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Am I Required to Give Police My Password in Today’s Digital Age?

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Living in the 21st century, new technologies are created regularly that offer services and experiences virtually rather than in person. With this constant evolution into a digital world, Federal and State Courts are presented with the struggle of how to interpret a Constitution hundreds of years old, and to apply it to present day innovations.  As technology advances and our use …

Wrong Way Impaired Driving is the Right Way to End up in the Slammer

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In 2018 Arizona enacted legislation in an effort to combat wrong way driving. These are changes that everyone should be aware of. Specifically, a provision was added to the Aggravated Driving Under the Influence (Aggravated DUI) statute, A.R.S. §28-1383, that now makes it felony Aggravated DUI to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, “while driving …

Can the State of Arizona subpoena my IP address from a third party provider without first seeking permission from a neutral judge or magistrate?

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On July 30, 2019, the Arizona Court of Appeals in State of Arizona v. Mixton, No. 2 CA-CR 2017-0217, held that obtaining an IP address and subscriber information through an administrative subpoena rather than obtaining a warrant based upon probable cause (some criminal activity) violates the right to be free from governmental interference in private affairs under article II, § …


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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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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is almost here. Many consider it the official start of summer, looking forward to sitting by the pool, floating down the salt river, enjoying a cold drink, or taking a long-needed vacation. However, Memorial Day means so much more. Memorial Day is a time to honor our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the …

2018 Cinco De Mayo Castillo Law Phoenix AZ

Instead of a Fiesta, Consider a Siesta!

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Today in America, Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday that commemorates Mexican culture and heritage. Some confuse Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day (which is September 16th), but actually it is the day that the outnumbered Mexican Army defeated the French military at Puebla de Los Angeles (currently known as Zaragoza after General Zaragoza who led them during …

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MCSO Offers Emergency Help at the Touch of a Button

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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

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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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Don’t “Press Your Luck” this St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the introduction of Christianity to Ireland by Saint Patrick. It is celebrated on the 17th of March every year, which commemorates the death of the Saint. St. Patrick’s Day was considered a religious holiday in Ireland as it occurs during the Christian season of Lent. Irish families would attend church in the morning and celebrate in …

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

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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 …