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The Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

Car accidents happen all the time, wherever in the world you might be. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million people die in car crashes each year, while 20 to 50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries. While those who suffer injuries in a vehicular accident are generally considered to be more […]

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What Are Aggravated Felonies for Immigration?

Immigration Attorney Defines Aggravated Felonies If you are a non-citizen, it is vital that you understand how criminal charges can affect your rights. The immigration system is extremely complex and hard to understand. This is very apparent when it comes to how the government handles criminal convictions. One would think that there would be a […]

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Divorce in Arizona on rise due to Covid

Divorce rates are increasing across Arizona due to Covid Arizona has seen a marked impact of Covid on the divorce rate. There’s no question that the stress associated with the pandemic is driving more and more couples to revisit their matrimonial bonds. Unfortunately, as well, Covid 19 and the lockdowns have lead to an increase […]

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Free immigration lawyer consultations in Arizona

Our Immigration Lawyers Give Back: Do immigration attorneys offer free consultations in Phoenix?  The answer is yes! Our law firm has always offered a free consultation for any type of immigration case here in Arizona. I know that many attorneys do charge lots of money for consultations but we never have.  Here’s why. We believe […]

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How much does a lawyer charge for an assault case in AZ?

 How much money does an assault lawyer charge in Arizona?   For over 22 years our firm has handled many many thousands of assault cases in Arizona. We have represented clients in virtually every court in the state and we are happy to share some information about these cases. Know that if you would like […]

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What Happens to My Immigration Status after a Personal Injury Claim?

Any time law enforcement officials have to get involved in a situation can make immigrants who do not have documentation of lawful status nervous. Some immigrants will simply avoid these situations. That means that if they are in an accident, they may just flee the scene. If they are injured in an accident that was […]

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Motorcycle Accident Attorney Announces Discounted Rates

Motorcycle Attorneys-Discounted Rates People who live in Arizona have a number of motorcycle accident attorneys to choose from. Our group of motorcycle accident lawyers bring a unique set of skills and abilities that can make a huge difference to you. Here are some questions to ask if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident […]

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What To Know Before Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix

WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE YOU HIRE AN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN AZ There are many personal injury attorneys in Phoenix, so many that it seems that all the billboards are owned by one law firm or another. While firms are eager to advertise their name, it also is a fact that firms are not as clear […]

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Bond Hearings in Arizona – Everything You Need To Know

How fast can someone get a bond hearing? What is taken into consideration in a bond proceeding? Read this before you attend immigration court. Having a family member or loved one with immigration can be very emotional. Oftentimes families and friends are confused and worried as to what the next steps would be after a […]

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How My Law Firm Started

Every law firm has a day one, a starting point. Lawyers call this moment, “hanging your shingle.” The origin of this strange phrase isn’t quite as unusual as you would think. Back in the 1800’s it was not uncommon for lawyers to use shingles as signs. A lawyer who opened a law practice would paint […]

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How Fast Can I Get a Divorce in Arizona? And What Will it Cost?

Most people who are ready to file for divorce want the process to be over with as quickly as possible. The good news is that Arizona does have a fairly efficient process. The bad news is that divorce still usually takes a minimum of 90 to 120 days to be finalized. Divorce in Arizona – […]

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Arrested For A Domestic Violence Offense in Arizona? Read This Before You Go To Court

A discussion of ARS 13-3601 by domestic violence attorney, Nick Alcock The day after an arrest, you could be facing a bewildering set of emotions. Most people need some time to decompress and get some perspective so that they can best defend themselves. However, the legal system seems perfectly designed to prevent people from finding […]

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Disorderly Conduct Class 1 Misdemeanor in Arizona

One of the first experiences that you have in law school is quite scary. Before the first class, you are told to read certain decisions from the past. The cases that the professors select are all designed to confuse the new students. They are also all selected to prove the point that the law itself […]

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Why Can’t I Discharge Student Loan Debt In Bankruptcy…or Can I?

Student loans and the bankruptcy discharge share a long and complicated history.  A discharge of student loan in bankruptcy has been available since the advent of the first federally-backed loan program for students in 1958.  However, the burden a bankruptcy debtor faces in discharging student loan debt has fluctuated from non-existent to extreme over the […]

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Judgments For Credit Card Debt In Arizona

Lawsuit and Judgment Your doorbell rings and you open the door to find a stranger with a handful of papers standing in front of you.  Next you hear the chilling words “you’ve been served”.  Nobody likes being served with a lawsuit.  It’s perfectly normal to feel panicked and worried.  If you had stopped making payments […]

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Can I Discharge Income Taxes In Bankruptcy?

It is possible to discharge income tax obligations in bankruptcy; however, taxes must meet certain requirements to be dischargeable.  Taxes that fail to meet such requirements fall within the Bankruptcy Code’s exception to discharge, found in 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(1).  While discharging income taxes can be complicated, there are three basic rules that apply: Three […]

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Deadly Force Law Changes in California

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona  I’m always amazed to see the difference between the law in Arizona and California.  I simply cant imagine the governor of Arizona signing into law a similar law that went into effect in California.  In CA, governor Newsom recently signed an extremely restrictive bill which limits police use […]

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Don’t Talk

The Constitution protects people from being forced to talk.  It’s that simple. The fact that you say you want to speak with an attorney cannot be used against you. So if you are confronted by the police and they ask to speak with you, you can always simply state that you want to speak with […]

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Legal Decision Making

Legal Decision Making

Navigating Custody in Arizona Custody in Arizona can be complex. It’s not as simple as which parent gets the kids. Child custody in Arizona is made up of two parts: legal decision-making authority and parenting time. In this blog post, I want to talk about what legal decision-making authority means and how parenting times works […]

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Miranda Rights

Miranda Rights

Miranda rights are one of the most important aspects of any criminal case. Under certain circumstances, if the police do not read you your rights prior to interrogation, any statement you make can be kept out of court (suppressed) – including a confession. Many clients believe their statements will automatically be suppressed if the police […]

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Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation

A lot of family law clients come to me feeling discouraged about their relationship with their kids. They feel their kids have been turned against them by the other parent. They feel like their individual relationship with their kids is being undermined. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this situation a lot at the firm, especially when it […]

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Dangerous Crimes in Arizona

DANGEROUS CRIMES IN ARIZONA BY ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK There are several types of crimes in Arizona that are grouped by classification. Some are considered domestic violence offenses or dangerous crimes against children. Some of the most serious offenses in Arizona are called dangerous offenses. If you have been charged with a dangerous offense, you have […]

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Domestic Violence - Order of Protection

Order of Protection

Order of Protection Attorney In Arizona We are focused on helping people who have suffered domestic violence. Our firm is committed to do whatever it takes to protect our clients. If you have been a victim of domestic violence within the past year, or believe you are in imminent danger of domestic violence, we can […]

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ICE Chief Counsel Forged A Document And A Good Person Was Deported: By Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock

“A former federal immigration attorney who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.” Some people have said that people should not be entitled to legal representation in removal proceedings. I think you all know that many of those people now occupy […]

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The Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Everyone knows that we live in a litigious society these days. Not a minute goes by that a legal case is not being filed in a courtroom somewhere in the United States. Personal injury cases are among the more common lawsuits being filed by one person against another, and the amount of money that can […]

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Immigrant’s Rights

Immigrant’s Rights

Taking your first steps towards gaining U.S citizenship can seem like a monumental undertaking. There is much to do and learn and, if you are at the beginning of your journey, you may not even be sure of where to begin. The purpose of this article is to discuss the fundamentals of Immigrant’s Rights, as […]

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FILING BANKRUPTCY WITHOUT YOUR SPOUSE IN ARIZONA

Spouses typically apply for loans and credit cards jointly, in both of their names. This makes each of them contractually liable for the debt. But occasionally debt is taken out in only one spouse’s name during marriage. In these situations, the spouse named on the debt is contractually liable for the debt, and the other […]

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Leandro Barrientos

Mr. Barrientos handles all aspects of immigration cases for the clients at Alcock & Associates, P.C.  He has extensive experience representing immigration clients who are in Cancellation of Removal Proceedings.  This representation includes bond hearings, master calendar hearings, and individual merits hearings in Arizona.

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Do I Need to File Bankruptcy due to COVID-19?

If you’re worried about debts piling up, and questioning whether you may need to file bankruptcy, you are not alone.  The Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted the lives of many Arizona residents.  Here are some signs that the current economic downturn is pushing you towards bankruptcy: Your credit cards are maxed out at their current […]

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Colton Woodruff

Mr. Woodruff handles all aspects of immigration cases for the clients at Alcock & Associates, P.C.  He has extensive experience representing immigration clients who are in Cancellation of Removal Proceedings.  This representation includes bond hearings, master calendar hearings, and individual merits hearings in Arizona.

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What are Bankruptcy Exemptions?

Upon filing a petition for bankruptcy relief, nearly all property owned by the debtor becomes property of the bankruptcy estate.  Exemption laws, however, carve out protections for certain property.  There are exemption laws in each state, as well as federal bankruptcy exemptions.  These laws allow debtors to retain exempt property while still receiving a discharge […]

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Understanding Your Arizona Extreme DUI Case

In the state of Arizona, there are many different consequences if you are convicted of DUI.  A DUI charge is not straightforward, there are many different types of DUI depending on factors such as blood alcohol level.  Every year Arizona has a huge number of DUI cases and they have tightened penalties to try to […]

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Injured in a Rideshare in Arizona?  Now What?!  Hire an Attorney!

In today’s modern world, most people have used a rideshare app or service such as Uber or Left at some point.  And, for many people, it is used daily.  While it is convenient to take advantage of rideshare apps and services, it does not reduce your risk of being involved in a car accident.  If […]

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8 Types of Arizona Immigration Cases Alcock Law Represents

Immigration cases are incredibly prevalent in Arizona.  At Alcock & Associates, we are proud to be Arizona’s premiere immigration attorneys and have successfully represented thousands of clients.  We know that immigration cases can be exceptionally frightening, stressful and confusing.  We are here to help you understand your case, help you navigate the Arizona immigration system, […]

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Arizona DUI Arrest – What Happens if Your License is Suspended?

If you have been arrested for DUI in Arizona, you may be facing a variety of penalties.  What penalties you face will be dependent on different factors such as what your blood alcohol level registered as or what the results of a breathalyzer were.  Additionally, did you violate any other traffic/moving laws while driving under […]

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What Does it Mean That There is No Fee in Your Personal Injury Case Unless We Recover for You?

It is the unfortunate reality that people are injured by no fault of their own every day.  If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or fault, you should not have to suffer in silence, foot all of your own bills, or experience lost wages because you cannot work as a […]

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What is the Difference Between Drug Possession and Drug Transportation & Sale?

Arizona law enforcement takes drug possession and drug transportation and sale very seriously.  Drugs flow rapidly over the border into Arizona so Arizona law is particularly harsh on drug transportation and sale which is why it is important to understand the difference between drug possession and drug transportation and sale.  If you are arrested and […]

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What to Expect From Your Arizona Attorney Free Consultation

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime of any kind it is always a good idea to hire an attorney.  So often we hear people say that they cannot afford an attorney or they just don’t think their case is serious enough for an attorney – they assume they can handle a […]

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Should You Request an Independent Blood Test for Your Arizona DUI Arrest?

When you have been arrested for DUI there are a few ways in which the police may choose to test your blood alcohol level.  There is a breathalyzer test, urine test, or a blood alcohol test.  The police can conduct any of these tests to determine whether or not you should be charged with DUI […]

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Phoenix Attorney Nick Alcock Discusses: Employee at Phoenix migrant children’s shelter charged with sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl

By Phoenix Attorney Nick Alcock Much has been discussed about the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border.  But as an immigration attorney, I know that the detention facilities and shelters are not 100% safe for the migrant population.  We have had many clients assaulted or otherwise harmed while in detention facilities.  Obviously […]

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DUI attorney discusses THC DUIs

With the legalization of marijuana slowly taking shape across America, authorities are actively attempting to develop comprehensive policies to deal with drug DUI cases that involve THC.  THC is the active intoxicant found in marijuana.  Unlike alcohol, there isn’t a standardized test that law enforcement uses to determine if the driver is over the “legal […]

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Arrested for Marijuana Possession – Will I Go to Court?

When it comes to marijuana possession, every state has different laws.  In some states it is completely decriminalized which means you can possess marijuana legally – with or without a medical marijuana card.  But, in the state of Arizona it is still a felony, even if you only have a small amount, unless you have […]

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Understanding Your Arizona Extreme DUI Case

In the state of Arizona, there are many different consequences if you are convicted of DUI.  A DUI charge is not straightforward, there are many different types of DUI depending on factors such as blood alcohol level.  Every year Arizona has a huge number of DUI cases and they have tightened penalties to try to […]

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We Offer Innovative Immigration Solutions

Most people think of hiring an immigration attorney as a black or white proposition.  At our immigration law firm, we pride ourselves in thinking outside the box.  We look for innovative solutions to meet our clients needs.  But what does that mean? People oftentimes come to the office thinking that they are eligible for one […]

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Why It Is Important to You That Our AVVO Rating is Excellent

If you are looking for a criminal defense, DUI, auto injury, or immigration attorney you will quickly realize that there are many from which to choose.  How do you know which is best, who has experience actually winning cases, and who will give you the best legal representation possible?  One way to know your attorney […]

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3 Advantages of Hiring Alcock and Associates for Your Immigration Case

There are many different types of immigration cases that Arizona individuals face every day.  As Arizona attorneys with extensive experience in immigration law, we have a successful history of winning cases and helping our clients get their immigration needs met.  It can be incredibly confusing to understand immigration law for individuals, let alone legal professionals […]

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Know Your Rights: When Is It Legal for Police to Frisk?

Any time you are detained by police it can be a very frightening and intimidating time.  Police will often ask or command you to do certain things but it can be confusing to know what your rights are and whether or not you actually have to do everything that they are saying.  One thing many […]

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Understanding Your Arizona Forgery Case

When you think of forgery you might immediately think of checks but a forgery charge in Arizona encompasses more than just forged checks.  While check forgery is the most common type of forgery, any document that has falsified or altered information for the purpose of deceiving others is considered forgery.  This means that a fake […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Weapons Charge in Arizona

In the state of Arizona, there are many ways that you can legally carry a firearm.  But, there are also many ways that you can be charged with misconduct involving weapons.  Many people assume that a weapons charge just involves someone that does not have a permit to carry a gun, or someone that discharges […]

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How to Pursue a Wrongful Death Case in Arizona

What is “Wrongful Death”? If you or a loved one has experienced a loss as the result of negligence, you may be frustrated, heartbroken, and wondering what options you have.  Unfortunately, death is not always an “act of God” or just “someone’s time to go.”  If someone has been negligent and it resulted in the […]

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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with Probation Violation

What is Probation Violation? If you have been convicted of a crime and are on probation, the last thing you want is to wind up back in court.  Unfortunately, probation violations are common and can arise from a variety of technical violations.  When sentenced, your probation will have a predetermined length and if, at any […]

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Getting a bond in a deportation case in Arizona

Deportation and Removal in Arizona Lots of people ask us about how the law works for deportation bond hearings in immigration cases.  If you or a loved one are facing deportation and have been taken into custody here are some basic concepts for you to know. Deportation is known as “removal.”  Anyone who is in […]

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6 Reasons to Hire Alcock Law for Your Arizona DUI

If you have been arrested for an Arizona DUI you need to hire an attorney to fight for your rights and interests in your case.  Driving while under the influence is never a good idea but mistakes are often made – not just on behalf of the driver but on the behalf of law enforcement.  […]

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Understanding the 6 Types of Criminal Damage

In the state of Arizona, there are many different criminal charges you can face and what the penalties for those charges are can be even more confusing.  If you have been arrested and charged with criminal damage it is not necessarily straightforward – you can be found guilty of criminal damage even if you engage […]

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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys – 7 Advantages That Set Us Apart

Any time you are charged with a crime it is serious and you should seek representation from an attorney as soon as possible.  The criminal court system is complicated, confusing, and scary for many people but an experienced attorney can help you navigate the unknown.  Whether your offense seems minor or very serious, whether you […]

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5 Things That Will Happen If You Are Arrested for Arizona DUI

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, you may be wondering what is going to happen to you next.  At Alcock Law, we are here to tell you that if you have been arrested you will go to court for criminal charges so you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney […]

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4 Goals for Your Arizona Auto Accident Personal Injury Case

Auto accidents happen every minute of every day all over the country.  Some are minor fender benders and some are major accidents that result in death.  At Alcock Law, our personal injury attorneys care about you and know how to represent you to get what you deserve after an auto accident.  Car accidents happen for […]

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5 Factors to Consider in an Arizona Sex Offense Criminal Case

Sex offenses are taken very seriously in any state and that includes Arizona.  If you are facing possible sex offense charges, or have already been charged, it is imperative that you hire an experienced attorney.  Police and prosecutors may use scare tactics, psychological tricks and guilt to try to obtain a “confession” so having an […]

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As Your Arizona Automobile Accident Attorney We Prioritize Your Rights

Auto accidents happen at an alarming rate all across the country.  The Association for Safe International Road Travel notes that, in the United States alone, “Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year. An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 […]

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What Happens in Weapons Charges Cases

The right to carry arms is a right that is legally protected under federal law but that does not mean that you cannot be accused of weapons charges or have your right to carry weapons revoked.  Misconduct involving weapons is a wide umbrella charge and that means that a person can be charged with it for […]

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I Just Got a DUI – Am I Going to Jail?

Whether it is your first DUI charge or you have gotten more than one, you are probably wondering if you are going to have to serve jail time.  While driving under the influence is always a bad idea, there are often mistakes made or wrongful DUIs so the possibility of jail time can be very […]

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Understanding Burglary Charge in Arizona

When it comes to burglary charges in Arizona, there are three types.  While a simple burglary charge does not hold significant penalties, there are certain factors that can influence your burglary charges and make them more serious which means they carry more significant penalties.  It is important to understand what factors can influence your burglary […]

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6 Reasons to Hire an Arizona DUI Attorney

Have you recently been arrested for a DUI in the state of Arizona?  If so, one of the best things you can do for your DUI case is to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. If you can, hire a DUI attorney before you answer a single question because there are many factors […]

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What is a Criminal Damage Charge in Arizona?

