during their …

Honor the Fallen

Cindy Castillo Law News, Arizona Law

Although the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends, please remember the true meaning of this special day. On this day, we remember and celebrate, and most importantly, we express our thanks as Americans to the countless number of men and women who have served in our military since the inception …

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HOUSE BILL 2066 – THE CHANGE IN AGGRAVATED DUI PENALTIES FROM MANDATORY PRISON TIME TO JAIL TIME : IS IT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY?

Cindy Castillo DUI, Arizona Law

House Bill 2066, as of the date of this blog, looks destined to soon become a law governing Aggravated DUI penalties. As written, this Bill could create some very unexpected and expensive consequences, while offering no real benefit to the community or to the Defendants, most of whom are in need of counseling not expensive incarceration. (Full Legislative history of …

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Cinco de Mayo Phoenix AZ 2017

Cindy Castillo Assault Crime, DUI, Arizona Law, AZ Events

For our amigos and amigas who are going to fiesta on cervezas and margaritas this Cinco de Mayo, here are a few tips to celebrate safely and legally! The Cinco de Mayo holiday is one of the leading holidays for DUI arrests in Arizona. Police will be in full force around the holiday so don’t allow yourselves to throw caution …

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Spring Training: Don’t Get “Scalped” By the Law for Selling Your Extra Tickets

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Ticket scalping is the resale of tickets for an event. Generally,  it applies to sporting events, especially ones in high demand. Every spring, thousands flock to Maricopa County for Major League Baseball Spring Training games. These games may not count for anything in the MLB standings, but the revenue they bring to the teams and Valley businesses is enormous. Millions …

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WILL MY TEENAGE SON OR DAUGHTER GET ARRESTED AND PUNISHED FOR HAVING CONSENSUAL SEX WITH THEIR TEENAGE BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND? . . . NOT IF THE “ROMEO & JULIET” DEFENSE TO SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR APPLIES

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

The lawyers in our firm are frequently asked the following questions by parents of Arizona teens: Will my son or daughter get arrested for having consensual sex with their teenage boyfriend or girlfriend? If they do, what kind of trouble are they in? Will they go to prison? How can you defend them? The answer is yes. They could be …

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Why hasn’t my case been charged?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Today we’re here to talk to you about why your case isn’t get charged if it’s been some time. On television, when someone gets arrested, people immediately think that the charges are going to start happening right off the bat. But in the real world, the way that it works is after a police officer arrests somebody, they have to …

Beware the AZ DUI Task Force

Cindy Castillo DUI, Arizona Law, AZ Events

This blog is entitled Beware of the AZ DUI Task Force and this is why. This is a really, really big month for us here in the valley. We’ve got the Waste Management coming up this weekend. We also have obviously the Super Bowl so everybody’s out at Super Bowl parties, out at the bars, having a good time, and …

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How Prescription Drug Use Can Lead to a DUI: What You Need to Know

Cindy Castillo DUI, Arizona Law

Many individuals who are of drinking age, and even some who are not, have likely taken precautions to avoid a DUI. These precautions can include designating a responsible and sober driver, using a ridesharing app like Uber or Lyft, or choosing to imbibe at home. With all these precautions focusing on alcohol, have you ever thought that your prescribed medication …

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Update: Veteran’s Courts in Arizona

Cindy Castillo Law News, Arizona Law

With Veterans Day coming up, we would like to take this time to congratulate the different municipalities in the valley that have recently begun offering veterans courts for veterans who are facing misdemeanor criminal charges. We’ve talked about veterans courts in our past blogs. We’ve outlined how veterans courts are popping up nationwide, and the benefits they provide to our …

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Sex Offender Probation Part 3 – A Castillo Law Series

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

In our Sex Offender Probation Series (Part One, Part Two), we’ve talked about the flaws in sex offender probation and what makes sex offender probation unfair. We’ve highlighted the problems that sex offender probation provides to everyone involved in the rehabilitation process, the inherent flaws in polygraphs, and now we will outline what’s wrong with the therapy required of probationers …

