What you Need to Know About Disorderly Conduct in Arizona (A.R.S. §13-2904)

What is Disorderly Conduct in Arizona? Also known as "disturbing the peace," Disorderly Conduct in Arizona (A.R.S. §13-2904) is a general crime. It's often used by officers issuing a citation when they're not sure what else to cite. In other words, it's a "catch all"...

Arizona Domestic Violence: What You Need to Know If You’ve Been Charged With an A.R.S. §13-3601 Offense

Domestic violence charges in Arizona are no joke. The penalties for domestic violence offenses are stiff, even for first time offenses. To make matters worse, many people find themselves shocked to be charged with domestic violence becuase no one was actually hurt. So...

How to beat criminal speeding in Arizona A.R.S. §28-701.02

What is criminal speeding in Arizona? (Updated 2/24/17) When most people think of speeding, they think of civil traffic tickets. These are the vast majority of speeding tickets. Most people will get at a civil speeding ticket at least once in their lives. But...

What is admin per se in Arizona and how to challenge it?

What is admin per se in Arizona? Background: In order for implied consent law to make any sense, a little background is in order. Whether we like it or not, driving is a privilege—not a right—under Arizona law. This has significant legal consequences because it means...

How to fight a prior DUI in another state in Arizona.

What will a prior DUI in another state do to a subsequent Arizona DUI? If you have a prior DUI in another state within the last 7 years, no matter which state it’s from, it can affect what will happen to you in Arizona. Arizona law recognizes DUIs from...

What is shoplifting in Arizona and how do I fight shoplifting charges?

If you’ve been charged with shoplifting in Arizona, it’s important to have good counsel by your side and it also helps to be equipped with knowledge. First, I’ll explain the elements of an Arizona shoplifting charge. Second, I’ll discuss the potential consequences and...

Gilbert Municipal Court

Another east valley court close to home is the Gilbert Municipal Court. Also called Gilbert City Court (it's still officially a town), this court serves all of the Gilbert area with a few minor exceptions.  If you were arrested for a DUI or any other misdemeanor...

MESA MUNICIPAL COURT

The Mesa Municipal Court is close to home for us. Also known as Mesa City Court, this court serves all of the Mesa area. If you were arrested for a DUI or any other misdemeanor offense by a City of Mesa police officer, you’ll be sent here. Now, if you were arrested in...

How to beat criminal speeding in Arizona A.R.S. §28-701.02

What is criminal speeding in Arizona? (Updated 2/24/17) When most people think of speeding, they think of civil traffic tickets. These are the vast majority of speeding tickets. Most people will get at a civil speeding ticket at least once in their lives. But...

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What is admin per se in Arizona and how to challenge it?

What is admin per se in Arizona? Background: In order for implied consent law to make any sense, a little background is in order. Whether we like it or not, driving is a privilege—not a right—under Arizona law. This has significant legal consequences because it means...

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How to fight a prior DUI in another state in Arizona.

What will a prior DUI in another state do to a subsequent Arizona DUI? If you have a prior DUI in another state within the last 7 years, no matter which state it’s from, it can affect what will happen to you in Arizona. Arizona law recognizes DUIs from...

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Gilbert Municipal Court

Another east valley court close to home is the Gilbert Municipal Court. Also called Gilbert City Court (it's still officially a town), this court serves all of the Gilbert area with a few minor exceptions.  If you were arrested for a DUI or any other misdemeanor...

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MESA MUNICIPAL COURT

The Mesa Municipal Court is close to home for us. Also known as Mesa City Court, this court serves all of the Mesa area. If you were arrested for a DUI or any other misdemeanor offense by a City of Mesa police officer, you’ll be sent here. Now, if you were arrested in...

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How to beat a DUI in Arizona: ARS 28-1381 explained.

THE TOP 3 DUI DEFENSES IN ARIZONA How to beat a DUI case in Arizona: The top 3 defenses. If you were charged with DUI in Arizona, the first thing to do is take a deep breath. The second, hire good counsel to assist you. Third, equip yourself with knowledge. Fourth,...

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Membership in NCDD and Why It Matters

WHY IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE IMPORTANT? Attorney Mark Heath is a proud member of the National College for DUI Defense. The National College for DUI Defense was founded in 1995. It was created "educate, support and improve...

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Mark Heath Earned Highest Rating in AVVO

MARK HEATH EARNED HIGHEST 10 OUT OF 10 RATING This was a great year for attorney Mark Heath in AVVO. He was given the highest rating an attorney could get a Superb rating 10 out of 10. What is AVVO? AVVO is an online consumer oriented platform that helps potential...

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What are the Aggravated DUI penalties in Arizona?

THE POSSIBLE AGGRAVATED DUI PENALTIES IN ARIZONA: What are the penalties for aggravated DUI in Arizona? It's a scary question for someone charged with DUI, especially if the offense is a felony DUI or Aggravated DUI as it's called in Arizona. Aggravated DUI penalties...

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What are the Arizona DUI penalties for misdemeanors?

POSSIBLE PENALTIES FOR A FIRST TIME DUI CONVICTION IN ARIZONA: What are the penalties for a first time DUI in Arizona? What are the Arizona DUI penalties for misdemeanors? In other words, "What am I facing?" It's the most common question I get as a...

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Arizona DUI Presumptions: How They Affect You.

 What are DUI presumptions? In limited types of cases, juries are instructed on legal presumptions they should follow to determine the facts of a case. The most famous of these presumptions pop up in DUI cases. In Arizona, there are DUI presumptions that could protect...

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How to Restore Your Civil Rights in Arizona?

Generally, restoring your civil rights in Arizona is simple for first time offenders and not impossible for subsequent convictions. Restoring Civil Rights: If you're convicted of a felony, you will lose certain civil rights under the Arizona and...

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The Three Types of Misdemeanor DUI in Arizona?

The 3 major types of misdemeanor DUI in Arizona: One common question I get from clients is, "Why was I charged with two DUIs?" They're confused because they know it was just one incident so why are they facing multiple charges? To answer that, you need...

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How to Expunge or Set Aside a Conviction in Arizona

HOW TO SET ASIDE A CRIMINAL CONVICTION: If you've been convicted of a crime, it's time to get a fresh start. In Arizona, the way to get that done is a motion to set aside. Setting aside a conviction involves filing a motion that petitions the court to...

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How do I Get my Gun Rights Back in Arizona?

Gun Rights in Arizona: Gun ownership is ingrained in Arizona's collective culture and has a long history. The Arizona Constitution provides an individual right to bear arms. It reads: The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the State...

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Mark Heath Awarded Top 40 Under 40 Again for 2015

We're happy to announce that The National Trial Lawyers awarded Attorney Mark Heath as Top 40 Under 40 attorney for the second year in a row. Who are National Trial Lawyers? The National Trial Lawyers...is a professional organization composed of the...

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