There are many Arizona laws that seem pretty straightforward.  For example, pretty much everyone knows what they have done if they get charged with DUI.  People probably understand why they are being charged with a drug violation.  But what exactly constitutes criminal damage in Arizona and what are the penalties associated with such a charge? […]

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Arizona Attorneys with a Mission

Serving the needs and vigorously representing the interest of local residents is something Alcock & Associates, an Arizona legal practice, is very proud to do exceptionally well.  It is incredibly frustrating and disappointing to speak with customers who have had negative experiences consulting with other attorneys.  We often hear stories about poor treatment or exorbitantly […]

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Alcock and Associates Charitable Work – Arizona Attorneys Who Care

Alcock Law, an Arizona legal practice, is proud to participate in charitable work on regular basis.  While our ‘day job’ may be assisting clients with their legal needs, partnering with various charitable organizations is simply a part of our DNA as a legal practice.  We believe that giving back to our community is incredibly important […]

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Understanding Arizona Attorney Fees

Anyone that is in need of legal representation would love to hire the best and most experienced lawyer.  But, many people are hesitant to hire an attorney because they fear they will not be able to afford the fees.  And, while this may be true of some Arizona attorneys, it is not true for all.  […]

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Why You Should Hire Arizona Attorneys Alcock Law By the Numbers

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.  If you are facing deportation or need assistance with your immigration case, you need a knowledgeable immigration lawyer.  If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you need an excellent personal injury attorney.  […]

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DACA – What to Know & Obtaining Legal Representation

DACA aka Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA is a program introduced under President Obama, has recently become a hot topic in the news.  Under President Trump’s new administration, he has promised to be tough on immigration but has also said he has a “soft spot” for DACA cardholders.  DACA was introduced to protect illegal […]

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Juvenile Crime: What to Know if Your Child Has Been Arrested

No parent wants to learn that their child has been arrested.  But, unfortunately, it happens every day.  If your child has been arrested for a juvenile crime, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney right away.  When a parent hears that their child has been arrested they immediately experience a wide array of […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident

Have you recently experienced an accident that has left you injured?  Regardless of the complexity or severity of your injury, you are may be feeling overwhelmed, in pain, and confused about the next step that you need to take.  If you are being treated for your injury by a doctor you know that there will […]

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DUI Traffic Stop – What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over

Under no circumstance do we advise that you drink and drive, but, if you are ever pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), it is important to know your rights.  By knowing your rights you can choose the appropriate actions to protect yourself.  It can be terrifying to be pulled over by […]

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“I’ve Been Arrested for Theft – What Now?”

So you have been charged with theft – what now? “What now” is often the first thought of anyone charged with a crime.  If you have been arrest and charged with theft, you are either charged with misdemeanor theft or felony theft.  What elevates it to a felony is the value of what has been stolen.  […]

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When to Submit a Personal Injury Claim After a Car Accident

If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you know that even minor accidents can leave you with big pain.  Even if you do not experience immediate symptoms of injury, they may show up after the fact.  So, if you have recently been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, […]

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What is “Bad Faith Insurance”?

Have you submitted a legitimate claim to your insurance company, only to have it denied?  Are you left scratching your head, frustrated, wondering why they denied your legitimate claim and what you should do next? If so, you may have been the victim of bad faith insurance.  When you submit an insurance claim to your […]

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Should You Submit a Personal Injury Claim After a Dog Bite?

Nobody ever thinks they will be the victim of a dog bite but, unfortunately, they occur more often than most realize.  The American Veterinary Medical Association provides these startling statistics, “Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.  […]

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3 Things to Know About Obtaining a U-Visa

For immigrants that have temporary status or are illegally in the country, fear of deportation is likely a significant concern.  There are many different types of visas for foreign citizens and the path to remaining in the United States will be different for everyone.  For immigrants that have been the victim of a crime, they […]

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3 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer Immediately After Drug Arrest

When you find yourself under arrest for a drug charge, it is often frightening and confusing.  Many people do not know what they can or should say to police officers or what their rights are in general.  According to the Washington Post, someone is arrested every 25 seconds for drug use.  That startling statistic means […]

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What to Do (and What Not to Do) If You Are Arrested for Shoplifting

1 in 11 Americans have shoplifted at some point and, according to New York Magazine, 1 in 48 get caught.  Of those 1 in 48 that are caught, about 50% of them get turned into the police.  If you are like so many Americans and have been arrested for shoplifting, you need to know what […]

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Boating Injuries – When Fun Turns to Danger

Boating can be exciting, fun, relaxing, peaceful and many other things.  But, practicing boat safety is always important – no matter what kind of boat you are on or what your plans are for while you are on the water.  Unfortunately, boating accidents happen all the time and often someone suffers a boat injury as a […]

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What Exactly Is Felony Aggravated DUI

Driving under the influence is never a good idea and can result in injury or death.  If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to obtain an attorney for assistance with your case.  There are many different types of DUI and understanding the legal implications of your specific case can be difficult.  It […]

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Get Help From An Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle drivers can operate with the best safety practices and, unfortunately, they are still far more likely to be involved in an accident than other vehicles on the road.  The trouble is, if a motorcycle accident occurs, they are also more likely to suffer an injury or death since they do not have a vehicle […]

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What To Do If You Have Been Arrested for Assault

No one plans on being arrested for assault but, unfortunately, things happen and assault arrests get made on daily basis.  There are a variety of different assault charges in Arizona, both misdemeanor and felony.  Because each arrest could result in a variety of sentences and consequences including probation, fines and jail time, it is important […]

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Injured in a Trucking Accident? We Will Fight For Your Rights!

A trucking accident is frightening for many reasons.  These large commercial vehicles are significantly larger and weigh quite a bit more than the average passenger vehicle on the road.  Additionally, it takes much more distance for a commercial truck to stop than a passenger vehicle.  And, if a truck hits a passenger vehicle, it almost always […]

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What You Need to Know About Applying for the I-601A Waiver

Immigration law is incredibly complicated and, in the current political climate, very tricky to navigate.  There are many different avenues to legal immigration status depending on each individual’s unique circumstances.  Certain individuals may be inadmissible for immigration for some reasons that could ultimately be waived if approved.  The waiver, known as the I-601A Waiver, has […]

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Charged with Disorderly Conduct – What Next

What Exactly Is “Disorderly Conduct”? Have you been charged with disorderly conduct or “disturbing the peace”?  If so, you may be wondering what the best way is to fight the charges, how to proceed, and what potential penalties are.  Additionally, many people feel that they were not actually being disorderly and that they have been […]

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Deportation – How to Handle Cancellation of Removal Case

How to Get a Cancellation of Removal There are few things more stressful for an immigrant that facing deportation proceedings and potential removal.  Cancellation of removal is not simple or straightforward and it is highly recommended that you hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist you in deportation proceedings.  U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services describe […]

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DUI Conviction – What it Means for Your Driver’s License

Will You Be Able to Drive After a DUI? Being convicted of DUI in Arizona can come with a variety of consequences depending on the specific charges and type of conviction.  Depending on things like your blood alcohol content or previous DUI/DWI charges, you will either be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony and […]

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Attorney Nick Alcock celebrates years serving the community!

How time flies!  Years ago Phoenix attorney Nick Alcock started his law practice with no employees and no associates.  Now, 20 years after receiving his license to practice law, Alcock & Associates, P.C. has grown to more than 60 employees with two locations.  Nick is proud to have represented many thousands of clients with criminal […]

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DUI ATTORNEY IN PHOENIX: HOW ACCURATE IS BREATH TESTING ANYWAY?

DUI Attorney in Phoenix: How accurate is breath testing anyway? Posted by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock In Arizona, many people who are arrested for DUI offenses are asked to blow into an Intoxilyzer machine. It doesn’t seem necessary to point out that a person’s breath is different from a person’s blood. Obviously, then, this machine […]

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Attorney Gabe Hassen wins another case for the firm!

Thanks to attorney Gabe Hassen for another great result.  Our attorney recently won a misdemeanor assault case and got to share the news with the firm upon his return to the office.  Great job Gabe! Our attorneys are proud of you!!!

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Alcock and Associates welcomes attorney Ravindar Arora

The Law offices of Alcock & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce the hiring of attorney Ravindar Arora.  We look forward to working with Mr. Arora as he helps us grow our immigration department.  With his years of experience and compassionate personality, we know he will be a tremendous asset to our clients and associates. […]

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Applaud the Closing of Tent City

Recently, Sheriff Penzone announced the closure of Joe Arpaio’s infamous tent city jail.  He also announced the end to the pink underwear concept.  This is a good development and I’ll tell you why. I know that it’s easy to think that “criminals” should be punished.  There’s no question that some people, especially some younger people, […]

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Attorneys Joy Riddle/Stephen Johnson Win Felony Jury Trial

Congrats to Joy and Stephen on their outstanding win on their aggravated assault felony trial.  The pair worked very hard and got their not guilty through hard work and persistence. Everyone at the firm is excited and proud of them!

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Criminal Defense Case Continues

As a criminal defense attorney, it’s odd to see the case against former sheriff Joe Arpaio continue with him as a civilian.  Here’s an interesting post that discusses how the county attorneys office is helping offset what must be gigantic legal fees for his federal contempt of court case.. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/joe-arpaios-criminal-defense-assisted-by-taxpayers-thanks-to-countyn-attorney-bill-montgomery-9227251

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Attorney Mike Lee Wins Felony Trial

Congratulations to Alcock & Associates criminal defense attorney Mike Lee who just won a felony burglary trial in Phoenix. It was a monumental task and he pulled it off with style. After deliberating for only a brief period of time, the jury panel came back with the verdict of NOT GUILTY!!

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What You Need to Know About Arizona DUI Laws & Penalties

Though no one should ever drive under the influence, people do make mistakes from time to time.  If you have been pulled over for DUI, it is important to know your rights under Arizona’s DUI laws and penalties.  It is your right to respectfully and politely refuse a field sobriety test.  You may still be […]

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Alcock law is Brand New!

Thanks for everyone for all of your help!

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Pilot Dies During Flight

Worst case scenario happened where a pilot died during a passenger flight in the United States. An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston never made it as the flight was sent to New York.   Unfortunately, the pilot became ill and later died at the hospital. Our condolences go out to the pilots family. 

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Suspect in freeway shooting case had methamphetamines 

The freeway shooting cases continue to get stranger and more complicated.  How many copycats were out there.  police that people were following him, according to court documents released Monday. Christopher Joel Hoffman, 36, likely is not the perpetrator of the string of freeway shooting cases, but he did allegedly pull alongside another vehicle and shoot […]

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Alcock and Associates Welcomes Attorney Benjamin Padgett

The attorneys at Alcock & Associates, P.C. are happy to have the latest addition to their team, counselor Benjamin Padgett. Mr. Padgett brings a wealth of talents and skills to the City of Phoenix Municipal court. He will be assisting our clients who have a variety of Misdemeanor DUI, domestic violence, assault, shoplifting and other […]

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Our Criminal Defense Attorney Joy Riddle Wins and Wins

Congratulations to our criminal defense attorney Joy Riddle.  She is coming off a string of significant wins for the firm.  With two recent jury verdicts of not guilty and a dismissed sexual conduct with a minor case, she seems to be on a roll.  The not guilty verdicts were insignificant felony charges.  The first was […]

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Obama speaks at Dallas Police Memorial and Calls for Change

Obama spoke at a memorial this morning for the five Dallas Police Officers who were gunned down last week during a protest against police brutality. During his speech, Obama honored the fallen men and their fellow officers for their efforts in protecting the people in their community during the protest. According to CNN reports, Obama […]

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A String of Serial Shootings adds a Seventh Victim in the Phoenix Area

The Phoenix Police Department connects a seventh homicide to one common serial shooter still on the loose. Krystal Annette White, who was 55 years of age, was found dead on April 19 on the east side of downtown Phoenix and is said to be a victim at the hands of this serial shooter. Out of […]

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National Holiday Celebration in Nice, France results in Tragic Events

In the city of Nice, France, 60 people are dead and 100 are left injured after a truck powered through a crowd of people enjoying the festivities for Bastille Day. The Washington Times reports that the man responsible was shot during a gunfight but a second shooter escaped from the scene. There were also attacks […]

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Attorney Cody Fullmer Wins 42B Cancellation of Removal Cases

Congrats are due to Alcock & Associates attorney Cody Fullmer.  Mr. Fullmer recently has successfully handed a wide range of cancellation of removal (deportation) cases for the firm.  His skill and expertise has allowed many clients to stay in the United States with their families.  Great job!!

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Attorney Elizabeth Maupin Wins Criminal Case

The firm would like to thank attorney Elizabeth Maupin for her hard work on a criminal case in Glendale Municipal Court.  After months of hard work the criminal charges against our client were dismissed.  It was paramount for our client to maintain a clear criminal history, and with the dismissal, he can now breathe a […]

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Immigration attorney Jessica Zink wins a cancellation of removal case

While we know that the political situation is now more fragile than ever, it is still possible to get a great result in immigration courts.  Our immigration attorney Jessica Zink just won a contested cancellation of removal case.  She worked for years on the case and we are proud of her and the result she […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN ARIZONA

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock talks about what to consider when choosing a criminal defense attorney If you have been accused of a crime in Arizona, whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, most likely you have already begun your search for a criminal defense attorney to represent you in your case. Your top priority is […]

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DUI DRUG CASES ON THE RISE IN ARIZONA

By DUI Lawyers DUI drug cases in Arizona are on the rise. The Arizona Republic is reporting that officers are seeing an increase in drug related DUI cases. Phoenix DUI lawyersare noticing the same trend. However, my guess is that the real reason why drug cases are on the rise is due to the fact […]

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DUI ATTORNEY: HALLOWEEN TASK FORCES IN ARIZONA ON THE WAY

Phoenix DUI attorney Nick Alcock explains what to look out for this upcoming holiday season. Be careful because the police are out in force and they are looking to pull anyone over who has exhibited even the slightest evidence of impaired driving. Police will be pulling people over for equipment violations and ticky-tack civil traffic […]

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PROBATION VIOLATION ATTORNEY IN ARIZONA

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses what can lead to a probation violation It is often the case that when someone is convicted of a crime, rather than sentence you to a jail sentence the judge will instead put you on probation, which is essentially the suspension of a jail sentence. If this is the case, consider […]

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SIX ARRESTED IN PHOENIX FOR ANTI-SHERIFF JOE ROADBLOCK

Six Arrested at Roadblock in Phoenix Demonstrating Against Arizona’s Immigration Policies Six Arrested at Anti Sherrif Joe Roadblock ProtestImmigration lawyers and advocates are confounded as Phoenix police arrested six protesters at a rally against Maricopa County Sherrif Joe Arpaio’s immigration stance. Among the six arrested were high school and college students local to the Phoenix […]

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PROVING MURDER WITHOUT JHESSYE SCHOCKLEY A CHALLENGE

The Arizona Republic is reporting that the police belive that five year old Jhessye Schockley was likely killed by her mother. They then suppose that the young girl’s body was thrown in the trash. This case raises some interesting problems for the authorities and it also explains why they charged the mother with crimes but […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK DISCUSSES THE LATEST CASE FROM THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RHOADES V. REINKE 11/16/11

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock takes exception to a recent 9th circuit ruling involving the death penalty. The latest decision from the court directly affects a criminal defense attorneys ability to file motions and defend clients. This criminal case involves a defendant who was executed in Idaho. Before the defendant was in fact executed, his […]

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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY WARNS HOLIDAY DRIVERS IN ARIZONA

Personal Injury Attorney Nick Alcock warns holiday motorists of the perils of holiday traffic. Car accident lawyer Nick Alcock states, “We see a huge jump in accident cases around December. It seems that drivers in the Phoenix Metro area get distracted and lose their focus. There are many more rear end impacts and drivers failing […]

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MESA BABY FOUND IN LOCKED TRUCK, FATHER ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE

A man was arrested in Mesa this past weekend and was booked into county jail on charges of child abuse. Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a 5-month-old baby girl crying and sweating in her car seat inside a locked Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The infant’s father, 28-year-old David Seimon, intentionally left her in a hot […]

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ANOTHER PHOENIX INMATE DIES IN MCSO CUSTODY

Just one week ago the family of 44-year-old Ernesto “Marty” Atencio filed a $20 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Phoenix, the Sheriff’s Office and the county agency responsible for administering jail health care. Yesterday, yet another inmate inexplicably died behind bars at the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix following […]

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PEORIA MAN IS MURDER SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED BOAT THEFT

Peoria police booked an El Mirage man on suspicion of second-degree murder following a bizarre drowning incident Saturday near Lake Pleasant, a department spokesman said. Police originally reported that 20-year-old Eduardo Mercado tried to save his friend, 21-year-old Rueben Diaz, after they and a third suspect stole two paddleboats at a pond maintained by the […]

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PHOENIX MAN ROBBED, STABBED 10 TIMES WHILE PUMPING GAS

Police say a 55-year-old man remains in serious condition after being stabbed multiple times during a struggle with two men while pumping gas at a Circle K in south Phoenix early Tuesday morning. The man was fueling his vehicle before heading to work at 699 E. Buckeye Rd. when the two men demanded his wallet, […]

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$20M CLAIM ALLEGES EXCESSIVE FORCE IN ARIZONA INMATE’S DEATH

Posted by Phoenix Homicide Attorney Nick Alcock: The family of the man who died in December following an altercation with police and detention officers in a Maricopa County Jail has filed a $20 million notice of claim against the City of Phoenix, the Sheriff’s Office and the county agency responsible for health care in the […]

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ARIZONA METAL THEFT CRIMES DRAW POLICE ATTENTION ACROSS VALLEY

Posted by Phoenix Theft Crimes Attorney Nick Alcock: There is a criminal epidemic currently sweeping the Valley and police are not taking it lightly. Metal thieves in the greater Phoenix area are swiping copper pipes, copper wiring, air conditioning units, backflow valves, or anything else with scrap value. These crimes are leaving victims with thousands […]

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CHANDLER JUDGE PUBLICLY CENSURED FOR MISCONDUCT

The Arizona Supreme Court has publicly censured a Chandler Municipal Court pro tem judge for misconduct in office. The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct said Monday that Judge Caryl Parker had conducted improper ex parte communications. The Commission claims Parker spoke privately about a dispute with one party without the other party present. The judge […]

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MENTALLY DISABLED 22-YEAR-OLD PHOENIX MAN ABUSED TO DEATH BY SISTER

Posted by Phoenix Homicide Attorney Nick Alcock: Phoenix police have arrested a woman and her husband for abusing her brother to death while under their care. According to Phoenix police Officer James Holmes, the suspects have since been identified as 27-year-old Carlena Molina Pinkerton and 31-year-old Joshua Edward Pinkerton. The victim, 22-year-old James Roy Moore, […]

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ARIZONA PRISONS STRUGGLE MIGHTILY WITH DRUG INFILTRATION

Posted by Phoenix Drug Crimes Attorney Nick Alcock: Arizona is looking more and more like the Mexican drug cartels’ gateway to the American southwest. The presence of illegal drugs inside what are supposed to be the most secure buildings in the state has led to the deaths of at least seven inmates from overdoses, all […]

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CALIFORNIA ENACTS OWN VERSION OF DREAM ACT

Posted by: Arizona Immigration Lawyers and Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Many thanks to our immigration intern, Joshua Morris, for his hard work and research on this recently enacted law and its impact on immigration reform on a state and nation-wide level. California Dream Act California Assembly Bill No. 130 (“AB 130”) was approved Monday, […]

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ARIZONA CRIMINAL LAWYERS: ALISHA SMITH AG BLOG 602-989-5000

Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick ALcock discusses New York State Assistant Attorney General Alisha Smith who has been suspended for allegedly engaging in fetish activities after hours. Attorney Alcock points out that isn’t it typical that the media loves a story about S&M, but largely ignored the fact that Ms. Smith helped secure a $5 […]

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PHOENIX INJURY ATTORNEY JILL HASTINGS ‑ INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT?