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Sex Offender Probation – Part 2

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

Understanding Arizona Probation with Sex Terms As we outlined in the first part of our series, sex offender probation needs to be revamped, as it is inherently unfair. While Castillo Law agrees that probation is an important and crucial part of reintroducing those accused of sex crimes into the community, there needs to be more consideration towards the negative impact …

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Sex Offender Probation: A Castillo Law Series

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

Sex offender probation is arguably one of the harshest probation sentences a person can receive in Maricopa County. For those of you that are unfamiliar with sex offender probation, it’s not the same as other types of probation, where a probationer is required to follow guidelines, such as, be home by curfew and abstain from drugs and/or alcohol. Sex offender probation …

Win Some, Lose Some: Supreme Court Ruling on State v. Sisco II

Cindy Castillo Law News, Arizona Law

On July 11, 2016, the Supreme Court of Arizona issued their opinion in State of Arizona v. Ronald James Sisco II, in which the Court considered whether or not the odor of marijuana suffices to establish probable cause for issuance of a search warrant, given the adoption of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”). Ultimately, the Supreme Court decided that …

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From Sympathetic Squeeze to I Need a Lawyer Please!

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Arizona’s history of being part of the “Wild West” has existed for over 100 years, and, from Jerome to Tombstone, characters like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday still influence Arizona’s culture. That “Wild West” feel is something that makes Arizona unique and cherished by many people inside and outside our community. It comes as no surprise that last August, Guns …

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Better a Cruel Truth than a Comfortable Delusion: How to Improve the Use of Axon Body Cameras

Cindy Castillo DUI, Law News, Arizona Law

A Call for Law Enforcement Reform With the 2016 presidential election creating more and more buzz each day, many of our readers have undoubtedly heard discussion about law enforcement reform. This is a tangential response to movements nationwide, both on social media and in the community, calling for more transparency and accountability when it comes to police officer behavior and …

How to Avoid Stress and Criminal Charges During The Holidays Castillo Law

How to Avoid Stress and Criminal Charges During The Holidays

Cindy Castillo DUI, Law News, Arizona Law, AZ Events, Shoplifting

Season’s Greetings from Castillo Law It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps . . . means a little bit more!–Dr. Seuss The holidays are a time to show the special people in our lives how much we care about them. While we’re …

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Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween from Castillo Law

Cindy Castillo DUI, Arizona Law, AZ Events

When Black Cats Prowl and Pumpkins Gleam, Keep the Criminal Charges away this Halloween! It’s time for everyone’s favorite holiday! Although the leaves aren’t changing, there’s a cool breeze shaking the cactus needles, and people are busy deciding whether or not dressing as Pizza Rat will finally score a win at the costume contest this year. As with any holiday …

Halloween Restrictions for Sex Offenders

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, AZ Events

As can be read in our previous articles about sex crimes in Arizona, Arizona is one of the strictest states when it comes to sex offenses. Sex offenders who are released on probation and/or who have sex offender terms will have restrictions on Halloween night. Common restrictions for sex offenders on Halloween night May include but are not limited to …

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Drivers Beware: Failure to Remain Silent Could Result in False Reporting Charges

Cindy Castillo DUI, Law News, Arizona Law

Right to remain silent: Use It! Drivers Beware: Here is yet another reason why you should only provide your driver’s license, registration, and insurance, and nothing more. If you are stopped by an officer conducting a traffic stop and you have been drinking, do not make any statements. Your words will be used against you. An East Valley prosecuting agency …

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Tagged.com Underage and Prostitution Sex Stings

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, Backpage.com Sex Stings

Video: Tagged.com Underage and Prostitution Sex Stings Start Transcript: Tagged.com Underage and Prostitution Sex Stings I wanted to talk to you about a new website that has police presence and that website is known as Tagged. Tagged is a website that individuals might go to to find relationships, either friendly relationships or romantic relationships. Now what you need to be …

