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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Phoenix's Loose Grip on Gun Laws Seems To Be Working

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Jan 12, 2016

    Recently, Phoenix police departments stated that in 2015, only 113 murders occurred in the city. Reports show that this number is the lowest it has been over the last three decades. Many sources are stating this is because Phoenix has the least amount of gun laws and the highest rate of firearm ownership despite the fact that Phoenix is the largest city in the United States. Chicago, on the other ...
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  • The Importance of a DUI Defense Attorney

    Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Nov 19, 2015

    Arrested? Take Immediate Legal Action! If you have been accused of DUI in Phoenix, you are undoubtedly aware of the serious situation you are currently facing. Depending on a variety of factors, such as your criminal history or if an injury was caused, you could be seriously penalized by prosecutors. Refusing to take a breathalyzer or chemical test at the scene could also result in harsh ...
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