Jill Hastings: Hi, I’m Phoenix personal injury attorney Jill Hastings. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, and you’ve got questions but can’t find answers, call 602‑989‑5000. When you call our firm, you can schedule a free consultation over the phone with an attorney. We’ll take the time to answer any questions that you […]

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NICK ALCOCK EXPLAINS HOW CASES IN SUPERIOR COURT ARE HANDLED

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys   Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock believes that a little bit of knowledge can help reduce a lot of stress when it comes to criminal charges. Facing felony charges in Superior Court can be frustrating and very confusing. Long lines, long wait times and few answers seem to […]

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NICK ALCOCK: THE ROLE MENTAL HEALTH PLAYS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Posted by: Criminal Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock has represented thousands of people charged with criminal offenses throughout Arizona. He says, “One constant issue is the mental health of my clients. I have seen virtually every psychiatric condition, and I have seen how the criminal system struggles with their treatment. […]

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A GREAT ARGUMENT AGAINST HGN–KNOWN AS THE “PEN TEST”

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona DUI Attorneys DUI lawyers have to contend with all manner of scientific evidence when defending drunk-driving cases. Juries hear from experts that the field sobriety tests the police conduct are valid and accepted. Except upon close examination, most of the field sobriety DUI tests have an accuracy rate only slightly better […]

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PHOENIX ACCIDENT ATTORNEY DISCUSSES GIVING RECORDED STATEMENTS

Phoenix Accident Attorney Nick Alcock has some concrete advice for those about to give a recorded statement to an insurance company. Recorded statements are usually telephone interviews conducted by the insurance company after a car crash. Insurance adjusters look to see if there are any issues in the crash that can allow them to deny […]

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PHOENIX CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM OFFERS FREE POLICE REPORT ANALYSIS

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers Phoenix criminal defense law firm Alcock & Associates announces a free service to the public. For anyone charged with a crime in Arizona, the firm will review police reports and assess the strength of the government’s case. This service is available to anyone. Criminal defense lawyer Nick Alcock […]

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NICK ALCOCK COMMENTS ON PLEA OFFER POLICIES IN MARICOPA

Posted by: Criminal Defense Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Criminal Defense lawyer Nick Alcock knows that getting a lenient plea offer from the Maricopa County Attorneys Office is no easy task. Over the years, plea offers have gotten more and more strict. Problem is, people get quite confused about how plea offers are made and […]

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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER DISCUSSES HOW TO PROTECT YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM

Phoenix personal injury lawyer Nick Alcock has one piece of advice for those filing an insurance claim. Document everything. “I can’t tell you how many people come to my office months after an auto accident with no records whatsoever. It is very troubling because good people wind up getting shortchanged when it comes time to […]

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CHANDLER KARATE INSTRUCTOR ARRESTED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION

A Valley karate instructor is now behind bars accused of child molestation and police are reporting this isn’t the first time he’s been under investigation for the same charge. Scott Alan Flood, 47, of Chandler, commonly referred to by his young students as “Karate Scott” is currently being held at the Maricopa County Jail on […]

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WOMAN FOUND DEAD AT MESA “SMOKE SHOP”, SUSPECT STILL UNKNOWN

An east Mesa smoke-shop owner who cared so much about some of her loyal customers that she encouraged them to quit smoking is believed to be the victim of a robbery-homicide that occurred sometime Sunday. The victim, a Gilbert resident who emigrated from South Korea with her parents when she was 7, is believed to […]

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18-YEAR-OLD GETS SEVEN YEARS IN FATAL TUCSON SHOOTING

Posted by Phoenix Assault Attorney Nick Alcock: A Tucson man who admitted to fatally shooting his mother’s boyfriend has been sentenced to seven years in prison for manslaughter. 18-year-old Angel Marcelino Lerma was indicted on first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges two years ago for his role in the August 2010 death of Jorge […]

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MEXICAN PRESIDENT PRAISES, THANKS OBAMA FOR DEPORTATION POLICY CHANGE

Following a significant change in immigration policy announced by the White House on Friday, the leaders of the two nations expected to feel the most direct impact met before the start of the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. It was during this meeting that Mexican President Felipe Calderon thanked President Obama for what he […]

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INDIANA MAN GETS LIFE IN PRISON FOR DISMEMBERING GIRL

An Indiana man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for bludgeoning to death and dismembering a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting just days before Christmas. 39-year-old Michael Plumadore last month pleaded guilty to murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the Dec. 22 death of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon. […]

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PHOENIX POLICE: IMPAIRMENT A FACTOR IN SUNDAY’S FATAL CRASH

A 25-year-old man, identified as Osvaldo Ayala, was fatally injured in a car crash that took place on West Indian School Road early Sunday morning, Phoenix police said. The accident also left five others injured, however Ayala was the only fatality. Phoenix police are now confirming that impairment was indeed a factor in the crash. […]

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OBAMA: NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY IS “THE RIGHT THING TO DO”

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: President Barack Obama addressed the nation at the White House today regarding a major immigration policy change expected to potentially affect 800,000 people. A politically strategic election-year move, Obama announced the U.S. will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet […]

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PHOENIX MAN SENTENCED TO 125 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PARADISE VALLEY HOME INVASIONS

A Phoenix man who kept valley residents in fear during a series of Paradise Valley home invasions in 2009 has been sentenced to 125 years in prison. He will not be eligible for release until he has served 25 years. In May 2012, 34-year-old Justin Lee Martin was convicted on 23 counts including five counts […]

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ARIZONA MAN SURVIVES BEING DUMPED IN DESERT AFTER ROBBERY, KIDNAPPING

Posted by Phoenix Armed Robbery Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock: Three men are now in custody after two of them forced a 25-year-old man to withdraw money from an ATM before leaving him bound in the desert. Phoenix police said Michael Luna, 22, and Baron Quezada, 21, approached the victim as he was exiting his truck […]

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INDIANA GRANDPA FOUND GUILTY FOR FORCING GRAND CANYON HIKES ON KIDS

A grandfather was found guilty of child abuse for forcing his grandsons on grueling hikes in the Grand Canyon in searing August heat, withholding food and water and choking and kicking them during the long treks. An Arizona jury found Christopher Alan Carlson of Indianapolis guilty on three of six charges of child abuse stemming […]

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EDMONTON OILERS GOALIE, AND ARIZONA RESIDENT, TO SERVE 30 DAY JAIL TERM IN PHOENIX

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers and DUI Attorneys Original article source: PHOENIX – Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on Tuesday withdrew an appeal to his extreme drunken-driving conviction, accepting a 30-day jail sentence. Khabibulin had appealed the jail term after being sentenced back in August of last year. But his Phoenix lawyer, Mark […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HOW BONDS WORK, 602-989-5000

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock explains how bonds reports work in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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FLAGSTAFF OFFICER ON TRIAL FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

The criminal defense attorney for an officer accused of sexually abusing a young woman at a downtown bar last summer will try to convince a jury this week that the victim is mistaken about what she felt. Robb Gary Evans, 43, is accused of walking up behind a woman he didn’t know in a bar, […]

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SERIOUS IDENTITY QUESTIONS RAISED IN ALLEGED MEXICAN DRUG LORD’S CAPTURE

The Mexican navy had been working months with U.S. intelligence so when they recently believed they had finally nabbed their target in a known narco-haven in suburban Guadalajara they were understandably thrilled. The Mexican navy presented a man they identified as Alfredo Guzman Salazar, saying he is believed to be the son of Sinaloa Cartel […]

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VIRGINIA MAN EXTRADITED BACK TO ARIZONA TO FACE SEX CASE CHARGES

Posted by Phoenix Sex Crimes Attorney Nick Alcock: Arizona authorities are accusing a Virginia man of allegedly attempting to have an electronic sexual relationship with what he thought was a teen girl. But Phoenix Police Detectives say the suspect was actually unwittingly communicating with a task force member. 43-year-old Daniel J. Courtney has been extradited […]

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PHOENIX FAMILY FIGHTING ICE TO HAVE THEIR SON RETURNED

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: A Phoenix-based immigration attorney is currently arguing that federal immigration authorities are violating the rights of a 16-year-old boy by refusing to release him to his parents and shipping him off to a holding facility in another state. Miguel Mayorquin is an illegal immigrant from the northern Mexico […]

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CARDINALS’ LINEBACKER TO SERVE JAIL TIME IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR ARIZONA DUI

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: It became known on Wednesday that Arizona Cardinals linebacker Clark Haggans was to serve nine days in jail related to a DUI arrest in 2011. In a statement, the former Pittsburgh Steeler explained that he was in an emergency situation. While attending a concert, his daughter’s babysitter called […]

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PHOENIX PRISON WORKER CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT ON INMATES

Posted by Phoenix Assault Crimes Attorney Nick Alcock: A former correctional employee at a federal prison north of Phoenix has been indicted on charges that he sexually abused inmates over a three year period. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that individual now faces13 counts of sexual abuse of inmates: five counts of aggravated […]

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COMBATIVE ELDERLY MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED DUI IN SCOTTSDALE

Posted by Scottsdale DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: It is not uncommon for individuals at an advanced stage of their lives to hold on to that precious freedom and privilege that comes with the ability to legally drive an automobile with all their might. Many times it is just a matter of pride. Such was the […]

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COMPUTERS TO HELP LIMIT SALE OF METH INGREDIENTS IN ARIZONA

Posted by Phoenix Methamphetamine Attorney Nick Alcock: Arizona law-enforcement officials have long known that small-time manufacturers of methamphetamine can easily get their raw materials in the aisles of a typical pharmacy. As a result, their fight against the drug’s spread has included limiting large or repeated purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu medicines containing ephedrine […]

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TEMPE DAD FOUND LEGALLY DRUNK WITH BABY AND TODDLER IN HOT CAR

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: If you have spent any amount of time outside in the past week you know the temperatures in the Valley are indeed getting hotter by the day. You would think most parents would know better than to leave their children in their cars in such extreme conditions. Unfortunately, […]

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ARIZONA RESIDENT AND ‘DREAMER’ FEATURED IN TIME MAGAZINE

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: The story behind the cover article featured in the current edition of Time Magazine is in large part due to the remarkable and tireless efforts of a young Arizona resident named Erika Andiola. This is a story that had been brewing long before President Barack Obama’s announcement of […]

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PHOENIX COUPLE PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE, HOMICIDE

Posted by Phoenix Homicide Attorney Nick Alcock: The mother of the 4-year-old girl who died as the result of alleged child abuse pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning. Both Ashley Buckman and her live-in boyfriend, James Edwards, were in court Tuesday morning facing a variety of charges, including murder and child abuse, in the […]

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IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY DISCUSSES ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES BY OBAMA

Posted by: Arizona Immigration Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Phoenix immigration attorney Nick Alcock has never seen more uncertainty in the immigration system. Rumors are flying and nobody seems to know what will happen to 300,000 facing deportation hearings. Similarly, there is confusion regarding how ICE will handle future deportations. Says Phoenix Immigration Attorney Alcock, […]

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RECENTLY ENACTED ARIZONA FIREARMS LAWS

Catalina, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- The 2011 Legislative session started on January 10th and ended on April 20th. With pro-rights majorities in both chambers and a Governor that signed Constitutional Carry into law in 2010, the passage of pro-rights legislation looked encouraging. Four bills, three in the House and one in the Senate, were filed early that […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HOW PRESENTENCE REPORTS WORK

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock explains how felony presentence reports work in Maricopa County Arizona. For more information click on https://www.alcocklaw.com/CRIMINAL/ .

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ROBBERY ATTORNEY IN ARIZONA

Defense Attorney Nick Alcock discusses what are the Different Types of Robbery Crimes in Arizona A person commits robbery in Arizona if in the course of taking any property of another from his person or immediate presence and against his will, such person threatens or uses force against any person with intent either to coerce […]

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SECOND OFFENSE DUI IN ARIZONA: DUI ATTORNEY

DUI Attorney explains jail time for repeat offenders. If you have previously been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, a second offense can mean big increases in jail time and fines. Arizona law allows the government to use a misdemeanor DUI prior that is 7 years old. The state uses the date of offense as […]

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FIRST TIME DUI JAIL TIME EXPLAINED

DUI jail time in Arizona is not easy to explain. If you look at all the DUI attorney web sites, you will see a tremendous range of possibilities. This is due to the fact that there have been recent changes to DUI law in Arizona. Further, some DUI attorneys will state the maximum jail time […]

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STATEWIDE HOLIDAY TASK FORCE NETS 4,000 DUI ARRESTS: DUI ATTORNEY

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock Well, so much for a reduction in the number of DUI arrests in Arizona. While the DUI task force in Arizona started slowly, it looks like they made up for lost time. In all, over 4,000 were arrested for drunk driving across the state. From Thanksgiving to December 22, […]

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ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK TO SPEAK AT ESPERANZA HIGH SCHOOL: BY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK

This Friday, Attorney Nick Alcock will be giving an address to the high school students at Esperanza High School. Topics inculde success and stress management. Attorney Gabriel Sayavedra will also be speaking. We look forward to it.

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DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS YOUR RIGHTS

Posted By DUI Attorney Nick Alcock If you are pulled over for a DUI offense, what should you do? Should you complete field sobriety tests, but refuse breath or blood tests? What happens if you tell a police officer that you want to speak with a DUI lawyer? The answers might surprise you. Phoenix DUI […]

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SB 1070 OPPONENTS PREPARED TO SPEND MILLIONS TO CONTINUE FIGHT

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: Monday’s high court ruling on SB 1070 appears to be just another step in a fight that will likely continue for years. Merely a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released its highly anticipated decision on the controversial and hotly debated Arizona immigration law, opponents of SB […]

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HUSBAND OF FORMER BUSH CABINET MEMBER ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX CHARGES

Posted by Phoenix Sex Crimes Attorney Nick Alcock: Officials confirmed that Terry Peters of Peoria, the husband of former U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl and booked into Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix. Peters, 67, was arrested on Saturday after Maricopa County police spent a […]

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ARIZONA AGENCIES READY TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAW AFTER RULING

Arizona law-enforcement agencies are preparing to enforce the controversial immigration legislation the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Every agency in the state had mandatory training from the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board that included legal explanations on enforcing every aspect of the law, even those that U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton struck […]

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COURT RULES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’

In the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key provision in Arizona’s highly controversial immigration law SB-1070 while striking down the rest, the Supreme Court also says it’s unconstitutional for states to pass laws automatically sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole for murder. The high court threw out Americans’ ability […]

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HIGH COURT MOSTLY REJECTS ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW SB-1070 June 25, 2012Legal Blogadmin

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down three key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but it let stand a controversial provision that lets police check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws. In a decision sure to ripple across the political landscape […]

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PHOENIX CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEW ASSOCIATE.

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys Phoenix Criminal Defense law firm Alcock & Associates is pleased to announce the hiring of a criminal defense associate. Armando Nava will be joining the firm on September 1, 2011. Mr. Nava will be handling misdemeanor cases in the City of Phoenix. The law firm now has nine attorneys […]

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STRAUSS-KAHN ACCUSER IS IMMIGRANT SURVIVOR

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys Original Article Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-strausskahn-accuser-idUSTRE76P4FA20110726 ” (Reuters) – First she was portrayed as a model of virtue who was violated by a rich and powerful man. Then she was presented as a liar, a schemer associated with criminals in the New York underworld, who may have taken down the […]

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IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS, DEFENDANTS ALIKE, AWAITING GOVERNMENT ACTION ON DEPORTATION SUSPENSIONS

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Lawyers “So when does Obama’s new immigration law go into effect,” asks a concerned client. Phoenix Immigration Attorney Darius Amiri has been seeing more and more questions such as these lately. “The primary misconception is that there has been some kind of change in immigration law,” says Immigration Defense Lawyer […]

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NEW YORK COP ON TAPE PLANTING EVIDENCE: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Posted by Nick Alcock, Criminal Defense Attorney Just when you think you’ve seen it all, here’s a police officer apparently taking a small bag of drugs out of his back pocket and planting it in the vehicle he pulled over. The source of the video? His own dash mounted camera. O.K., so you have to […]

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PHOENIX CRIMINAL ATTORNEY: HOW FELONY SENTENCING WORKS 602-989-5000

Phoenix Criminal Attorney Nick Alcock explains how felony sentencing works in Maricopa County, Arizona. There are some factors you must consider before you are sentenced. For more information, please click on https://www.alcocklaw.com/CRIMINAL/ or call 602-568-2000 for a free consultation with attorney Stacey Feldman. Ms. Feldman is a former felony prosecutor and can explain in greater […]

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METHAMPHETAMINE LAWYER IN ARIZONA

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses what you should know about Arizona’s zero tolerance Meth for sale policy. Any drug charge is, of course, a very serious matter in Arizona. But drug charges involving methamphetamine are particularly severe in the state of Arizona. Fortunately, Arizona has more liberal policies regarding the simple possession of methamphetamine. However, when […]

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY DUI TASKFORCE ARRESTS 50+

DUI attorneys are surprised to see that there weren’t more DUI arrests over the St. Patrick’s day holiday weekend. The West Valley DUI task force is reporting that out of more than 300 traffic stops, fifty drivers were cited for DUI. In all, over 30 officers participated in the saturation patrols. During those task forces, […]

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ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK RECEIVES A PAPER DRAGON FROM QU YAN ZHI, A STUDENT AT INGLESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Attorney Nick Alcock receives a paper dragon from Qu Yan Zhi, a student at Ingleside Middle School. Alcock gave a speech to the students, informing them of his scholarship program “Dream Big”. He also shared with the class his experiences as an attorney, and how to avoid common mistakes that young people make. The speech […]