BackPage.com Sex Sting Update 2015

BackPage.com Sex Sting Update 2015

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, Backpage.com Sex Stings

Video: BackPage Sex Sting Update 2015 Start Transcript: BackPage Sex Sting Update 2015 Last year, I did a video regarding backpage.com. As many of you might remember, we talked about the fact that here in Arizona, law enforcement was trying to clean up the valley and ensure that we sent out a message that there would not be any trafficking …

Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists

Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, Backpage.com Sex Stings

Video: Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists Start Transcript: Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists Something else that law enforcement is doing on backpage.com, they are keeping lists. If you are placed on one of these lists, when you call in, they may tell you not to call this number again. Keep in mind that if you are that person that they …

Donald Hearing vs Settlement Conference

Donald Hearing vs Settlement Conference

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Video: Donald Hearing vs Settlement Conference Start Transcript: Donald Hearing vs Settlement Conference Today we’d like to talk to you a little bit about the difference between a Donald hearing and a settlement conference. Many people ask me what happens at a Donald advisement or a Donald hearing, and what happens at a settlement conference. The Donald hearing is basically …

Will Arizona See More Sex Trafficking due to the Super bowl?

Will Arizona See More Sex Trafficking Due to the Super Bowl?

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, Backpage.com Sex Stings

Rumors of increased sex trafficking during the Super Bowl swarm the field well before the players on game day. According to popular belief, the Super Bowl is notorious for being a target spot for sex trafficking and prostitution. In a key press release in 2013, Texas Attorney General, Gregg Abbott, said, “The Super Bowl is the single largest human trafficking …

Arizona Hunting Laws Review

Arizona Hunting Laws review for 2014 season

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Fall means the anticipation of carving pumpkins, sipping on apple cider, devouring pumpkin everything, and for some: hunting wild game.  Turkey, deer, dove, quail and even bear season starts this October, and Castillo Law is here to make sure it’s safe and enjoyable and free from citations or arrests by reviewing a few Arizona hunting laws. Know your AZ Hunting …

Is Arizona Too Tough on Sex Crimes?

Is Arizona Too Tough on Sex Crimes?

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

A Response to the Growing Suspicion of Unfair Penalties Given to Sex Offenders In a recent article written on Slate.com, Matt Mellema talked about the unforeseeable consequences of being tough on sex crimes. Arizona is among the toughest on sex crimes and people face very serious penalties if they are found guilty of these offenses. The marking of a, “sex …

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ASU Tailgating, Kegs and Red Solo Cups Don’t Mix

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law, AZ Events

What You Need to Know Before Tailgating This Year. This coming football season, ASU and law enforcement are trying to lower the number of underage students consuming alcohol while limiting the risks involved in binge drinking at tailgating events. ASU is enforcing a ban on kegs and other “apparatuses that encourage reckless consumption of alcoholic beverages.” As a result, you …

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Labor Day and Potential Legal Issues in Arizona

Cindy Castillo DUI, Arizona Law, AZ Events

Staying Informed Means Staying Safe and Out of Jail Labor Day was created to pay tribute to all workers who have contributed to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our great nation. In Arizona, Labor Day enthusiasts pay tribute through backyard barbeques and swim parties, salt river tubing, and boating at one of Arizona’s recreational lakes. For many, Labor Day …

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Video Blog: Plea Bargaining White Collar Terms in AZ

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcription of Plea Bargaining White Collar Terms in AZ Hi, my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today I’d like to talk to you about white collar terms. It’s very important that you talk to your attorney about any terms or conditions in your plea agreement that you might be asked to agree to if you are considering …

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Video Blog: Plea Bargaining Gang Crimes – Common Terms in AZ

