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Disorderly Conduct in Scottsdale

Disorderly Conduct in Scottsdale One of the most common offenses we see in Scottsdale is Disorderly Conduct. A Disorderly Conduct Charge generally arises out of an act that someone commits while they are at a club or a bar. The challenging aspect of Disorderly Conduct is that it’s a subjective charge. Arizona law vaguely criminalizes

Alcohol-Related Offenses on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has become much more than a religious feast day to honor St. Patrick. Green apparel, drinks, and decorations are in abundance, especially in alcohol establishments; making it a festival of alcohol consumption that rivals many other holidays throughout the year. It’s no surprise that with so many parties on March 17th arrests

Chandler Minor in Consumption of Alcohol Lawyer

Chandler Minor in Consumption of Alcohol Lawyer There are two places in Chandler where our clients receive Minor in Consumption of Alcohol citations – either in downtown Chandler or they are Arizona State University Students and their case has been assigned to the University Lakes Justice Court, which is in Chandler, Arizona. There are two

Alcohol-Related Arrests Increase During Spring Training in Arizona 

MLB spring training will begin in the end of February and include 15 Cactus League teams playing at various stadiums in Arizona. Spring training brings thousands of people to Tempe or Scottsdale to enjoy the beginning of baseball and to join in the many events. Often, there is tandem alcohol consumption with the celebrations, which

Charges for Underage Drinking During the Phoenix Open

The Phoenix Open is a fun-filled event for spectators of all ages. From the 29th of January to the 04th of February, visitors to the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, Arizona, can enjoy watching top-level golf from the stars of the sport. There is plenty more by the way of entertainment with various events taking

DUI Patrols at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a yearly golfing event that was created to provide funding for a number of nominated environmental charity organizations. The tournament attracts visitors from all over the state of Arizona and beyond. The event begins on the 29th of January and ends on the 4th of February. During that time

How to Get your Arizona Case Expunged

How to Get your Arizona Case Expunged Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to have an Arizona criminal conviction expunged.  Many other states allow a judge to completely expunge a court record after a certain amount of years have passed.  Although Arizona may not have an ability to expunge a case or conviction, we do have

Gilbert, Arizona Criminal Defense Law Firm

Gilbert, Arizona Criminal Defense Law Firm Hardworking, dedication and experience are words used to describe the criminal defense lawyers at Matthew Lopez Law.  Choosing the right law firm to help you get through a difficult time in your life is a very difficult decision.  Not only do our lawyers have a tremendous amount of aggressive

Minor in Consumption of Alcohol (MIC) in Gilbert, AZ

Minor in Consumption of Alcohol in Gilbert, AZ For those of us who are well over 21, we wish we were still carded when we order alcohol or go to a bar.  For those who are under 21, they can’t wait to turn of age so they can get into the bar.  With so many

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Gilbert, Arizona

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Gilbert Domestic violence doesn’t always mean exactly what most people think.  There is a common misconception that to be charged with domestic violence, a person has to actually be physical with a wife or girlfriend.  The reality is, it really isn’t a specific charge.  Domestic violence is a designation that can

Gilbert, Arizona DUI Lawyer

Gilbert DUI Lawyer As the owner of a very successful criminal defense law practice, I can tell you that DUIs are one of the most misunderstood practice areas.   Everyone thinks they know something about Arizona DUI laws. These beliefs are held by lawyers and non-lawyers alike. With respect to lawyers, I’ve noticed that new lawyers,

Gilbert, Arizona Disorderly Conduct Attorney

Disorderly conduct is one of the most unfairly ambiguous charges a person could face. In my experience, clients are charged with disorderly conduct when the police can’t think of anything else to charge them with. It’s sort of a catchall charge. Because Gilbert’s downtown is growing with more and more bars and restaurants, we’re seeing

Gilbert Urinating in Public Lawyer

Ever since Dierks Bentley Whiskey opened its Gilbert location, my office has been inundated with phone calls The calls are generally for lower level misdemeanor offenses, including assault, disorderly conduct, minor in consumption of alcohol and minor in possession of alcohol. With all these offenses, it occurred to us, we are already one of the

DUI Arrests Increase in Parker, Arizona

Anyone who has been to Parker, Arizona knows the fun that comes with hanging out at the river and enjoying the sun. There are parties everywhere, great weather and beautiful people. If you’re tired with the hustle and bustle, a trip to Parker is a great escape. The issue our lawyers see in in Parker,

Having Your Conviction Set Aside is Easy

Get Your Conviction Set Aside I understand, once upon a time you committed an act that you aren’t proud of, now you’re worried that it’s going to affect your career or educational opportunities. The million dollar question is, what can you do to clean up your record? If this is your question, we are your

Casa Grande Criminal Speeding Ticket Lawyer You Need To Call

Casa Grande Criminal Speeding Ticket Lawyer You Need To Call Have you ever been driving to Phoenix or Tucson and lost track of your speed?  Don’t worry, it has happened to all of us.  I’ll be honest, as a lawyer who travels across the entire State of Arizona providing clients with award winning criminal defense

West Mesa Justice Court Speeding Ticket Lawyer

West Mesa Justice Court Criminal Speeding The West Mesa Justice Court is a very busy court involving Criminal Speeding Tickets. This is because the court has jurisdiction over portions of Arizona State Route 101 (“Loop 101”) and State Route 87 (“Beeline Highway”). The Arizona Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) and the Salt River Police Department

Getting in Fights At Tempe Bars Lead to Assault Charges

Getting in Fights Outside of Mill Avenue Bar Leads to Assault Charge This morning, we represented two young men who were partying on Mill Ave in Tempe, Arizona and received charges for assault, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. The fact patterns for these types of cases are generally all the same. Client goes to a

Text Messages Lead to Threatening and Intimidating Charges in Mesa

Can A Person Really Be Charged With Threatening and Intimidating Believe it or not, it is against the law to verbally threaten or intimidate someone.  Arizona law criminalizes language that threatens bodily harm or damage to another’s property.  Language like this is not protected free speech.  In most cases, threatening and intimidating is classified as

Gilbert DUI Leads to Probation Violation

What You Need to Do For Probation Revocation at Gilbert Court Gilbert Court can be one of the strictest courts in Arizona for DUIs. As I’m writing this, I’m in court waiting for my client’s case to be called. Without giving away attorney client privilege, I will give you the general facts. Three years ago, my