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SUPREME COURTS NEW PLEA BARGAIN STANDARDS

Criminal Defense Attorney: Supreme Court Lays Out New Plea Bargain Standards Supreme Court This Wednesday a divided bench issued new standards for plea bargains in criminal cases, saying that criminal defense attorneys need to competently advise and inform clients of prosecution’s offers for less jail time for convictions and guilty plea bargain offers. Justice Antonin […]

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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY DISCUSSES CONTINGENCY FEES

Personal Injury Attorney Nick Alcock always wants to make sure that his clients fully understand exactly how contingency fees work. He wants to make sure that they understand contingency fees before starting their case, and not after. “So many of my clients have told me about negative experiences they had with prior accident cases. They […]

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ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL: HOW TO GET A DUI IN ARIZONA WITHOUT DRIVING

Actual Physical Control by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Most people when they think of DUI cases think of the stereotypical “drunk driver,” weaving down the road and crashing into trash cans on the side of the road. DUI Attorneys in Arizona all know that you don’t need to actually be driving a vehicle to get […]

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WHAT IT MEANS IF YOUR CASE IS ‘SCRATCHED’

Posted by: Defense lawyers at Alcock & Associates Phoenix criminal defense attorney Nick Alcock often fields the question, “What does it mean that my felony case was scratched?”   There are a number things that can happen when you are charged with a felony. First, unlike a lower level misdemeanor offense, prosecutors have years to […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: JORAN VAN DER SLOOT SENTENCED TO 28 YEARS

Joran van der Sloot sentenced to 28 years for the brutal death of a young woman. It doesn’t seem like much time. It really doesn’t seem like much time considering the fact that he will be eligible for parole in 9 years. Sounds like his Peruvian criminal defense attorney earned his money. Many people have […]

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LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES ‘TEXT AN ATTORNEY’ FEATURE ON WEBSITE

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense and DUI Attorneys   DUI Law Firm Alcock & Associates will be offering a free text service for anyone interested in obtaining answers to their questions about DUI in Arizona. Text your questions to 602-568-2000 and have an attorney respond to any concerns you have about DUI. Many people […]

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS AND LAW FIRMS: 5 REALLY DIFFICULT (NOT EASY) TIPS

Continuous Improvement Process and Law Firms Posted by Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law January 9, 2012 In World War II only one P-35 pilot ever shot down a Japanese Zero. The pilot, Lamar Gillett, also survived the Bataan death march and three years of subsequent slave labor. His enduring quote, “It’s better to be lucky […]

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AZ CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WHAT TO DO IF THE POLICE ARE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR 602-989-5000

Az criminal defense attorney Nick Alcock discusses what you should consider if a police officer asks to search your home. For more information or to speak with a criminal defense attorney in AZ, call 602-989-5000 or click on https://www.alcocklaw.com

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HOW DUI BLOOD TESTING WORKS IN AZ

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses how blood testing works in DUI cases If you have been pulled over for DUI in Arizona the police officer will generally ask you to submit to a portable breath test on site. If you are arrested, you may be asked to submit to a blood or breath test at the […]

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U.S. TO OFFER TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS TO SYRIANS

Immigration Attorney: U.S. to Offer Temporary Protected Status to Syrians US to Offer TPS for Syrian Nationals Immigration attorneys have good news for Syrian clients either in deportation or removal proceedings with fear of returning to their homeland given the current climate in Syria at the time being- they don’t have to. At least for […]

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MISSISSIPPI LATEST STATE TO PASS HARSH IMMIGRATION BILL

Posted by: the Phoenix Immigration Lawyers at Alcock & Associates   latest-state-to-pass-anti-immigration-bill   Immigration attorneys and activists alike scratch their heads as yet another contoversial immigration bill is about to be passed. Like Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana and South Carolina, this current iteration of anti-immigration legislation is set to come through from the South, a […]

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IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS COMMENT ON ARPAIO’S LATEST

Posted by Immigration Attorneys at Alcock & Associates. About 100 protesters gathered Friday afternoon outside the offices of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to protest the death of Ernest Atencio at Arpaio’s 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix, Arizona. This latest protest was convened by the PUENTE Movement, an Arizona-based immigrant rights group, in the wake […]

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LOUGHNER’S CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS HAVE TOUGH FIGHT

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock on Loughner Case Despite his criminal defense attorney’s fight to resist medical treatment, Jared Lee Loughner continues to be forcibly medicated to make him psychologically fit to stand trial for the Tucson shooting rampage that occurred just over a year ago. Loughner’s case was put on hold indefinitely when psychologists […]

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MISS USA HIRES DUI ATTORNEYS

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock, Phoenix Arizona Rima Fakih’s reign as Miss USA was described as a victory for diversity. Supporters classified her win, the first for an Arab-American, as a progressive step towards countering negative stereotypes about people of Middle Eastern descent. But now the former Miss USA is facing a trial involving […]

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DUI ATTORNEY: JURY STILL OUT ON JAIL TIME

You would think after months of advance warning that the Courts would know how to handle Arizona’s new DUI laws. Instead, we are seeing a hodge-podge of different policies and procedures. As a DUI attorney, this is aggravating. Last year the Arizona State Legislature change ARS 28-1381 and 28-1382. In part, work release is now […]

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IMMIGRATION NEWS: PRE-ELECTION POSTURING? DARIUS AMIRI EXPLAINS

Phoenix Immigration Lawyer Darius Amiri on Proposed Immigration Changes: Promising Developments or Pre-Election Political Posturing As an immigration attorney in Phoenix, Darius Amiri is constantly on the lookout for changes that may benefit his immigration clients. One such change is now on the horizon. On January 6, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS GIVE OPENING STATEMENTS IN MAHON TRIAL

Criminal defense attorneys give opening statements Criminal Defense Attorneys gave opening statements in a federal trial began this past Tuesday for two white supremacist brothers from Illinois charged with a 2004 Scottsdale, Arizona bombing that injured a city official. The bomb was detonated in the hands of Don Logan, then Director of Scottsdale’s Diversity and […]

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DUI ATTORNEYS: CHANGES IN THE LAW PART II

DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Quick update on a post I put up some time ago. The City of Phoenix currently is not sentencing people retroactively for DUI offenses. This means that if you were arrested for an extreme DUI or a super extreme DUI last year, you can’t take advantage of the new sentencing laws. […]

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ATTORNEY JOBS: 5 TIPS TO LAND THAT ELUSIVE ASSOCIATE POSITION.

Phoenix Attorney Jobs: 5 tips to get hired now. Nicholas Alcock, Attorney at Law January 9, 2012 Every day I get a resume from a law school student. I think that career services gives them all the same letter and they copy/paste it onto their home address letterhead. It reads, in part, “I look forward […]

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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN ARIZONA OFFER FREE ADVICE

Personal Injury Attorneys–do you really need one? We’ve all seen the crazy T.V. ads and billboards. Everywhere you turn there are lawyers advertising for personal injury and auto accident cases. It’s a bit overwhelming. If you have been involved in an auto accident it is completely understandable that you would have some doubt about hiring […]

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MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF LAUNCHES NEW TRANSPORT PROGRAM

Beginning Monday, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will be trying out a new pilot program to reduce the time deputies spend transporting inmates before booking them into jail. Sheriff Joe Arpaio hopes that this program will cut down on the time officers spend away from their primary duties, keeping them more readily available to patrol […]

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VETERAN MESA POLICE SGT. INDICTED FOR FELONY ASSAULT

Stemming from a road-rage altercation back in December of last year, a Mesa police sergeant has now been indicted on two felony counts of aggravated assault in which he was first portrayed as the victim. Sgt. Mike Duke, 42, is a 19-year veteran of the Mesa Police force. He was off-duty on a Sunday and […]

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PIMA COUNTY FATHER SENTENCED TO JAIL, PROBATION IN SON’S ABUSE CASE

A Marana, AZ man charged with handcuffing his eldest son to furniture was sentenced this week to six months in jail and seven years’ probation. Federico J. Ballesteros II was indicted in February on three counts of child abuse and one count of custodial interference after his 14-year-old son told staff members at Marana Middle […]

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VALLEY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCUSED OF CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

A Phoenix school bus driver for the Deer Valley Unified School District is in jail, along with his wife, after some disturbing accusations against them. Brian DiCamillo is accused of child molestation, child pornography and child prostitution. His wife, Jennifer DiCamillo, is accused of knowing about at least some of those crimes and not reporting […]

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MESA MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS FOR NEARLY BEATING HIS OWN DAUGHTER TO DEA

A Mesa man is headed to prison following a plea deal with prosecutors that resulted in a 24-year sentence and lifetime probation. 33-year-old George Kuykendall is the Mesa man who was arrested exactly two years ago for beating his young daughter with a folded power cord. Mesa police still refer to the crime as “the […]

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ARIZONA EXECUTES INMATE IN NEW PROCESS THAT ALLOWS WITNESSES TO SEE MORE OF LETHAL INJECTION

Witnesses were able to see prison officials inject a lethal drug into a condemned inmate for the first time in Arizona history Wednesday, when the state executed its fourth prisoner of the year. With about ten of the victim’s family members present, forty-nine-year-old Samuel Villegas Lopez was executed at the state prison in Florence, three […]

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HOW WILL POLICE ENFORCE THE ONE SB-1070 PROVISION STILL STANDING?

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: One of the big questions remaining in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 is how police agencies across the state will enforce the one section of the law that was upheld. While the high court struck down most of the law, one critical […]

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DUI PUNISHMENT IN ARIZONA: HOW PRIORS WORK

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses how DUI priors affect sentencing If you already have prior DUI conviction(s) on your record, you may be interested to know what kinds of penalties await you if you get caught drinking and driving again. Generally, states view repeat DUI offenders in a very unfavorable light, which is reflected in the […]

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10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CITY DUI COURTS IN ARIZONA

There are a few things that anyone charged with a misdemeanor DUI in Arizona should know. I have looked at the information out there, and it seems to me that some clarification is in order. Here are the top ten things you need to know about City DUI cases in Arizona. Obviously this list is […]

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GABRIELLE GIFFORDS RESIGNS

Representative Gabrielle Giffords was escorted to by her friend and fellow representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz to the House of Representatives. There, she delivered her formal resignation to Speaker John Boehner. It isn’t often that we see any type of unity in the House of Representatives, but it was good to see that the political sides […]

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TEXAS WON’T COMPENSATE FREED EX-INMATE: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Ineffective Attorneys, cops and prosecutors send an “innocent man” to prison for 25 years. Billy Frederick Allen was incarcerated for 25 + years in a Texas prison. The Court of Appeals decided to overturn his convictions three years ago. In Texas, the legislature passed a law that compensates unjustly incarcerated people. In this case, however, […]

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DUI ATTORNEY WINS TRIAL BY JURY, FOUND GUILTY BY JUDGE ANYWAY

Posted by DUI attorney in Phoenix Nick Alcock Here’s exactly why people should be entitled to a trial by jury for DUI charges. In Allentown PA, a woman won her trial by jury on the equivalent of an extreme DUI, but then the judge found her guilty for a lesser form of the charge. How […]

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DUI ATTORNEY SAYS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING AS BAD AS DUI

DUI attorneys at Alcock & Associates DUI Attorney says texting while driving as bad as DUI: We agree. KTAR is reporting that other DUI attorneys in Phoenix are speaking out about the dangers of texting while driving. We agree wholeheartedly. What we know about impaired driving tells us that texting while behind the wheel may […]

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POLICE CAN’T USE GPS DEVICES WITHOUT A WARRANT

Criminal Defense Attorneys breathed a sigh of relief today. The US Supreme Court has now made it official. Cops can’t place a black box on the back of a suspects car without a warrant. This tactic was gaining popularity among the police. Due to rapid changes in technology, GPS devices have gotten incredibly cheap and […]

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NFL STAR BEGINS LEGAL DEFENSE TO CLEAR HIS NAME

A lawyer says the Class A misdemeanor facing his star client never should have happened. He claims the Minnesota Vikings tailback did not resist arrest and was struck by police for “no legitimate reason” during his weekend arrest. While that remains to be seen, Adrian Peterson was in fact arrested in Houston over the weekend […]

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FOUR FUGITIVES STILL AT LARGE IN ARIZONA MURDER CASE

The Justice Department has unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s 2010 death, and announced a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of those suspects still at large. For the first time, federal officials also revealed that Terry and an elite squad […]

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SIX-MONTH CARTEL INVESTIGATION ENDS WITH SUCCESSFUL DRUG BUST IN TEMP

Posted by Phoenix Drug Crimes Attorney Nick Alcock: Tempe police, together with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Arizona Attorney General’s office, dismantled an elaborate drug trafficking cell linked to the highly dangerous and often deadly Sinaloa Cartel from Mexico. The Sinaloa Cartel is a drug trafficking criminal organization based out of Mexico headed byLeonel […]

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U.S. CONFRONTED WITH BAFFLING INCREASE IN BATH SALTS EPIDEMIC

Posted by Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock: In the wake of a grisly attack in Miami in which an assailant chewed off a large portion of a homeless man’s face while allegedly high on a drug known as “bath salts,” authorities nationwide are now viewing the drug as an increasing health and security concern. […]

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RACIAL PROFILING LAWSUIT TO PROCEED AGAINST SHERIFF ARPAIO

The ethnic profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is officially set to begin in a few weeks. The trial was nearly jeopardized when questions arose as to whether or not U.S. District Judge Murray Snow should stay on the case. Had he not rejected handing the matter to another judge, the trial most […]

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PEORIA LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE FILES $200,000 PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

Posted by Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Nick Alcock: A Peoria couple is asking for nearly $200,000 from the city for their son’s injuries at a recently opened park. The claim seeks $165,000 for pain, suffering, anguish and disfigurement, among others, and $31,509.12 to cover medical costs. The notice of claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, […]

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MSCO TRAFFIC STOP HELPS ICE NABS TWO SUSPECTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: Over a week has passed since the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s immigration law, SB-1070. In shooting down key provisions of the law, the justices elected to keep an integral component requiring police to determine a person’s immigration status if they are pulled over, detained, or arrested. Federal […]

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PEORIA MAN WHO STABBED MOTHER TO DEATH GETS LIFE SENTENCE TWO YEARS LATER

This past April, a Maricopa County Superior Court jury ignored the mama’s boy picture the defense tried to paint of their client and found Dominic Chagolla guilty today of first-degree murder and concealment of a dead body in his mom’s 2010 stabbing death. Today, a judge condemned Chagolla to spend the rest of his natural […]

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ARIZONA ARSON DEFENDANT COLLAPSES, DIES SHORTLY AFTER HEARING GUILTY VERDICT

A Paradise Valley man convicted of deliberately burning down his $3.5 million Biltmore Estates mansion in 2009 collapsed in the courtroom just moments after the verdict was read. Video from inside the Phoenix courtroom showed 53-year-old Michael Marin having some type of medical episode shortly after the verdict was read. With the jury already cleared […]

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HOW TO GET AN ARIZONA DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: With the help of an experienced DUI attorney it is certainly possible for a person accused of DUI to get his or her DUI reduced down to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving. The key is in knowing the situations and circumstances that tend to lead to reductions […]

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PHOENIX DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS HOW YOU CAN AVOID TENT CITY

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock knows one thing about tent city. People hate it. The City of Scottsdale offers a program whereby people serving sentences of 48 hours or less can choose their jail over the tents. There are some decided advantages to Scottsdale. The […]

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UNDERAGE DRINKER CHARGED WITH DUI WAS ILLEGAL, SAY CHANDLER POLICE

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Original article source: http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2011/07/25/20110725chandler-mic-immigrant-abrk.html A 19-year-old man was found to be in the country illegally after Chandler police arrested him Friday on suspicion of underage drinking, officials said. A Chandler police officer was patrolling an alley near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue when he noticed […]

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NICK ALCOCK COMMENTS ON THE CORONADO SUICIDE INVESTIGATION

Criminal defense lawyer Nick Alcock has been following the police investigation of the deaths of two people in Coronado, California. Several weeks ago, Max Shacknai, the son of a successful pharmaceutical businessman fell to his death on the stairway of their Coronado, California mansion. The father, Dr. Jonah Shacknai, is a Phoenix resident. Days later, […]

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ATTORNEYS: HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT ONE

Three tips on finding the right attorney in Phoenix I’m happy to say that at this point in my life, I don’t need to hire an attorney. The prospect of trying to find the right one is very intimidating and frustrating. I generally would be concerned that the lawyer would charge me too much and […]

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GLITTER BOMBING IS PROBALY ILLEGAL IN ARIZONA: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

The other day Mitt Romney was “glitter bombed” in Florida. Like a true politician, he told the audience that the glitter was thrown to celebrate his recent win on Tuesday. As a criminal defense attorney, I am surprised that the protester hasn’t been arrested for his actions. The gentleman who throws the glitter has a […]

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DERANGED GUNMAN SHOOTS 71 IN COLD BLOOD, KILLS 12 DURING ‘DARK KNIGHT RISES’ SCREENING IN COLORADO

A horrific shooting at a Colorado movie theater resulted in at least 12 deathsand 59 people wounded, many critically. During the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” a lone gunman walked into the theater in Aurora, Colorado, lobbed a gas explosive, and opened fire on the crowd. Police have the […]

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CLEVER FBI PLOY LINKS BOXER’S BLOODY DNA SAMPLE TO BANK ROBBERY AFTER FIGHT

Posted by Phoenix Armed Robbery Attorney Nick Alcock: Thanks to a bloody nose and a resourceful FBI agent a boxer could be facing jail time following his most recent boxing match. Martin Tucker, a light welterweight, won his last boxing match, but a bloody cotton swab discarded at the ring was picked up by undercover […]

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ELABORATE U.S.-MEXICO DRUG TUNNELS INDICATE STRONG METH TIES

Posted by Phoenix Methamphetamine Attorney Nick Alcock: For more than six months, agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration have been closely monitoring an industrial area on the outskirts of San Luis, a border town in the southwestern corner of Arizona near Yuma. The agents suspected it was being used to stash drugs smuggled across […]

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IRAN REFUGEE FINALLY GRANTED GREEN CARD, AVOIDS DEPORTATION AND POSSIBLE EXECUTION

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: Fatemeh Asadi fled Iran 22 years ago and immigrated to the U.S. in 2003. She has been waiting on pins and needles for several years for a chance at U.S. Citizenship. The refugee who resides in Mesa was finally granted her wish when she received her green card […]

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DEPORTATION REFORM

Huge news from the Obama administration today. It looks as if immigration officials will review all pending deportation cases to determine who should stay and who will be deported. Too early to know exactly how this will change things, but we will see. I will keep you posted. CNN REPORTs “In a move that could […]

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NORWEGIAN TERROR SUSPECT APPEARS IN COURT

This article is a great piece addressing the horrendous shootings/car bombing over the weekend in Norway. The anti-Islamist, rejection of multiculturalism endorsed by the suspect is intriguing, making me wonder whether we are getting to a point where intolerance of other cultures is going to continually perpetuate violent acts, or we can come together and […]

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PHOENIX DUI ATTORNEY ANSWERS A SIMPLE QUESTION: WHAT DOES A DUI ATTORNEY DO ANYWAY?

