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  • The Dangers of Defective Airbags

    Posted By The Dangers of Defective Airbags || Feb 8, 2017

    Over the past several years, there has been unprecedented coverage on defective airbags, particularly those manufactured by Takata Corporation. These airbags, like others, were defectively designed in a way that made them inherently unsafe and prone to causing devastating injuries to drivers and passengers, as well as numerous reported deaths, upon deployment. Although airbags are one of the most ...
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  • If I Passed Field Sobriety Tests, Why Was I Still Arrested?

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Feb 2, 2017

    At Salvador Phillips, PLLC, our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys have represented many clients who were charged with driving under the influence. While all cases are unique and concern their own set of facts and circumstances, we hear recurring concerns from clients that they passed field sobriety tests, but were still arrested. Often, they ask us if that means they have a valid defense against ...
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  • Arizona Law Enforcement Clears $200 Million Over 5 Years Using Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Jan 31, 2017

    Civil asset forfeiture is a tactic used by law enforcement agencies to seize the property of individuals who are suspected of being involved in criminal activity. Although it was designed to be used against big-time criminals and defund the ill-gotten gains of organized crime, civil asset forfeiture has become an increasingly popular tool for law enforcement agencies to make money and subsidize ...
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  • After an Arrest: 4 Things to Remember

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Jan 20, 2017

    Being stopped, questioned, or arrested by law enforcement is not an easy experience. Although there is plenty cause to lose your cool, remaining calm, remembering your rights, and focusing on a few key points can greatly benefit you and your future potential case should charges be levied against you. Because we work with many individuals who have been arrested and charged with crimes, our criminal ...
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  • Phoenix Attorney Matt Hilscher Recognized by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Jan 18, 2017

    Salvador Phillips, PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Matt Hilscher has been selected for inclusion as a member of The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys with distinction in the 2016 Top Ten Ranking. This is a significant achievement that speaks volumes about Matt’s legal acumen and his continued success in representing clients charged with a wide range of crimes, including the ...
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  • 4 Winter Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Dec 13, 2016

    Winter is a great time of year to enjoy the weather via joy riding on the open roads. However, the winter season can be a hazardous time when roads become slick due to rain or ice. Because driving has become an inevitable responsibility in most people’s lives, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected. To remain safe, keep the following safety tips in mind: Tip 1: Prep Your Vehicle To ...
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  • DUI Enhancements: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Nov 1, 2016

    Arizona law makes driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs illegal and cause for serious penalties. In many cases, drivers accused of DUI will face misdemeanor charges which, depending on the nature of the crime, can lead to penalties that include court-ordered fines and fees, mandatory classes, license penalties, and not more than a year in jail. In the most serious cases, DUIs can be ...
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  • Understanding the 3 Elements of a Breach of Contract

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Oct 18, 2016

    Most people, in their adult lives, have signed a contract at least once. Many have heard that it is important to read the fine-print closely. But, have you ever wondered the importance of actually taking the time to do so? This is due to the amount of weight that a contract can carry. A contract is a promise that can be legally enforced. Generally, contracts are used when a person purchases a ...
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  • Understanding Comparative Negligence

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Oct 11, 2016

    Arizona laws follow the doctrine of comparative negligence. Under these laws, an injured person is permitted to recover compensation if she or he is 99% at fault for the accident. Then, the plaintiff’s monetary damages are reduced by the amount in which she or he is at fault. However, the state laws block any kind of recovery by the plaintiff if she or he intentionally contributed to or caused the ...
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  • Understanding the Right to Remain Silent

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Aug 3, 2016

    In most cases, the criminal process starts with a stop or an arrest. A police officer only has the right to arrest a person if they have probable cause to believe the individual committed a felony, have witnessed the individual commit a misdemeanor crime, or has found that there is a warrant for the individual’s arrest. No matter what reason the officer may have, it is important that the ...
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  • After a Car Accident: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Jun 27, 2016

    Car accidents are unexpected and frightening experiences, which is why it isn’t always easy to stay calm and remember the steps you should take to protect yourself. Because what you do after an accident can have a tremendous impact on your health and the strength of your future personal injury claim should you choose to file one, it is important to do what you can to stay calm and remember a few ...
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  • Can I Get in Trouble for Possessing Adderall?

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Jun 7, 2016

    Adderall is a drug that is widely prescribed to treat the symptoms of ADHD, but it is only legal with a valid prescription. While useful to control symptoms in people with a legitimate medical need, more people in recent years have taken to using stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin for other purposes, including as a study aid or to stimulate mood. Adderall has become popular among young people, ...
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  • Salvador Phillips, PLLC Has a New Office Location!

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || May 1, 2016

    The Phoenix attorneys at Salvador Phillips, PLLC is pleased to announce that we are moving to a new office location in Phoenix! We are thrilled that our full service boutique law firm will be more accessible and convenient for our clients, and look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations. We look forward to meeting with you at our new office, located at: 2 N. Central Ave, Suite 1130 ...
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  • Stay Connected with Salvador Phillips, PLLC

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Apr 15, 2016

    At Salvador Phillips, PLLC, we take pride in providing individuals, families, and businesses across Phoenix and the state of Arizona with representation that unites a small firm feel with big firm results. This means we place a priority on working personally with all clients, making their interests our interests, and creating customized, cost-efficient legal strategies that produce the best ...
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  • What are Extreme DUIs and Super Extreme DUIs in Arizona?

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Mar 21, 2016

    The majority of people understand the definition of a DUI charge and the penalties and fines a person can face if convicted of a DUI charge in Arizona. However, less publicized DUI charges exist. In fact, there are such things as Extreme DUIs and Super Extreme DUIs in Arizona. To help you understand what these charges are, and the penalties and charges a person may face if accused of such charges, ...
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