Honor the Fallen

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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

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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 …

How to Avoid Criminal Charges at the Final Four

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Final Four Madhouse Hits the Valley This Weekend! The moment we’ve all been waiting for starts this weekend: The NCAA Final Four. Already, we’ve seen road blocks and structures pop up throughout downtown and in Glendale, making it harder to navigate through our busy city streets. Things are only going to get busier as thousands flood downtown and to Glendale, not only …

The FBI’s Controversial Investigation Tactics for Internet Sex Crimes Calls for Change in Law

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Last week, a dismissal of a highly controversial Federal District Court case involving child pornography out of Tacoma, Washington heightened debates over whether the need exists to modernize the Fourth Amendment’s language in order to better address our ever changing technological era. United States v. Jay Michaud arose from an investigation by the FBI into website, Playpen.com, a site that …

The Use of Personal Drones and The Change in Arizona Law

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Change in Arizona Law to Include the Use of Personal Drones and the Requirement to Register You or someone you know has most likely received a drone as a gift or purchased one for recreational use. They seem to be everywhere, in both conversation and day-to-day life. Amazon is using them to deliver packages. We’re giving them to our children …

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

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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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What is an aggravated assault in AZ?

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Aggravated assault video overview Aggravated assault video transcript Hi, everyone. My name is Jonathan Goebel. I’m an attorney here at Castillo Law and today we’re going to be talking about aggravated assault charges. Aggravated assaults are very serious here in Arizona. You could potentially looking at going to prison for sometimes up to five to 15 years, even if it’s …