As a Phoenix DUI Attorney with over a decade of experience, I am asked by many people, “what do you really do for people charged with a DUI offense?” It is a completely valid question. I have met with many people who previously were arrested for a DUI case. They hired another attorney and felt […]

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PULLED OVER FOR A DUI, ASK TO SPEAK WITH A DUI ATTORNEY ASAP

watch?v=f1JtF4O4iWQ http://youtu.be/f1JtF4O4iWQ Here’s a video about what to do if you are pulled over for DUI in Arizona. Ideally, get a cab. But if you find yourself in a bad situation, bear in mind that you can always ask to speak with a DUI attorney. Asking to speak with a DUI lawyer effectively shuts down […]

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DUI ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK ON DUI TRIALS IN ARIZONA

DUI Attorney on Jury Trials Click on the text above for the Video Here’s a video blog I posted on DUI jury trials in Arizona. As a DUI attorney in Arizona, I feel very strongly that everyone should be entitled to a DUI jury trial. DUI is a serious offense and treating it like a […]

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ATTORNEYS DEFEND MAN FOR PIGEON FEEDING. KEEP READING.

Attorneys are busily defending a California man for feeding pigeons. The problem is that the flock happens to live right at the end of an airport runway. Charles Douglas has pleaded not guilty to this alleged pigeon feeding. He was under an existing court order to abstain from feeding the birds. Apparently he can’t help […]

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ATTORNEYS FOR BREWER FILE BRIEF WITH SUPREME COURT

Attorneys for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in her appeal of a ruling that blocked enforcement of the most controversial portions of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. Governor Brewer’s attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that blocked sections of S.B. 1070 from coming into […]

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ATTORNEYS SAYS LINK THE PV FIRE AND OTHER ARSON CASE

Attorney Nick Alcock on the Shapiro case in Arizona This case just gets more gruesome every day. Phoenix attorneys are now reporting that there is a definite connection between the horrible deaths of Paradise Valley residents and another murder/arson case. Prosecutors are saying that the connection extends to property controlled by Brittany Beinhauer. Apparently, she […]

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ATTORNEYS OVERTURN SCOTTSDALE ALCOHOL ORDINANCE

Attorneys representing John Price have successfully overturned a Scottsdale ordinance that bans public drunkards from wandering the streets. Judge James Blake, in a well-reasoned opinion, held that the city had no legal grounds to enforce their law. It is strange to think that the State of Arizona prohibits cities from enacting legislation that bans public […]

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STANFORD STAR FOOTBALL PLAYER NEEDS A GOOD DUI ATTORNEY

Posted By DUI attorney Nick Alcock Here’s another story that makes you shake your head. Yet another sports figure is imperiling his future with a DUI arrest. Stanford football player Shayne Skov was recently arrested for a DUI offense in California. Last weekend, the football player was booked for DUI as he returned home to […]

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SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE AND DRUNK DRIVING: BY DUI ATTORNEY RYAN CURRY

The “New” Arizona Rules of Evidence and How They Apply in DUI Cases: DUI Attorney Ryan Curry Scientific evidence serves as perhaps the most compelling foundation for the State’s case against a defendant accused of Driving Under the Influence in Arizona. This “evidence” is pervasive throughout any DUI case, from field sobriety tests to the […]

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JERICE HUNTER’S ATTORNEY: WHY THE DELAY?

Hunter’s attorney wants to know why it took so long to search for the body of Jhessye Shockley Authorities in Phoenix have begun to search a landfill for the body of missing Jhessye Shockley. The police sure have waited a long time. Instead of looking though a mound of trash, now they have to sift […]

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WHAT THE SUPER BOWL CAN TEACH AN ATTORNEY

Attorneys Learn Lessons from Sports As a trial attorney, I know that things can change quickly in the courtroom. It took me some time to get used to the idea that there is no such thing as a perfect opening statement, witness, or closing argument. I hate to draw analogies from sports due to the […]

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A JUDGE SUSPENDS A SENTENCE?

Posted by Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock: Perhaps you’ve heard the term “suspended sentence” a few times. You may even be curious about what that actually means. Suspending a sentence essentially means the jail or prison term is stopped. The defendant will not be incarcerated right away. While sentencing laws do vary depending on […]

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ANOTHER REPEAT OFFENDER GETS LENGTHY SENTENCE FOR 6TH DUI CONVICTION

Posted by Phoenix Felony DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: The moment he ended up in the creek, he was up the creek without a paddle. Jeffrey P. Allen has been down this road before, but this time it’s really going to cost him. Perhaps forgetting all about his previous five DUI convictions, the 42-year-old Chicago suburbanite […]

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WAS A BLIND NATIVE AMERICAN MAN THE VICTIM OF A HATE CRIME DURING HIS OWN SURGERY?

Posted by Personal Injury Attorney Nick Alcock: Last year, 69-year-old Vern Traversie checked into a South Dakota hospital for double-bypass heart surgery. When he emerged, people quickly pointed out to him that doctors had allegedly left him with a scar that spelled out KKK. Traversie, a blind Native American man, is now claiming that hospital […]

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LATINO LEADERS IN ARPAIO TRIAL ARGUE RACIAL PROFILING HAS BEEN SHERIFF’S POLICY ALL ALONG

A group of Latinos is arguing in federal court that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies carried out ethnic profiling as part of policy of discrimination. The civil lawsuit involving Arpaio, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America, has put his anti-illegal immigration patrols on center stage. A lawyer for plaintiffs who argue they were victims of […]

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REVIEWS PENDING DEPORTATION CASES

Immigration Attorney Blog: Huge news from the Obama administration today. It looks as if immigration officials will review all pending deportation cases to determine who should stay and who will be deported. Too early to know exactly how this will change things, but we will see. I will keep you posted. CNN REPORTs “In a […]

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TOP 5 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WITH AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIMS

Phoenix personal injury attorney Nick Alcock lists the top five mistakes that people make when handling automobile accident insurance claims. /EINPresswire.com/We’ve all seen the insurance ads where wrecked cars get magically fixed. Unfortunately, some insurance companies don’t work as quickly or effectively as you would hope. The claim process can be absolutely exhausting. For years, […]

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ALCOCK & ASSOCIATES. A LAW FIRM YOU CAN AFFORD.

Our firm believes that everyone should be able to afford quality legal representation. We offer discounted fees for accident cases where we only get paid if we win your case. For Criminal and DUI cases we offer truly affordable fees with payment plans. We never perform credit checks. Your handshake is enough for us.

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DARIUS AMIRI ON IMPORTANCE OF CLIENT COMMUNICATION

Practicing immigration defense in Arizona, the state with nation’s second heaviest immigration caseload (behind Texas), attorney Darius Amiri spends alot of his time in the courtroom. When he is out of court, he can often be found in his office at the law firm of Alcock & Associates in downtown Phoenix. When not litigating or […]

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MOTHER OF BASEBALL’S CAL RIPKEN JR. ABDUCTED AT GUNPOINT

The 74-year-old mother of Hall of Fame infielder and all time consecutive games played streak, Cal Ripken Jr., was safe Wednesday, one day after an armed man abducted her from her home northeast of Baltimore. According to police, a man with a gun showed up at Violet Roberta Ripken’s home between 7 p.m. and 8 […]

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SUSPECT IN TUCSON MASSACRE TO ACCEPT PLEA DEAL?

It appears the young man who went on a killing spree in Tucson last year now wants to plead guilty for his actions. A federal judge handling the case has scheduled a status conference for this Tuesday during which Jared Loughner will have the opportunity to enter a guilty plea to both murder and attempted […]

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LATEST TROUBLE IN CAMELOT, KERRY KENNEDY ARRESTED July 14, 2012Legal BlogNick Alcock

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: Camelot clan member Kerry Kennedy, a human rights activist and the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired by drugs. Kennedy was discovered around 8 a.m. Friday morning by state police after the car she was driving collided with a […]

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COMEDIC ACTOR FRED WILLARD ARRESTED AT XXX MOVIE THEATER FOR LEWD CONDUCT

Posted by Phoenix Disorderly Conduct Attorney Nick Alcock: In a relatable move that would make Pee Wee Herman proud, actor and comedian Fred Willard was arrested at a seedy Hollywood adult movie theater called the Tiki Theater for lewd conduct. I’m sure you recall Herman’s (real name Paul Reubens) infamous brush with the law for […]

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THEFT LAW IN ARIZONA: TIPS BY ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses defending yourself against theft charges in AZ Theft in Arizona is governed by Arizona Revised Statute Section 13-1802. Theft charges can range from something relatively minor like a teen caught shoplifting a pack of cigarettes to major white-collar crimes like insurance fraud or embezzlement. The one thing all types of theft […]

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HOW SENTENCING WORKS IN ARIZONA: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

As a criminal defense attorney, I get questions all the time about how sentencing works in Arizona. Most people are surprised by my answers. Here are the top five tips regarding sentencing in Arizona. Be advised that every court is different. 1) Who makes a plea agreement? Before you are sentenced, you have to be […]

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THE PROBLEM WITH PERSONAL INJURY:

By Personal Injury Attorney Jill Hastings Personal injury claims are becoming more frequent as are the accidents that cause them, with more of us pursuing compensation due to the actions of other people. On any given day, there are an exceedingly prevalent number of automobile accidents in Phoenix, Arizona, and rear end collisions are a […]

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LA DODGER WON’T NEED A DUI ATTORNEY, HE JUST HIT HIS HEAD.

Los Angeles Dodger James Loney won’t face charges for DUI, despite his erratic behavior after his car accident. Mr. Loney was driving his Maserati and hit a number of cars on a California freeway. When the police contacted him his behavior was described as, “erratic.” He submitted to a number of tests (after he initially […]

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ATTORNEYS AT ALCOCK AND ASSOCIATES LAUNCH CORAZON DE HISPANO PROGRAM

I’m very excited to formally announce our TV show, “Corazon de Hispano.” For years we have quietly donated hundreds of thousands of meals to people living in poverty. Now we have a great platform to present to the public our volunteer and charitable work. I recently went to Nicaragua where I sponsored a medical mission. […]

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PHOENIX ATTORNEYS SPONSOR ESPERANZA HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM

We are very proud to sponsor Esperanza High School’s Soccer team this season. We look forward to seeing the young men succeed and win. By Attorney Nick Alcock

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MICHAEL LEE CRANE IMPLICATED IN 2ND MURDER: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Posted by criminal attorney Nick Alcock Michael Lee Crane is going to need more than a good criminal defense attorney. Prosecutors have linked Mr. Crane to the Paradise Valley arson murders of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro. Unfortunately for Mr. Crane, he is also now linked to a Phoenix murder that bears similarities. Bruce Gaudet was […]

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DUI ATTORNEY: WHAT NOT TO DO

Posted by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock CARLSBAD, N.M. — Carlsbad Lawyer Shawn Lunsford recently was relieved of his law license by the New Mexico Supreme Court. Why? Because without any advance notice he simply closed up shop. His clients were left completely in the dark. As a result, the attorney lost his ability to practice […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS FIGHT OVER YOUNG CRISTIAN FERNANDEZ

High profile criminal defense attorneys in Jacksonville Florida are fighting over who gets to represent young Cristian Fernandez. Cristian is 13 and charged with homicide for the killing of his two-year old brother. He is also charged as an adult. Apparently this is a big case in the Southeast. Every attorney and his brother wants […]

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EX RUTGERS STUDENT FOUND GUILTY IN BIZARRE CASE

Posted by criminal defense attorney Nick Alcock A jury just found Dharun Ravi guilty of all 15 counts against him in the webcam spying case of his former roommate. His former roommate committed suicide after learning that his liaison with another man was video recorded by Ravi. As expected, Ravi was found guilty of invasion […]

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DUI ATTORNEY: VIDEO BLOG ABOUT DUI PATROLS THIS ST. PADDY’S DAY

Here’s my video blog about the increased DUI patrols this St. Patrick’s Day. Please be very careful out there. Drink plenty of green beer but then take a green cab home. 602-200-2000 is a good cab company number. Easy to remember even if you are tipsy.

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ATTORNEY OFF TO NICARAGUA

Attorney Nick Alcock off to Nicaragua Tomorrow I leave for Managua. This should be a very interesting experience. I have my scrubs and am ready to follow the instructions of Dr. Nick Retson. He and his team will perform 50 or 60 surgeries to correct cleft palates on little children. I want to thank the […]

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ATTORNEYS GAIN PERSPECTIVE BY GIVING

Posted By Attorneys Nick Alcock and Gabriel Sayavedra Last weekend I had an interesting experience. Saturday I went shopping for furniture and clothing. Sunday, I went with attorney Gabriel Sayavedra and Sandra Williams to two different households to distribute the items. As an attorney, it is easy to lose perspective. We sit in our offices […]

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ATTORNEYS PICK JURORS IN RAVI WEBCAM CRIMINAL CASE

Attorneys about to give opening statements in privacy case New Jersey attorneys are picking a jury in an interesting case involving the use of a hidden camera. Dharun Ravi is charged with invasion of privacy for filming his roommate with another man. Niether person was aware of the webcam. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, later committed […]

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FORMER SHERIFF WANTS FULL INVESTIGATION OF PAUL BABEU

Babeu’s Attorneys Have Some Explaining to DO Roger Vanderpool, a retired Department of Public Safety officer and former Pinal County Sheriff is asking for a full-blown investigation of the current embattled sheriff. Mr. Vanderpool suggests that a full investigation is necessary due to the fact that the scandal surrounding Paul Babeu is ongoing and distracting. […]

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BERKELEY COUNTY ATTORNEY CLAIMS JUDGE WENT OVERBOARD: DUI ATTORNEY

By DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Here’s another story about a judge getting a little frisky when it comes to a DUI case. The Berkeley County Attorney’s Office said that a court judge went over the line when hearing a DUI case. Apparently, she failed to follow procedure when she dismissed a DUI case and then […]

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COMAYAGUA PRISON BLAZE DOCUMENTS NEED FOR REFORM: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK

A brutal and nasty picture is emerging from Honduras. A horrible prison system, coupled with overcrowded conditions and terrible training caused the death of nearly 300 souls. Looking at the prison system in Honduras, it is actually somewhat incredible that something of this magnitude had not occurred before. Tales of guards beating prisoners in airless […]

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DUI ATTORNEY WHO FORMERLY PROSECUTED CASEY ANTHONY NOW DEFENDS HIS SON IN TRIAL

DUI attorney Nick Alcock It looks like the prosecutor who lost the Casey Anthony homicide trial has a new gig. Tomorrow he will give opening statements in the trial to defend his son who was arrested for a DUI. This is a very unusual move. As a DUI attorney in Phoenix, I regularly tell my […]

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LA COUNTY TO CHARGE $1000 FOR THROWING A FRISBEE ON THE BEACH: ATTORNEYS NEED TO SUE!

Posted by attorney Nick Alcock OK, this story is ridiculous. LA county has approved plans to fine people $1000 for throwing a frisbee or football on the beach. You also can’t dig a hole deeper than 18 inches. Some attorney needs to sue. Now. This is a bridge too far. The whole point of going […]

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LAWYERS SEEK TO DELAY EXECUTIONS OF ARIZONA DEATH ROW INMATES

Attorneys and criminal lawyers often use stays of execution as a last ditch attempt to avoid the death penalty for their clients, or at the very least preserving them precious moments before the carrying out of a penalty. At the same time, each day an inmate is kept on death row costs the taxpayers of […]

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Kiowa Gordon, Twilight Actor, Arrested in Arizona

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Original article source: http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/10/twilight-actor-kiowa-gordon-arrested-drunk-driving-werewolf-mesa-arizona-maricopa-county-dui-drugs-alcohol/ TMZ reports that “Actor Kiowa Gordon who plays shapeshifting werewolf Embry Call in the “Twilight” movies was arrested in Tempe, Arizona early Monday morning according to the Tempe Police Department. Gordon was NOT busted for DUI, as reported by local AZ media […]

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PHOENIX POLICE SERGEANT ACCUSED OF DUI WITH KIDS IN CAR

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers PHOENIX – The county attorney has filed felony charges against a Phoenix Police Sergeant, accused of driving under the influence with his kids in the car. When Sgt. John Flanagan was first arrested for DUI in Surprise back in March, Surprise Police wouldn’t tell us if he had […]

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EXPECT VALLEY LABOR DAY PATROLS IN FULL FORCE

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: For most Americans, Labor Day Weekend signifies the end of summer. Like other long holiday weekends, it is also a time many individuals commonly associate with alcohol consumption. Whether relaxing at a neighborhood barbeque or out celebrating at your favorite local establishment with friends and family, mixing in […]

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PHOENIX POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON FELONY SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Prompted by allegations he sexually assaulted two teen boys, a 13-year veteran of the Phoenix police department has resigned in lieu of termination immediately following his arrest. Ironically, the 43-year-old police veteran had been assigned to the Community Relations Bureau. Detective Christopher J. Wilson, a community action officer who was the city’s police liaison with […]

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LOUGHNER SPARED FROM DEATH PENALTY AS JUDGE ACCEPTS GUILTY PLEA

Both the defense and prosecution find a “life in prison” plea bargain appealing. The federal government gets the defendant to admit that what he did is wrong and that he knew it, and the defense gets to save a life. Jared Lee Loughner was expected by most to plead guilty this morning to last year’s […]

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ARIZONA THRESHOLD LAWS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM

Posted by Phoenix Drug Possession Attorney Nick Alcock: If you have been arrested for drug possession in Arizona, you are probably concerned about how possession for sale is determined. It mostly boils down to how much of the drug you were found with at the time and any additional evidence that may have been found. […]

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MAN RECEIVES THREE DUIS IN 45 HOURS BUT STILL GRANTED BAIL

Racking up three DUI arrests in less than 45 hours is very hard to do in any state. Perhaps more surprising in this particular case is that a Utah judge agreed to allow the driver to post bail and go free. Despite strong objection from prosecutors who maintained that the suspect presented a danger to […]

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Fan Falls to Death at Texans Stadium in Houston

Posted by Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Nick Alcock: A 25-year-old Houston Texans fan died after tumbling about 60 feet from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Stadium during a preseason Houston Texans game. The man fell to the ground floor during Thursday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, and frantic witnesses called police to report where […]

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Feds End Criminal Investigation on Sheriff Joe

Last December, the U.S. Justice Department said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office violated U.S. civil rights laws by engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in their bid to crack down on illegal immigrants. Federal authorities have now decided to close their abuse-of-power investigation without filing charges against him. […]

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Exciting Time For DREAMers, Just Don’t Be Overwhelmed By The Process

Two weeks have passed since the DREAM Act floodgates officially opened. For those officially qualified to begin the extensive application process, this date could not have arrived soon enough. Many immigrant children eligible for this program have long been trapped between a rock and a hard place. The directive issued by the Obama administration in […]

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THE COMMON PITFALLS OF COLLEGE DRINKING AND MISTAKES TO AVOID

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: It’s the middle of August and, for the majority of you, school is back in session. This can be a very exciting point in your life, especially if you are heading off to college for the first time. No longer under the constant watch and constraints of a […]

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Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Offenses Not Always Fair

There’s been considerable debate about the topic of how those convicted of drug charges are ultimately sentenced. This is especially true given that the United States is the only developed country that requires mandatory sentencing for minor, non-violent drug offenses. Shortly after President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 “War on Drugs” declaration, Congress enacted mandatory sentencing guidelines […]

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IMMIGRANTS CAN EMBRACE HUGE OPPORTUNITIES IN UPCOMING DREAM ACT

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: Those long-awaited work permits that young illegal immigrants can begin applying for are just around the corner. That’s right, beginning next Wednesday so many of the young people previously limited to jobs that do not require proof of citizenship or a work permit will finally be eligible for […]

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COPS FIND A NAKED RANDY TRAVIS, COUNTRY SINGER ACCUSED OF DUI IN TEXAS

An allegedly naked Randy Travis was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Texas last night after the country singer was involved in a single car accident. The arrest was sadly not so surprising as Travis had been previously arrested earlier this year on another alcohol-related charge when he was cited for public intoxication standing in […]

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PHOENIX INJURY ATTORNEY BLOG: DUST STORM EN ROUTE

Posted by: Phoenix Injury Lawyer Nick Alcock Just so you know, a huge dust storm is rolling in right now. Unfortunately, we have represented many clients who were rear ended on the highway. Make sure you pull all the way off the road and keep your lights on! Be careful driving out there.