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start transcription for Plea Bargaining Gang Crimes Terms AZ Hi. My name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today, I’d like to talk to you about Gang Terms. You have been charged with a crime where you have been consider to be associating with a gang or if the county attorney’s office or prosecuting agency believes that the crime was …

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Video Blog: Diversion Programs in Arizona

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcription for Diversion Programs in Arizona video Hi, my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today I’d like to talk to you about diversion. Now I previously did a video on TASC. Typically TASC is for individuals who have been charged with drug offenses. Diversion in the State of Arizona typically covers common charges such as prostitution, shoplifting, …

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Video Blog: Drug Crimes in Arizona

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Video Transcript of Drug Crimes in AZ Hi. My name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today, I’d like to talk to you about Drug Crimes in the State of Arizona. The State of Arizona has several different types of drug crimes and they fall into different drug categories. For example, you might be charged with possession of marijuana. In …

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Video Blog: Marijuana DUI Update for AZ

Cindy Castillo DUI, Law News, Arizona Law

Start transcription of Marijuana DUI update in AZ Hi, my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today I’d like to talk to you about a new Arizona Supreme Court opinion regarding Carboxy-THC. In the Shilgevorkyan case, which is the Arizona Supreme Court case, the court was considering whether or not it is illegal for an individual to drive while …

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Video Blog: Backpage.com and Sex Stings in AZ

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, Backpage.com Sex Stings

Start transcription for Backpage.com sex stings in AZ Hi, my name is Cindy Castillo, with Castillo Law. Today I’d like to talk to you about Backpage.com ads. The State of Arizona is preparing for the Super Bowl in 2015. In an effort to clean-up our state, the State of Arizona and law-enforcement officers has said, “We are not going to …

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Video Blog: Back to School – Parents, your kids, and the law

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Here is a post for students and another general post about school and law. Start transcript of Back to School Parents your kids and the law Hi. My name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today I’d like to talk to you about going back to school. More specifically, I’d like to talk to you parents out there who are …

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Video Blog: Domestic Violence Charges in AZ

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcription on Domestic Violence Charges in AZ Hi. My name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today, I’d like to talk to you about domestic violence offenses in the state of Arizona. The state of Arizona has several different type of offenses that they can categorize as domestic violence. For example, you could be charged with criminal damage, disorderly …

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Video Blog: Possession of Marijuana in Arizona

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcript of Marijuana Possession in AZ Hi. My name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today, I’d like to talk to you about Possession of Marijuana in the State of Arizona. First of, it’s important that you understand that possessing marijuana in the state of Arizona is illegal. Even if you have a marijuana card you maybe possessing marijuana …

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Video Blog: Juvenile Crime Cases in AZ

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcript: Hi, my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today, I’d like to talk to you about Juvenile Crimes in the State or Arizona. It’s important for you to understand that if your child has been charged with the Juvenile Crime in the State of Arizona, your child may face serious consequences. Now, it is true that for …

Short Video about Cindy Castillo of Castillo Law

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcript: Hi. My name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today, I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in the state of New Mexico and started out at the University of New Mexico. Eventually, I went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I majored in political science and Spanish and …

College Arrests and Legal Concerns in Arizona Schools

College Arrests and Legal Situations for Parents and College Students

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

New experiences and potential legal issues College is a wonderful and exciting time in a young person’s life. However, the fun of college must be balanced with an awareness that college partying can have legal consequences, like an arrest, that will outlast and overshadow the fun of just one night. As a college student, one must be aware of the …

Backpage Consumers Beware: Police are regularly conducting Backpage Stings

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, AZ Events

Update Feb 2017: Backpage.com shut down their adult only classified pages on their site, due to government pressure for allegedly facilitating and encouraging sex trafficking. There is still a potential that police are running similar stings on other websites. Read more here. As the 2015 Super Bowl nears, Phoenix and its surrounding valley cities are being swept by police sex …