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GOP HISPANIC GROUPS LOSING SUPPORT OVER ANTI-IMMIGRATION MESSAGE

NOTE: The GOP’s hard line stance on immigration issues, including its local support of the highly polarizing SB 1070 Arizona anti-immigration bill, is seemingly driving a wedge between the political groups Latino base and party leaders, forcing a decision- support anti-immigration legislation at the risk of polarizing Latino support within the party- or fight such […]

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MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN DUI DEATH OF FRIEND

“PRESCOTT – Brad Braudrick, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DUI in the death of his friend, Joshua Lee Bristow, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday morning.” – dcourier.com These are the worst case DUIs. This individual was barely over the legal limit. And by barely I mean barely. Unfortunately, Arizona prosecutes DUI […]

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IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS WHO KNOW THE SYSTEM

At Alcock & Associates each lawyer is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service. When you come to our office the first time, you will see that there are no high pressure sales pitches. Our goal is to help you bring your life back to normal as quickly as possible. Call for a […]

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PHOENIX POLICE CHIEF RESPONDS TO OFFICER DUIS

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys PHOENIX – A Phoenix Police detective and a Phoenix Police sergeant have been accused of driving drunk in separate incidents, both which occurred in the city of Surprise. But Surprise Police are not releasing very much information. Detective Cameron Scadden was arrested 3 weeks ago. Police […]

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CAN YOU GET A DUI DRIVING ON COLD MEDICINE?

Posted by Phoenix DUI Lawyer Nick Alcock: Stop to consider for a moment what the three letters “DUI” actually stand for. Most people out there know that it means “Driving Under the Influence.” But how many people just associate DUI with the poor decision to get behind the wheel after a few too many alcoholic […]

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BREAK THE LAW BY SERVING ALCOHOL? ARIZONA ‘DRAM SHOP’ LAWS

All vendors that serve alcohol have an obligation to do so in a responsible manner. Liability does not necessarily end when topping off a guest or patron’s cup with alcohol or closing out their tab. When a bartender, business employee or even a social host serves alcohol in excess to a patron who then causes […]

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FORMER PHOENIX SUNS STAR JASON KIDD CRASHES CAR, CHARGED WITH DUI

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: Newly signed New York Knicks guard and former Phoenix Suns standout Jason Kidd was busted for drunken driving early Sunday morning after crashing his luxury SUV into a utility pole. The incident capped a night out at a charity fundraiser in the Hamptons where Kidd had been seen […]

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HOW MUCH SHOULD AN ARIZONA DUI LAWYER COST ME?

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: This is not only a great question, it’s an important one. If the police recently arrested you for DUI in Arizona you are likely very anxious about how a conviction will affect the rest of your life. Depending on the severity of the charge, you could be facing […]

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HOW MUCH DOES A MARIJUANA ATTORNEY CHARGE?

Attorney Nick Alcock discusses how much a marijuana attorney should cost. Marijuana offenses are among the most common of all drug offenses in Arizona. Marijuana offenses are viewed by the public as a fairly minor crime. However, a marijuana charge is still considered by law enforcement to be a serious criminal offense. Like any criminal […]

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DUI FINES EXPLAINED BY DUI ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK

DUIs can be incredibly costly. The problem is, most people don’t know exactly how much they will have to pay until it is too late. As a DUI attorney, I often speak with people who tell me about a negative experience they had in the past. They were arrested for DUI, took a plea without […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: DRUNK GROOM INJURES BRIDE IN DUI ACCIDENT

Drunk Groom Injures Bride in DUI Accident Posted by DUI Attorney Nick Alcock Most couples plan something special after getting married, an exotic trip, for example. Orange County, CA resident Christopher Paul Shore never quite got that far. Now instead of a honeymoon, Shore’s resources are likely going to a DUI lawyer. On July 7, […]

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Explain Work Release in Arizona

Criminal defense attorneys always get asked by their clients if they can be released from jail so that they can continue to work. However, there is a big difference between misdemeanors and felonies. People sentenced to prison are typically not eligible for any type of work release or furlough. The short answer is that work […]

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Immigration Attorneys to Sue D.H.S for Refusing to Disclose Records

Immigration Attorneys to Sue Department of Homeland Security Posted by the Immigration Lawyers at Alcock & Associates in Phoenix, Arizona Last week, immigration attorneys and other public advocates announced their intention to file a suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its refusal to disclose records on its immense immigration enforcement intiative, the […]

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DUI attorneys warn of St. Patrick’s Day patrols

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock in Phoenix, Arizona As a DUI Attorney, I know when to expect a busy weekend. Over the holidays we certainly see an influx of cases. The Fourth of July is also a very busy time for us. There is, however, one little holiday that most people don’t spend much […]

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Defense Attorney Wants to Sue Rush Limbaugh for Defamation

Criminal defense attorney Gloria Allread has called for the high profile and often vitriolic conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to be sued for defamation. The basis for the suit- when Limbaugh notoriously called a female college student a “slut” and “prostitute” on air during a debate on a national health care agenda that would […]

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R. Allen Stanford’s criminal defense attorneys plan appeal

R. Allen Stanford — formerly a successful billionaire banker –was convicted last week of 13 criminal counts . The jury also found that he would have to forfeit approximately $330 million. His criminal defense attorneys plan to appeal. During the pretrial process, Mr. Stanford changed attorneys numerous times. His criminal defense attorneys plant to appeal […]

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Surprising Turn in Amanda Knox Criminal Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer PERUGIA, Italy (AFP) – A man jailed with a co-defendant of Amanda Knox, an American convicted for the murder of a British student in Italy, told an appeal hearing on Saturday that she and her boyfriend are innocent. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her boyfriend at the time, were […]

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Utah man arrested in Phoenix facing fraud charges, says lawyer

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys A Utah businessman arrested in Phoenix on federal mail fraud charges is facing a detention hearing Wednesday before a federal magistrate. Authorities say Jeremy David Johnson was transferring planes when he was taken into custody over the weekend at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport by Internal […]

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Local Arizona Police Officers Discredited

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock Officer Doug Lynch in September 2008 reported a vehicle accident from his cellphone as he was driving to work but didn’t render aid, believing it was not serious. The driver later died. Officials say Lynch feared reprimand and deleted notes from the dispatch center’s computers linking […]

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Personal Injury: Why Insurance Companies Hold All the Cards

Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney: Why the insurance companies hold all the cards. posted by: Phoenix Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers Auto accident attorneys know that it is very easy to be for tort reform–until you have been injured in an accident. We know that insurance companies are making plenty of money. They can afford to pay […]

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Prosecutor Grills Defense Lawyers Witnesses in Casey Anthony Criminal Murder Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers Orlando, Florida – Fireworks erupted once again in the courtroom during the high-profile capital case. In this trial, it has become the norm. The drama seems to be the summer obsession for those who are keeping up with the case. Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton got so fired […]

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Five Killed in Southern Arizona Shooting, Criminal Defense Lawyer Among Victims

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer A man who was apparently upset over a contentious divorce killed his former wife, her lawyer and three others on Thursday morning in the border city of Yuma, Ariz., before killing himself, the authorities and friends of the victims said. A Yuma County Sheriff’s deputy put up crime […]

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Alcock & Associates Donates 500k Meals

Arizona DUI Lawyer Nicholas Alcock spends his days in court defending clients accused of committing crimes. During the weekends, you can find him coordinating one of his many charitable activities. Over the years, he has donated a staggering 500,000 free meals to the elderly and disadvantaged children. Attorney Alcock started his program after watching a […]

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Arizona Criminal Richard Bible on Death Row, Denied Reccomendation for Clemency

Posted by: Phoenix Criminal Lawyers at Alcock & Associates PHOENIX — The state Board of Executive Clemency declined to recommend a sentence commutation or a reprieve for a man facing execution Thursday for the June 1988 murder of a young girl in Flagstaff. The victim’s family and others involved in the case — some speaking […]

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County Attorneys Spotlight El Mirage Teen In Murder Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Lawyers and Criminal Defense Attorneys By some accounts, Thomas Odom is like any other 17-year-old. More than a year ago, he was considered a good student, loved to skateboard, played in a youth soccer league and argued with his dad over curfew. Prosecutors accuse the teen of committing a crime of […]

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Bin Laden Planned to Change ‘Al-Qaeda’ Name before his Death

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers Bin Laden wanted to change al-Qaida’s bloodied nameDocuments obtained in US assassination reveal frustrations of al-Qaida leader and desire to win over world’s Muslims Share40 reddit this Jason Burke in Jeddah guardian.co.uk, Friday 24 June 2011 15.20 BST Article history Osama bin Laden, left, with Ayman al-Zawahiri, who has […]

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Lawyers trade closing arguments in Arizona ‘Sweat Lodge’ case

Camp Verde, AZ – On Day 51 of Arizona v. James Ray, something happened that I have never seen before and presume happens very rarely. Within seconds of taking the bench yesterday morning, Judge Warren Darrow significantly altered one of the jury instructions a full day after they had already been read to the jury. […]

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Ex-Brophy Teacher Arrested in Child Sex Abuse Case

Fired from one of the most prominent high schools in the valley, longtime Brophy College Prep teacher Dan Whitehead was dismissed over allegations of sexual misconduct. He was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly sexually abusing several male students over 20 years ago. The 71 year old is charged with sexual assault, attempted sexual abuse, furnishing […]

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State Farm Faces Criminal Investigation Over Hurricane Claims

The nation’s premier home insurer faces a new criminal investigation in Texas related to how it mishandled potentially tens of thousands of hurricane claims. Investigators recently launched the probe after reviewing newly released communications from top State Farm managers, many of which leading to lawsuits by customers who say they were defrauded by State Farm […]

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Airline Denies Boarding for Boy with Down Syndrome

Two California parents say their 16-year-old son was stopped from getting on an American Airlines flight because he has Down syndrome. Joan and Robert Vanderhorst say their son, Bede, was set to fly with them from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles this past Labor Day weekend when the pilot told them the boy could […]

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Illegal Use of Bath Salts Still Posing Major Threat in Arizona

Much like cocaine, meth and PCP, bath salts give users a high that is both potent and addictive. Believed to have originated in China and India, the drug rose to popularity in the U.S. on the streets a few years ago. It is now commonly sold in smoke and head shops, convenience stores and online […]

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Justice Department Decides Not to Pursue Many CIA Torture Cases

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock, Alcock & Associates Law Firm Reporting from Washington. The Justice Department has decided not to file criminal charges in the vast majority of cases involving the CIA’s former interrogation, detention and kidnapping program.In a statement to CIA employees on his last day as director, Leon E. […]

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Accused of Murder, Casey Anthony Will Not Testify in Murder Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Accused child killer Casey Anthony told a judge on Thursday that she would not testify at her murder trial, and the defense team rested its case after two weeks of trying to refute the prosecution. Judge Belvin Perry asked Casey whether the decision to […]

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Arizona Man Changed with Murder of Navajo Nation Police Officer

Posted by Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law, for the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Victor Bigman, 48, of Kaibeto, Ariz., was charged today by criminal complaint with First Degree Murder in the death of Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety Sergeant Darrell Curley. At 10 p.m. on Saturday night, June […]

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Phoenix Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Mortage Fraud Case Brought by U.S. Attorney

Posted by Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law, for The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Joseph Bowen Brown, 30, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a mortgage fraud scheme based in Phoenix. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, five others have entered guilty pleas […]

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Phoenix Lawyer Representing Maricopa County Attorney Thomas will Remain on Case

Posted by: Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law, for the Criminal Lawyers at Alcock & Associates PHOENIX — The lawyer representing former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in attorney-discipline case has decided to continue representing the former prosecutor. Thomas’ attorney, Don Wilson, had asked a judge to let him withdraw from the case because he said […]

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Attorney in Arizona Criminal Gun-Trafficking Case Looking for Holes in Evidence

It’s important for Attorneys to be thorough when pursuing criminal defense. Posted by: Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law for The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona Texas criminal defense lawyers are investigating the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious investigation of cross-border gun smuggling, using routine “discovery” rules that allow defendants to look […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney for Casey Anthony Trial Questions Parents Again

Posted by: The Phoenix Criminal Attorneys at Alcock & Associates ORLANDO, Fla. – Casey Anthony’s parents George and Cindy Anthony were called back to the stand Wednesday on day 31 of Casey’s trial in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Lead defense attorney Jose Baez attempted to ask Cindy Anthony questions about her son, […]

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State Farm Gets Stuck With Sandusky’s Legal Fees, Wants Out

Posted by Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Nick Alcock: State Farm Fire and Casualty Company perviously sold a homeowner policy to disgraced Penn State Defensive Coordinator and convicted child molester, Jerry Sandusky. Last week the noted Insurer filed a federal lawsuit to get out of paying Sandusky’s considerable legal bills. The lawsuit argued that the policy […]

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How Much Should I Pay For a Drug Possession Case in Arizona?

Posted by Phoenix Drug Possession Attorney Nick Alcock: This is a very common question I receive from clients throughout the valley. The first thing you need to do if you are facing a drug possession charge in Arizona is consult with an attorney. If you are not happy or just don’t feel comfortable with the […]

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Can Tattoos Actually Affect Your Green Card Chances? Apparently Yes!

Posted by Phoenix Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock: No kidding, certain tattoos may actually derail immigration applications mainly because of gang fears. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. State Department is increasingly denying “inked” immigrants’ efforts to get green cards and become legal U.S. residents. Dozens of Latin Americans without criminal convictions have […]

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New Breathalyz​er Device May Help Prevent False Positives

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: A new product designed to beat the breathalyzer test is under scrutiny as it is being advertised on big billboards in front of bars. An Atlanta-based company is promoting “Breathalyzer Equalizer” as a product that promises to get rid of residual alcohol in the mouth which can often […]

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Tips on what to do if injured in an automobile accident

Injury Attorney Nick Alcock discusses how to handle an insurance claim. If you’ve been involved in a car accident involving another automobile and sustained even minor injuries this blog is for you. There are a number of very important steps you will want to take. The first thing to do is to contact the police […]

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What happens during the first DUI Court appearance in AZ?

DUI Attorney Nick Alcock explains the first DUI setting. If you were pulled over for a DUI, your court date is probably in a month or so. Most people are terrified to go to this first setting, because they are afraid to stand in front of a judge. People worry that the first court date […]

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Discharged Cop’s DUI Attorney Sues City for $4 Million

DUI Defense attorney Bob Dunne is suing the City of Spokane, WA $4 million dollars for the wrongful termination of his client, discharged police officer Brad Thoma. The basis for the suit: that Thoma was wrongfully terminated as an officer of the Spokane Police Department after receiving a DUI hit-and-run conviction in 2010. Attorney Dunne […]

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High School Valedictorian Dodges Deportation

Posted by: the immigration lawyers at Alcock & Associates in Phoenix, Arizona As immigration attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, we come across a lot of cases where a client is facing unjustified deportation. The case of Florida high school student valedictorian Daniela Pelaez is right up there with some of the most sympathetic. And the news […]

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Barefoot Bandit Sentenced to 6.5 Years: Criminal Defense Attorney

The Barefoot Bandit: Criminal Defense Attorneys at Alcock & Associates O.K., I don’t know why I watched 10 minutes of the movie “Home Alone” the other day, but I did. I watched the scene where one of the burglars–the skinny one–decides to flood the homes the rob. They call themselves the “Wet Bandits.” I don’t […]

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Chicago Judge Hall Hires the Right DUI Attorneys January 31, 2012Uncategorized

DUI Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Law Firm A Chicago Judge faces a DUI trail in May. It has been almost four years since his arrest. This case is really interesting. Judge Hall, who is still on the bench while he awaits trial, was charged with both DUI and resisting arrest. His DUI attorneys have […]

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Phoenix girl run over by father, killed

http://www.azcentral.com/community/northvalley/articles/2011/05/31/20110531phoenix-dad-runs-over-child-arbk.html These are horrible accidents that hopefully technology will help eliminate soon. Parking sensors should be mandatory for all vehicles. If you don’t have them on your car, the rule of thumb is to back up very slowly every time. My condolences to this family. Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law Alcock & Associates Personal injury […]

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Convicted Murdered Bible Executed by Lethal Injection

Posted by: Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates FLORENCE — Twenty-three years and five days after young Jennifer Wilson’s body was found on Sheep Hill, her killer was put to death. In his last words, he made no mention of the crime for which he was put to death. Richard L. “Ricky” Bible, 49, […]

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Local Phoenix Southern Baptists back Immigration Plan

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Lawyers PHOENIX • Southern Baptists adopted a resolution this week that supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants but clearly states they reject “amnesty.” After heated debate at their annual meeting in Phoenix, the Baptists approved a statement that called for secure borders and “a just and compassionate path […]

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief Criticized for Policy Changes

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal and Immigration Lawyers Pro-immigrant lawyers and activists are slamming the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for recently announced policy “changes” that they say will do nothing to improve the way illegal immigrants are being deported. ICE director John Morton is saying he will give the department’s lawyers more […]

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New Immigration Rule Intended to Ease Family Separations

Despite the recent distractions of the fiscal cliff, President Obama has kept true to his promise by indicating that comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority for his second term. To Mr. Obama’s credit, the Department of Homeland Security has now published a rule it says will cut the time U.S. citizens are separated from […]

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Jodi Arias Murder Trial Begins, Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty

Prosecutors in Arizona have begun arguing today that 32-year-old Jodi Arias should die for the especially brutal murder of her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, who was found dead in his shower over four years ago. Given the gruesome nature of the crime and Arias’ subsequent bizarre behavior, prosecutors will indeed seek the death penalty if […]

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Police to Crack Down on Drunk, Drugged Drivers This Weekend

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner which invariably means one of the heaviest drinking days of the year. To combat this concern, officers will be out in full force to stop those who are driving under the influence. So as you prepare to celebrate what happened in 2012 and what will happen in […]

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Couple Indicted for Scamming Casino Arizona Out of $27K

A creative, albeit daring, Arizona couple devised an elaborate gambling scheme to take more than $25,000 from Casino Arizona. Mark Allen Lomayestewa, a casino employee, allegedly filed false player reports in his girlfriend’s name to rack up rewards points. Now, he and girlfriend Henrietta Wagner are facing federal charges for felony embezzlement and theft in […]

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Arizona DUI Enforcement to Increase During Holiday Season

Posted by Katie M. Sarreshteh Along with Santa and his twelve reindeer, holiday season also ensures a higher prevalence of drinking and driving. One too many glasses of eggnog with friends and family can result in both costly and cumbersome legal consequences. Police across Arizona are ramping up enforcement for those Driving Under the Influence […]

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Married Couple Busted for Separate DUIs on Same Night

It’s not uncommon to find that married couples like to do things together. Not always, however, is that notion taken quite so literally that one would follow one’s spouse to jail. Such was the case when a Rhode Island husband and wife were each arrested in two separate DUI stops on the same night. The […]

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In Wake of Tragic School Shooting, White House Ponders New Gun Laws

Posted by Katie M. Sarreshteh Friday morning exemplified every parent’s nightmare and shocked our nation. Innocent children were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The gunman was 20-year-old Adam Lanza who ultimately took his own life in a classroom at Sandy Hook. He had no prior criminal record and was considered […]

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Dreamers in Arizona Fight for a Green Light

Arizona Dreamers may soon be behind the wheel. A class action lawsuit was filed Thursday challenging Gov. Jan Brewer’s August 15th executive order barring beneficiaries of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or the group more commonly known as the “Dreamers” from getting driver’s licenses. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Arizona […]

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Young “Dreamers” To Benefit From Obama’s Re-election

Prior to President Barack Obama’s re-election many illegal immigrants were justifiably hesitant to apply for a program that could allow them to stay and work temporarily in the United States without the threat of deportation. After all, if Gov. Mitt Romney had taken over the White House, many believed he would have terminated the program […]

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A “Disgraced” Mark Grace Faces Years in Prison if Convicted

For 16 seasons on the baseball diamond, Mark Grace brought enthusiasm, humor and amazing talent to the game. As a Chicago Cub, Mark led his team on the field and in the hearts of its fans from his rookie season in 1988 through the end of the 2000 season. His thirteen seasons playing for the […]

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Phoenix DUI Attorney Ryan Curry wins Super Extreme DUI Case

DUI Attorney Ryan Curry filed a motion in the City of Phoenix Municipal Court which resulted in the dismissal of a Super Extreme DUI case. His client, Mr. F. Ruiz, was pulled over for two separate traffic violations. The police alleged that Mr. Ruiz failed to drive on the right side of the road and […]

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Who Do DUI Attorneys Only Get Breaks When They are DUI Prosecutors?

Why do DUI Attorneys only get breaks when they are DUI Prosecutors? Posted By Phoenix DUI lawyer Nick Alcock. Ask any of the hundreds of DUI attorneys in Phoenix and you will hear the same thing. Your typical DUI defendant gets charged without prosecutors sitting around and deliberating what should happen. People charged with drunk […]

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Tragic Death Involving Az Locals Captivates Coronado, CA

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock Below is a very thorough and well written account of the tragedy that has befallen an Arizona family staying in Coronado, CA this summer. We wish the families involved peace and good blessings during this tragic and trying time. Hopefully more details will emerge and whoever […]

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After Injury in Arizona Shooting, Rep. Giffords makes First Public Appearance

An aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says she appeared in front of a crowd of hundreds at a NASA awards ceremony in Houston. ABC News reported on its website Monday night that Giffords stood up from her wheelchair to hug and kiss her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, after he received the Spaceflight Medal. ABC News […]

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Phoenix Area Accident Injury so Severe, Garners International Attention from UK Media

MESA, AZ: The unnamed 25-year-old was killed when a driver crashed into him in Mesa on June 19. Police had originally thought the motorist had fled the scene with the severed limp attached to the vehicle, but an inspection days later recovered the missing leg from a nearby building. Officers arrested Jose DeJesus Padilla-Rodriguez, who […]

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Arrest made in Mesa, Arizona hit and run ‘missing leg’ case

Posted by: Phoenix, Arizona Injury Attorney Nick Alcock of Alcock & Associates Law Firm MESA, Ariz. —Police in suburban Phoenix say they have made an arrest in a hit-and-run that left a fatally injured man’s severed left leg missing. Police said Tuesday they arrested 26-year-old Jose DeJesus Padillla-Rodriguez, who they suspect was behind the wheel […]

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Native Americans react to verdict in criminal sweat lodge, wrongful death case

Posted by: Personal Injury Attorneys at Alcock & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona They didn’t serve on the jury, weren’t plaintiffs in the case, nor did they watch in the courtroom. But for Native Americans who cleave to rituals passed on by their ancestors, the trial of self-help guru James Arthur Ray mattered. Ray was convicted Wednesday […]

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Phoenix Motorist Testifies in Personal Injury Suit about Horrific Accident

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer, Wrongful Death and Accident Attorney Terry Lauritsen was idling his Ducati motorcycle at a red light on Carefree Highway in north Phoenix when the truck hit him. On Thursday, he testified in Maricopa County Superior Court in the trial of Michael Jakscht, the driver of the truck, which […]

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Hackers show racism, ethnic slurs, and spying on ethnic studies programs by Arizona police

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Attorneys of Alcock & Associates TUCSON — Hackers have once again slammed Arizona police, exposing racism and corruption. On Wednesday, the group Anonymous exposed a second set of data of Arizona police officers, which exposed a school cop targeting diversity studies in Tucson schools. The data also exposes […]

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President Obama Says E-Verify System Needs Work. Immigration Consequences?

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration and Criminal Defense Lawyers, Alcock & Associates Computerworld – The Internet-based E-Verify employment eligibility system can be an important enforcement tool in the fight against illegal immigration, but only if it can be made error-free and reliable, President Obama said on Wednesday. Speaking at a White House press conference on […]

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LULZ Group Hacks DPS records, while DPS downplays effect of the security breach

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney, Nick Alcock The Arizona Department of Public Safety worked Friday to strengthen its computer networks after an international group of hackers exploited a weak spot in the system by accessing the e-mail accounts of eight officers stationed in rural areas of the state. The hacking group Lulz Security, which […]

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Lawyers’ ethics concerns prevail as more Phoenix attorneys open own practices

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer Contrary to the belief that lawyers thrive in troubled times, law firms across the country have laid off thousands of associates and staff members since the beginning of 2009, and entry-level positions for recent law-school grads have become far more scarce and difficult to obtain. As a result, […]

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Goodyear Arizona officers cleared after county attorney decides not to file charges

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer and Attorney Nick Alcock The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office has decided not to file charges against a Goodyear police lieutenant and commander accused of illegally releasing court information about a former colleague. Yavapai Deputy County Attorney Jarrod Long said the case against police Cmdr. Ralph McLaughlin and police […]

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Rockies’ Star Arrested for DUI While on a Drunken Lotto Ticket Run

Just days after the man whom he honors by wearing the number seventeen on the back of his jersey pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI here in Arizona, Colorado Rockies’ superstar first baseman Todd Helton now has one more thing in common with his childhood hero Mark Grace…a drunk driving arrest. The 39-year-old slugger immediately apologized […]

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Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Stealing Purse

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Original article Source: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/08/09/20110809arizona-border-agent-purse-theft.html A Border Patrol agent has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a woman’s purse and using her credit cards to go shopping at a Walmart in Douglas in southeastern Arizona. Douglas police said Tuesday that 32-year-old Agent Teofilo Rodarte of El […]

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Immigration Lawyers Object to Unfair Rules Change

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Attorneys at Alcock & Associates Law Firm Immigration Lawyers Object to Unfair Rules Change Once again local immigration attorneys are bristling another rules change that will make our client’s lives more difficult. Instead of simply going to their local consulate, alien relatives must now mail their I-130 forms to Chicago. […]

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Avoid Accidents and Injury in Arizona by Driving Safely on 4th of July

Posted by: Phoenix Criminal and Accident Injury Attorneys Here is a brief summary of some advice from a Pennsylvanian attorney for staying safe while driving during the holidays: 1.) Before leaving, ensure that your vehicle is in good working order. 2.) Buckle up for safety. 3.) Don’t drink and drive. 4.) Observe speed limits. 5.) […]

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Citizens and Criminal Defense Lawyers Mount Challenges to Red Light Ticket Cameras

Posted by: Attorney Nick Alcock, Phoenix Arizona DUI and Criminal Lawyer In more than 500 cities and towns in 25 states, silent sentries keep watch over intersections, snapping photos and shooting video of drivers who run red lights. The cameras are on the job in metropolises like Houston and Chicago and in small towns like […]

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Assistant to AZ Speaker in possession of Cocaine when arrested for DUI

Posted By: Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law for the DUI lawyers at Alcock & Associates, Phoenix Arizona Victor Riches, chief of staff to Republican Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, had two vials of cocaine in his leased car when police pulled him over last year on suspicion of DUI. Bicycle riders take heed: Riches was […]

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Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Stacey Feldman of Alcock and Associates Shares 5 Common DUI Myths

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona DUI Lawyers, Criminal Attorneys People who are arrested for DUI in Arizona oftentimes rely on misinformation or myths about the legal system. Every day, Phoenix attorney Stacey Feldman speaks with clients who are facing criminal charges and DUI. Here are her top five myths that people commonly have about how the […]

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Over 600 Memorial Day Arrests

Well, I tried to warn you. I would be willing to bet that a lot of those people who got arrested for DUI were pulled over for no reason in particular. Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law DUI Lawyer Alcock & Associates Link to AZ Central article: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2011/05/31/20110531arizona-holiday-dui-arrests.html

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Phoenix Immigration Policy a Concern for MLB? Lawyers and Baseball

Posted by Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law, for the Phoenix, Arizona Immigration Lawyers at Alcock & Associates The Associated Press – Bud Selig likes to call himself a student of history. If so, he’s headed for an “F” on this assignment, and he’s not alone. Rarely passing up a chance to laud baseball as a […]

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Phoenix Immigration Lawyers and Clients might not benefit from New ICE Guidelines

Posted by Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law, for the Phoenix Immigration Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Pro-immigrant lawyers and activists are slamming the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for recently announced policy “changes” that they say will do nothing to improve the way illegal immigrants are being deported. ICE director John Morton is […]

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Georgia Latest in Line of States Following Arizona’s Lead in Passing Harsh Immigration Laws

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Defense Lawyers Five states this year followed Arizona’s lead by passing laws that expanded the powers of local police officers to enforce immigration laws. And although each of the states has tried different approaches, they are seeing the same results. By David Goldman, AP David Barrera, 16, an undocumented immigrant, […]

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Justice Department Attorneys to Review Controversial Alabama Immigration Law

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it is reviewing Alaba­ma’s strict new immigration law and has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss it with state law enforcement officials. “To the extent we find state laws that interfere with the feder­al government’s enforcement of immigration […]

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Immigrant Arizona High School Track Coach Deported, Missed by Those He Helped

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Attorney Nick Alcock PHOENIX – Friends and students of volunteer high school track coach Miguel Aparicio expressed Tuesday their regrets that the 37-year-old Mexican immigrant was deported after more than 20 years in the United States helping young people in his community. Aparicio’s grandmother brought him to the United States […]

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Detained Gay Immigrants Fear for Safety

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Defense Attorneys The assault took place while Ramon Catalan, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was detained by federal immigration authorities in a Pinal County jail. Catalan, a transgender man who lives as a woman, was in a cell when four other immigration detainees began insulting her in Spanish. “One guy […]

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Arizona Gov. Brewer Fights to Keep Immigration Lawsuit Alive

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Defense Attorney PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer has asked a judge to keep alive her lawsuit that accuses the federal government of failing to secure the border and enforce immigration laws. The governor’s lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to deny a request by the U.S. Justice Department […]

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Casey Anthony Acquitted, But What’s Next?

Posted by: Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys Great piece on what lies ahead for Casey Anthony upon release. To read the article in full see the link below. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-07-14-casey-anthony-freed_n.htm?csp=34news Anthony was acquitted July 5 in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, a verdict that sparked outrage from those who thought she was guilty. Scores of […]

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Fox News Corp Hires Top Criminal Defense Lawyers

Interesting article on Fox News Corp’s decision to go after one of the highest profile defense attorneys in the country. Full article below. Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers The News Corporation has hired Brendan V. Sullivan Jr., the prominent white-collar defense lawyer, a person briefed on the matter said. The hiring of Mr. […]

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Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock Donates to Children’s Crisis Nursery

Phoenix Criminal and DUI Attorney Nick Alcock of Alcock & Associates Law Firm Gives Back Posted by: Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock to donate bicycles, toys and sports equipment to the Phoenix Children’s Crisis Nursery. PHOENIX, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — With a forecast calling […]

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Arizona Local, Rapper DMX Ordered to Serve Extra Jailtime Despite Defense Lawyer’s Protests

Posted by: Nick Alcock, Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney DMX has been ordered to stay in jail for an extra week after he was allegedly caught with drugs. The troubled rapper was due to be released today, however, authorities supposedly caught him with illegal substances at a state prison in Yuma, Arizona. TMZ reports that […]

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Orange County Woman Cuts Off Husband’s Penis, Says He Deserved It

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers GARDEN GROVE — A woman is behind bars after police say she poisoned her husband, cut off his penis and threw it in the garbage disposal because he “deserved it.” At about 9 p.m. Monday, officers went to a condominium in the 1400 block of Flower Street after […]

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Bank of America Opposes Arizona Interview of Employees in Criminal Mortgage Case

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Lawyers of Alcock & Associates June 30 (Bloomberg) — Bank of America Corp. opposes a request by the Arizona attorney general’s office to interview former employees as part of a state lawsuit against the bank over mortgage modifications. The state is seeking court approval to conduct interviews […]

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Fireworks laws vary across the Valley, officials concerned about fire potential during Arizona dry season

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers, Alcock & Associates Dozens of fireworks retailers have set up shop across the Southeast Valley, creating easy public access to sparklers, torches, spinners and fountains – most with a patriotic theme in honor of Independence Day. The challenge during this initial Fourth of July weekend […]

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Police Break Up Teen Prostitution Activity at Phoenix Motel

Police have caught and arrested a 30-year-old man they believe was involved in prostituting a runaway juvenile girl he met earlier this month. The victim was allegedly forced to commit sexual acts for cash at the hotel. Joel-Davis Covington, also known as “Cash,” was taken into police custody at a Quality Inn and Suites hotel. […]

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What’s the Difference Between Bond and Bail Anyway?

Posted by Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock: So you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being arrested for a crime and booked into jail. You’ll soon be carted before the judge who gets to decide the terms and conditions of your bail order. This can be a confusing concept for many, even if […]

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Citing Bias, Attorney for George Zimmerman Seeks New Trial Judge to Hear Murder Case

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader accused of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, has filed a motion to disqualify the judge in his case. Zimmerman, 28, claims Judge Kenneth Lester showed bias against him in his recent ruling after a bond hearing. In a motion released on Friday, Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, wrote, […]

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Man Gets Six Years For Sixth DUI in Nine Years

Posted by Phoenix DUI Attorney Nick Alcock: When it comes to persistence, no one can fault 41-year-old Horatio Rodriquez-Martinez, the Chicago man who pleaded guilty recently to his sixth DUI in nine years. If you mathematically factor in the mandatory jail time for repeat offenses, that means he pretty much drove drunk every time he […]

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Assault Jail Time in Arizona: Tips by Attorney Nick Alcock

What you need to know if you’ve been charged with assault in AZ. If you’ve recently been charged with assault in Arizona, you probably have many questions about what to expect from your case. An attorney’s answers to your questions will largely depend on the nature and circumstances of the specific assault charge. Because the […]

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Tempe City Court Location and Tips from Attorney Nick Alcock

Where is Tempe Municipal Court located? The Tempe Municipal Court location is 140 E. 5th Street in downtown Tempe, just two blocks East of Mill Avenue on Fifth Street between the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and the A.S.U. Sun Devil football stadium. As a DUI Attorney, I can say that I enjoy working in this […]

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Immigration Attorneys Fighting to Keep Families Together

Immigration Attorneys Fighting to Keep Families Together One of the primary goals immigration attorneys in removal proceedings have is to keep families together. And a new report indicating that during the first half of 2011, 46,000 parents claiming United States Citizen (USC) children as dependants were deported futher enhances this goal. While Department of Homeland […]

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Phoenix Municipal Court Location and How The Court Works

Where is Phoenix Municipal Court located? The Phoenix Municipal Court location is 300 W. Washington Street in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Because it is critical that you arrive in plenty of time for your court appearance it is highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the specific directions to ensure the most efficient means […]

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Immigration Attorney Darius Amiri on New ICE Public Advocate

Posted by the Immigration Attorneys at Alcock & Associates ICE public advocate a plus Earlier this month, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that Andrew Lorenzon Strait will serve as its public advocate- the first such appointment in the history of ICE. The move is one in a series of steps taken by ICE purportedly to […]

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Aggravated DUI and homicide: DUI Attorney

Posted by DUI attorney Nick Alcock There is a case in Mississippi that pretty much sums up how unfair the law can be when it comes to DUI law. In Gulfport, a man was driving home after consuming some beer. Another car pulled in front of him. The man swerved to avoid an accident. However, […]

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No Refusal Police Policies are Abusive: DUI Attorneys

In Maricopa County, if you are pulled over for a DUI, you have the right to refuse a blood or breath test. If the police have probable cause, they can call a magistrate and ask for a warrant to pull blood. However, we are starting to see a new trend across the nation. The trend–“no […]

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How Close Are We To Immigration Reform?