Understanding what a Rule 11 hearing is in Arizona

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Rule 11 hearing in Arizona Start Transcription Hi! My name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today, I’d like to talk to you about Rule 11 Evaluations. Basically, a Rule 11 proceeding is where a doctor will determine whether or not you’re able to assist your attorney in your defense and whether or not you truly understand the proceedings against …

What happens if you have been Indicted for a crime in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. I’d like to talk to you today about what happens if you are indicted for a crime in Arizona. It sounds like a very scary word and a lot of people are in the system sometimes think that their case is now become more serious just because a grand jury has …

How does your case get to Misdemeanor Court in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo DUI, Arizona Law

Start Transcript: Hi my name is Cindy Castillo of Castillo Law. Today I would like to talk to you about how your case gets to a misdemeanor court. The obvious one is that you have been contacted by a law enforcement officer and he issued you a citation and it says right on the citation “you need to present yourself …

What is the difference between a preliminary hearing vs grand jury in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

In todays video Cindy Castillo of Castillo Law in Phoenix Arizona talks about the differences between a preliminary hearing vs grand jury. Start Transcript: Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. I’d like to talk to about the difference between a preliminary hearing and a grand jury proceeding. There are many circumstances in which your case might come …

What is a Grand Jury in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcript What is a grand jury Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. I previously talked with you about the different ways that a case can get to felony court. One of those ways is in the event that a County Attorney has submitted your information to a Grand Jury. I also discussed with you that is …

How does a case get to Felony Court in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcription Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo law. Today I’d like to talk to you about how your case gets to felony court in the event that you been contacted by an officer or being investigated for a felony offense. Essentially there are three different ways that your case can get to felony court: Release Hearing The …

What is a preliminary hearing in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Start Transcript: What is a preliminary hearing? Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. I would like to talk about your preliminary hearing. In certain circumstances you may have received a complaint in the mail and your attorney is asking whether or not you want to wave your preliminary hearing or if you want a preliminary hearing. Basically …

What constitutes reasonable search in your home in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Cindy Castillo a criminal defense lawyer with Castillo Law in Phoenix Arizona explains what Reasonable Search means. Start Transcription Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. What I would like to talk about today is a new Supreme Court decision that came down in March 2013. The Supreme Court decision is US Supreme Court vs Jardines. What this …

What should you do if you have plead Guilty in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

This video discusses what you should do if you have plead Guilty in Arizona. Start Transcript: Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today I’d like to talk with you about what to do if you pled guilty to a criminal offense and the judge has discretion over your sentence. It’s very important to discuss this with your …

What should you do if you have been put on Probation in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

This video discusses being put on probation in Arizona and what you should do. Start Transcription Hi my name is Cindy Castille with Castille law today I would like to talk with you about what to do if you been placed on probation Now this is often a topic that’s not really addressed with you after you’ve pled guilty to …

What can happen if you are publicly intoxicated in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Arizona does not have a public intoxication law but you can still be arrested while drunk in public. In this video Phoenix AZ criminal defense lawyer Cindy Castillo explains some things that can get you into trouble. Start Transcription Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo law. What happens if you are in public and you are intoxicated? In …

If a loved one is in Jail on a Bond what should you do?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

Have you had a loved one arrested and held on a bond in Arizona? If yes then this video will give you some insight into what is happening and what you should consider doing. Start Transcription Hi my name is Cindy Castille with Castille law I like to talk today about when your loved one has been arrested and has …

What should you do if you get a letter for TASC?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

In Arizona if you have been charged with a drug offense you may receive a letter from the Attorney Generals office for a TASC class. In this video Cindy Castillo of Castillo Law in Phoenix Arizona explains what you should do and why. Start Transcription Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. There are certain circumstances where you …

What happens if you miss a court date in Arizona?

Cindy Castillo Arizona Law

If you have missed a court date in Arizona the following video will help you understand what may happen to you. Transcription of Video: Hi my name is Cindy Castillo with Castillo Law. Today I want to talk with you about what to do if you’ve missed your court date. First off I suggest that you contact an attorney. It …