Following President Obama’s lopsided margin of victory among Hispanic voters in the presidential election Republicans were understandably concerned. After all, the results have many on Capitol Hill beaming with optimism that an immigration overhaul is indeed possible. However, the path to such reform may be far more complicated than you would think, especially since both […]

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Dallas Player Charged With Manslaughter in Teammate’s Death

The night before they were set to hop on a charter flight to Cincinnati to play the Bengals, Dallas Cowboy and former University of Illinois teammates decided to hit the town. After allegedly drinking to the point of intoxication, the Cowboy’s starting nose tackle, Josh Brent, made the extremely poor decision to drive them both […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock on Criminal Procedure and “Reasonable Doubt”

Criminal Lawyer Blog Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock This is a bizarre case. A jury decided that they hadn’t heard enough argument, so they asked the judge to allow the criminal defense attorney and prosecutor another 5 minutes to try to convince them. I have never heard of such a thing, […]

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Criminal Law Judge Accused of Raping Prostitute in NM

You don’t usually see judges in this type of situation, but then again this article goes to show, no matter what position we hold, we are all capable of mistakes and everyone, including officials, is accountable to the law of the land. Let’s hope that in this case justice prevails and that we don’t see […]

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CA Woman Cuts Off Husband’s Penis in Extreme Act of Domestic

We often see domestic violence cases at our law firm. Sometimes its a matter of police interfering on a domestic argument, sometimes neighbors call the authorities during a dispute, and sometimes, like here, there are deep rooted problems between emotionally disturbed individuals that result in horrible incidents such as this. Not to editorialize too much, […]

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All-Star Mark Grace Avoids Prison Time with Plea

Defense attorneys for one very fortunate former major league ball player were able to strike a deal with prosecutors this morning in court that will prevent their client from serving time in a state correctional facility for his actions. Mark Grace, the long time Chicago Cub first baseman who would later go on to help […]

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Bond Redetermination Hearings

Criminal to Immigration Custody: After an arrest has been made and it has been determined that the defendant does not have legal status, or in some cases, after a legal permanent resident has been referred to ICE because they have committed a certain type of crime that triggers their immigration status, ICE will take custody […]

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ICE Agents No Longer Allowed To Barge Into Homes During Raids

Following a slew of lawsuits nationwide accusing immigration officials of violating constitutional rights when they conduct raids on private residences, federal authorities have agreed to establish new policies governing the conduct of immigration officers during raids, including restrictions on how and when agents can enter private homes. These invasive raids have long been a source […]

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New Proposals Being Finalized for Immigration Reform

After last year’s election, when Hispanic voters overwhelmingly backed Mr. Obama’s bid for a second term, there now appears to be broad support in the Senate for a so-called path to citizenship. But the length of the waiting period has continued to be at the heart of the philosophical struggle between Democrats and Republicans. The […]

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Obama Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

In a highly anticipated event that took place at a Las Vegas High School, President Obama emotionally urged the public in supporting bipartisan efforts at immigration reform, appealing both to voters’ pocketbooks and their sentimentality. Obama, who faced much criticism from Latino activists for failing to deliver on a 2008 campaign promise to make overhauling […]

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Sen. Schumer Wants to Revieve Immigration Bill, Affect on Phoenix Immigration Laws?

Very encouraging to see that our elected representatives are not giving up on some type of comprehensive immigration reform. But this has been tried twice under the Obama presidency and both times unsuccessfully. Will the Dream Act finally pass, or is this just pre-election political posturing? Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Immigration Attorneys at Alcock & […]

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MLB All-Stars Irked, But Otherwise Silent on Arizona

PHOENIX – Carlos Beltran offers a weary shrug when asked about immigration. The issue burned throughout baseball last summer, and still rages in the country. But at this All-Star Game, in this controversial state, the sport has decided to turn to sunnier matters. “I am going to be there,” Beltran said last week. Had he […]

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States and Courts at Odds on Immigration Reform, Demonstrating that Change Must Come from Washington

(Reuters) – A year ago, immigrant labor activist Salvador Reza thought Arizona’s tough state immigration crackdown could empty the work site he ran in north Phoenix. But 12 months on, after a federal judge blocked key parts of the law, day laborers still line up from dawn to tout for work, occasionally heckled by protesters […]

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Third Jodi Arias Juror Sent Home Following ‘Extreme DUI’ Arrest

The mystery over why Juror 8 was suddenly dismissed from the bombshell Jodi Arias murder trial just a week before closing arguments begin has been solved with the revelation that he was arrested last week on an extreme DUI charge. The 52-year-old Gilbert resident made no secret of how he spent the past four grueling […]

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Charlie Brown Voice Actor Facing Multiple Felony Charges…Good Grief is Right!

It’s doubtful many out there would know the name of the voice actor who portrayed Charlie Brown in the infamous and much beloved “Peanuts” shows. After all, he was just a child when he provided the iconic voice. However, the now 56-year-old actor turned real-estate agent, whose real name is Peter Robbins, was booked in […]

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Arizona Again Receives National Spotlight When ICE Hauls Family to Jail

The arrest by immigration agents of the mother and brother of a prominent DREAM Act activist during a raid at her Arizona home late last week unleashed a vigorous response on social media bringing new attention to one of the most controversial aspects of the Obama administration’s policies on deportation. Acting on a deportation order […]

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Proposed Gun Control Reform Hits Close to Home in Arizona

After December’s unprecedented amount of gun violence, firearms have been a hot topic in America. Many states (and even our vice president) are pushing for comprehensive gun reform. Here in the Valley, people love guns. Arizona is home to a slew of gun-toting citizens that take pride in their arms. Accordingly, the Grand Canyon State […]

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Supreme Court Has Mixed Feelings Over Warrantless DUI Blood Tests

As law enforcement seeks more flexibility to determine whether a suspected drunk driver is over the limit, the Supreme Court appears clearly divided about whether police can obtain a blood test without a warrant from a judge to determine intoxication levels. The justices are debating among themselves which types of legitimate emergency circumstances such as […]

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Arizona Court Will Keep Marijuana DUI Test

Despite the more than 35,000 people in Arizona holding medical marijuana cards, a Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the right of authorities to prosecute pot smokers in Arizona for driving under the influence even when there is no evidence that they are actually high. Essentially, this means a driver doesn’t have to actually […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Blog: Surprise, Arizona Police Officer Resigns Amid Controversy

Original Article Source: http://www.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/2011/08/16/20110816surprise-police-sergeant-under-investigation-resigns-brk.html#ixzz1VFJGWZiW A former assistant police chief in Surprise who was undergoing a department investigation abruptly resigned Monday. Police officials would not say why Scott Connelly was being investigated…Connelly was demoted to sergeant in January at his request, according to department officials at the time. A former assistant police chief in Surprise who […]

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NTSB Recommends Lowering Legal Limit To Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

Federal accident investigators are recommending that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations […]

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Cardinals’ Daryl Washington Arrested, Domestic Abuse Charges Filed

The promising and supremely talented Daryl Washington may be kicked off the team for good despite his strong emergence on the field in 2012. The embattled inside linebacker was already on suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. That incident alone was going to cost him the first four games of the 2013 regular […]

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ICE Detainee Commits Suicide Inside Infamous Arizona Jail

A Guatemalan woman in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Sunday at the Eloy Detention Center, of an apparent suicide. Twenty four year-old Elsa Guadalupe-Gonzales was found unresponsive in her cell Sunday evening by another detainee, who discovered her hanging. Detention facility staff immediately called 911. Emergency medical technicians responded […]

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Questionable Lab Results in DUI Cases Challenged

The accuracy of blood-testing equipment used by Scottsdale police in DUI cases has recently come under intense scrutiny. In fact, hundreds of DUI cases from the past four years could be called into question if the legal challenge is successful. This could also affect the treatment of forensic evidence in courts throughout Arizona. Eleven felony […]

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Arizona Man Released After More Than 40 Years Behind Bars

It was one of the darkest nights in Tucson’s history when a morbid spectacle of human tragedy unfolded. Just after midnight, a blaze broke out at the prestigious Pioneer Hotel in downtown Tucson. The hotel was filled with eleven stories of guests combined with a lavish Christmas party going on in the grand ballroom. The […]

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How Your Arizona DUI Sentence Can Be Even Tougher Than You Thought

The majority of individuals who reside in Arizona are well aware that we have some of the strictest penalties for DUI offenders in the entire nation. But did you know that Arizona DUI laws carry even harsher punishments for drivers who endanger others beyond just drinking and driving? It goes without saying that if you’re […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock: How Arbitrary Time Limits Hurt Criminal Defendants

How arbitrary time limits hurt criminal defendants. Posted by: Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock In a recent decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has made it tougher on the little guy to get justice. In the case United States v. Aguilar-Reyes, a defendant rightly challenged a sentence that was too long. The District Court […]

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Nick Alcock Criminal Attorney Blog: More Cases that Make Life Harder for Criminal Defendants

More cases that make life harder on criminal defendants: Criminal Attorney Blog By: Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock The “Pinkerton Liability” rule originated from a case in the 40s. In short, and oversimplifying it, it makes a person guilty of all the crimes of a group of conspirators. So a person who supplies a […]

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Car Wash Indictment Shows Need for Immigration Reform

The weekend raids that took place at 16 Danny’s Family Car Wash locations throughout the valley invoked fear among immigrants already on edge by years of relentless enforcement. These events came as the Obama administration treads carefully around the minefield that is immigration enforcement and as an overhaul of the country’s immigration system hangs in […]

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Gambler Dies From Alcohol, Casino Slapped With Huge Wrongful Death Suit

Posted by Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney Nick Alcock: One young man’s night of gambling and heavy drinking three years ago has resulted in a lawsuit alleged to be worth seventy-five million dollars. Family releatives of a Mississippi man are blaming casino employees for causing the gambler’s 2009 death by serving him too much alcohol. The […]

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Criminal Record Expungement; Mistakes Shouldn’t Follow You Forever

Posted by Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock: We’ve all applied for jobs and had to fill out the form application that always has the question about whether you’ve been convicted of a crime. We all also know that checking that box and having to explain is most likely the kiss of death for actually […]

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Former Phoenix Police Officer Arrested for Sex With A Minor

Justin Francis Laclere used to be a police officer with the City of Phoenix. He how is charged with a couple of felony counts that could send him to prison. Let’s look at the law and see what he is facing. Officer Laclere is accused of using a cell phone app to lure the minor. […]

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Glendale City Court Location

Where is Glendale Municipal Court located? The Glendale Municipal Court location is 5711 W. Glendale Avenue. A new building is under construction at the former Larry Miller site at 4701 W. Glendale Ave. The City Court tries criminal and civil traffic violations, as well as non-traffic criminal misdemeanor cases. Among some of the more common […]

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Mesa City Location and Tips by Attorney Nick Alcock

Where is Mesa Municipal Court located? Attorney Nick Alcock describes what to look out for. The Mesa Municipal Court location is 250 East 1st Avenue on the northwest corner of 1st Avenue and Pomeroy Street which is one block South of Main Street and one block West of Mesa Drive. For your convenience, there is […]

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Scottsdale City Court Location and Tips

The Scottsdale City Court location is 3700 N. 75th Street in the city of Scottsdale. Because it is critical that you arrive in plenty of time for your court appearance, be sure that you familiarize yourself with the specific directions to ensure the most efficient means of transportation. It might also be wise to take […]

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Gilbert Municipal Court Location and Tips by Attorney Nick Alcock

Where is Gilbert Municipal Court located? The Gilbert Municipal Court location is 55 E. Civic Center Drive. The cross streets are Gilbert Road and Warner Drive just south of downtown Gilbert. Our team of attorneys handles matters in Gilbert virtually every day. We know the prosecutors, judges and how the system works. It is our […]

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How much does a DUI attorney cost?

How much does a DUI attorney cost–it depends on the way that they bill their clients. As a DUI attorney in Phoenix, I know that the answer also varies by the experience, age and ability of the lawyer. Some newer attorneys may advertise a very low price. When I see this, I know that the […]

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DUI Attorney returns from the jungles of Nicaragua

DUI Attorney Nick Alcock has returned from his medical mission in Nicaragua. Over the course of a week, the team performed over 50 major surgeries. The team also helped another 20 patients with outpatient procedures. Many of the patients had a genetic disorder that causes cleft palates and lips. Without the surgical mission, there was […]

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Arizona’s Medical-Marijuana Law Safe From Federal Action

Phoenix Attorney Nick Alcock clarifies the facts surrounding the recent decision by the Obama Administration not to prosecute individuals who have the right under Arizona state law to carry medical marijuana.

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DREAMers Celebrate Over What New Reform Bill Offers

The Senate immigration reformers commonly referred to as the “Gang of Eight” have filed bipartisan legislation that would put so-called DREAMers on a more generous fast-track to citizenship than any prior legislation. An estimated 2 million such young people have been waiting for such a bill to be passed that would finally grant them legal […]

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IAN MACDONALD’S SECOND DEGREE MURDER CASE SET TO TRIAL IN ARIZONA

Ian MacDonald is getting closer to his day in court. The case, which has been ongoing for over a year now has a trial date set for April 9, 2014. He is currently charged with second degree murder for allegedly stabbing a bouncer at the Scottsdale nightclub Martini Ranch. During the incident, he is accused […]

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Alcock and Associates Plans Huge Advertising Change!

Ok, I’m an attorney and am pretty good at keeping secrets. But I’m having a difficult time keeping this one in the bag. Our firm is about to undergo a big marketing change that will get some attention. Look for a huge outdoor advertising campaign coming soon. I won’t give it all away, but also […]

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Man Allegedly Murders Fellow Inmate To Stay In Prison November 26, 2013Criminal Law, Legal BlogDavid Hadley

More disturbing news out of Florence, Arizona today as we learn that one prisoner’s desire to remain in custody led directly to the killing of his cellmate. Though investigators originally believed the murder was the result of a heated altercation between the two inmates, they are now suggesting his motive was to make sure he […]

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George Zimmerman has a $9,000 bond?

George Zimmerman was rearrested the other day. He was arrested for aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a gun at at his girlfriend. This seems somewhat obvious. But the question on everybody’s mind is, “How could he get such a low bond?” In Arizona, there are plenty of people in jail who are held non-bondable for […]

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Women released for wrongful convictions in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO There is yet another example of innocent people going to prison. Fortunately, for the women involved in this case, justice has finally come. According to the Associated Press, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh and Cassandra Rivera are all due to be released today. Their lawyer, Mike Ware, announced that he had cut a deal […]

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McStay Family Remains Found

Sad news in California. Remains of the two adults in the McStay family were found. The bodies were located in shallow graves. Obviously, foul play was involved in the case. The couples two small children are still unaccounted for. This case is a terrible tragedy, but it also highlights problems with the way that police […]

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Alec Baldwin’s Stalker Trial is Ongoing

Alec Baldwin testified recently in the ongoing stalking trial. Genevieve Sabourin, the defendant, apparently is enjoying the attention she is getting. As a criminal defense attorney, it seems to me that Ms. Sabourin’s case demonstrates the difficult time the justice system has with these types of cases. Ms. Sabourin has been removed from the courtroom […]

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Ryan Ferguson Released from Custody

Ryan Ferguson was released from custody ten years after his murder conviction. His conviction spotlights a number of issues regarding murder trials in the U.S. Specifically, how jurors can get things very wrong. One of those jurors is not remorseful, stating, according to ABC news that they were wrong to rely so heavily on the […]

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Huge Changes for abogadophoenixaz.com

Our Attorneys are busy drafting new content for our Spanish language website as we speak. Look for new videos and testimonials from happy clients. We also linked to abogadoaz.com which has all the episodes of our TV Show Corazon De Hispano. At Alcock & Associates, we want our online properties to be as informational and […]

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DUI Attorney Video: Lamar Odom arrested for DUI

NBA Player Lamar Odom Arrested for DUI in California. He is learning the hard way that declining a blood test means losing your license for a year. DUI attorney Nick Alcock explains how it works in Arizona.

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DUI tests thrown out in Scottsdale, hundreds of cases affected

VIDEO: DUI attorney Nick Alcock discusses cases thrown out by Scottsdale Judge Berstein. Call 602-989-5000 for any questions

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Asu’s first weekend of the semester nets 486 arrests

Looks like the Tempe Police have been very busy. There were 1,812 traffic stops the first weekend of the semester at Arizona State University

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2013 Nationwide DUI Crackdown Begins Today

Law enforcement officials from across the country are readying to be out in full force over the next several weeks to help reduce drunk driving. Beginning today, the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program will kick off – to include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and create a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving […]

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Medical Marijuana Legalization At Odds With Arizona’s DUI Laws

One of the biggest issues for states that have legalized medical marijuana laws has been determining how much of the drug a person can have in his system and legally drive. Unfortunately for medical marijuana patients in Arizona, confusion and loopholes surrounding the state’s medical marijuana law has indirectly forced some to choose between using […]

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Attorney General Outlines New Drug Sentencing Reforms

The Justice Department will avoid charging certain low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimums. Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that the policy shift will allow certain defendants — those without ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels — to avoid mandatory minimum sentences. Holder also announced that the Justice […]

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Court Ruling Recognizes Unique Human Element in DUI Cases

Defense attorneys have always had the opportunity to rebut the accuracy of breathalyzer readings. Now that path of attack can include physiological variables giving criminal defense attorneys whose clients are charged with drunk driving a new defense strategy. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled this week that those charged with DUI may present evidence to jurors […]

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DOMA Ruling Helps LGBT Couples in Immigration Despair

Gay marriage and immigration are inextricably intertwined. So when the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, it also solved one of the thorniest dilemmas facing Congress: whether and how to give same-sex couples access to immigration benefits. The Supreme Court has finally decided to extend federal […]

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Sheriff Arpaio Reluctantly Suspends Immigration Crackdown Efforts

Last month’s landmark federal court ruling has proven to be a big blow to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the movement for more local immigration enforcement. In the wake of the judge’s decision that the sheriff’s office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols, Arpaio has, at least, temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts. […]

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Expect Enhanced Sentencing If Your DUI Caused An Injury

In Arizona, a routine drunken driving charge in and of itself can be a scary proposition to face. Any DUI attorney in this state will tell you with certainty that, if convicted, you are guaranteed some steep penalties including heavy fines, license suspension and at least some period of jail time. However, if the impaired […]

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