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Arizona Estate Planning Attorneys

Posted on: April 16th, 2016 by Dana Hogle

As Arizona lawyers, we often get asked by out clients to assist them with their estate planning needs.

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process, undertaken before your death, of ensuring that your money and property are given away as you would like. Without estate planning, you have no say in who inherits your money, your family may have to pay taxes, and probate could be more complicated and time-consuming than is necessary. The most common tools used in estate planning are wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills. Other specialized tools may be used to avoid probate. An Arizona estate planning attorney can assist you with setting up the appropriate documents to ensure that your family and assets are protected.

Estate planning can be a complex process that requires legal knowledge and informed decision-making. Do-at-home kits are available from a number of sources, but they may not be accurate or sufficient for your needs. Forms can be found at office supply stores, or can be purchased on the Internet. We do not recommend using a credit card for purchase from within our training center as the transaction is not secure.

Should you feel the need to discuss these issues with an estate planning lawyer in Arizona we recommend you contact one of the two Arizona Law Firms.

Phoenix Estate Planning Law Firm
1 E Washington St #500
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 900-1750

Brown and Jensen Law Frim
7255 E Hampton Ave #127
Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 588-0898

Arizona HOV Lane Penalties – Phoenix HOV Lane Attorney

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by Dana Hogle
Arizona HOV Lane Ticket Attorney

(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)

Have you ever wondered what the a ticket for driving in the carpool lane is? Well, the State of Arizona is beefing up their enforcement of single drivers in the carpool lane. As of this month Arizona State officials are making it clear for motorists what the penalty if they violate the restrictions on the use of the high-occupancy vehicle lane in the Phoenix-area freeways.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be installing more than 250 signs on Phoenix freeways to help inform and remind drivers what the penalty for HOV lane cheaters. If you are having problems sleeping tonight you can read the Arizona State law about HOV lane use. Here is the LINK. Where available HOV lanes on Arizona freeways have restrictions. Those are from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. During these period, us of the HOV lanes are limited to vehicles carrying two or more people or if the vehicle has a “Clean Air” or “Blue Sky” license plate. Motorcycles and buses are also allowed to use HOV lanes during the restricted periods.

There are a few defenses that can be made by a Phoenix criminal defense attorney to fight your DUI charges. Contact one of our Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys for a consultation about your charges.

The Hogle Firm
1 E Washington St #500
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(480) 757-7788

‘Operation Grinch Stopper 2015’ in Arizona from the US Marshals

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 by Dana Hogle

criminal defense attorney fights the US marshalsPhoenix, AZ – From December 8th – 10th, the U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona, along with 38 partnering state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, conducted “Operation Grinch Stopper 2015.” The operation focused on fugitives wanted for outstanding arrest warrants for property crimes to include robbery, burglary, theft, larceny and drugs. This operation resulted in the arrest of 205 fugitives statewide.

Operation Grinch Stopper was created in response to the November 18, 2012 shooting of Tucson Police Sgt. Robert Carpenter who was non-fatally shot during a response to a burglary alarm. This tragedy inspired the U.S. Marshals in Arizona to impact property crimes which are known to increase during the holiday season thereby enhancing public safety and improving the quality of life in our communities.

“This annual statewide three day fugitive operation, worked in conjunction with our state and local police enforcement partners, is designed to make for a safer Christmas and holiday season,” stated David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. “Experience has shown that property and drug crimes go hand-in-hand and fugitives will take advantage of the busy shopping season to prey upon our communities. Our goal in the arrest of fugitives was to reduce the number of “Grinches” whose aim is to “steal Christmas”.

Operation Grinch Stopper also concentrated on drug crimes due to the correlation between property crimes and illicit drug use. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, offenders convicted of robbery, burglary, and larceny/theft were most likely to commit their offenses to obtain money to buy drugs.

Since its creation in 2012, Grinch Stopper operations have resulted in 701 arrests and 918 warrants cleared. The goal behind this enforcement initiative is to identify, locate and arrest subjects who have a history of property offenses. The intent is that this effort will aid in the prevention of additional property offenses, which historically increase during the holiday season.

“Operation Grinch Stopper is an excellent example of the law enforcement community partnering in a cooperative effort to positively impact our communities,” said Chief Sean Duggan of the Chandler Police Department. “Law enforcement agencies share resources to provide more efficient service and a safer community where our citizens live, work and thrive.”

Now in its fourth year, Operation Grinch Stopper continues to be a success netting 205 arrests in Arizona and clearing 227 warrants, with 161 arrests in Phoenix, 33 arrests in Tucson, and 11 arrests in Yuma. While property crimes were the objective of this operation, during their investigation officers also arrested 14 assault suspects, 12 sex offenders and 2 suspects wanted for sex crimes against children.

Those apprehended during the enforcement operation included the following:

  • James Thompson, 27, was arrested in Mesa on December 9th on a Felony Parole Violation warrant. Thompson’s underlying charges include Armed Robbery and Trafficking Stolen Goods, for which he served five years in prison. When Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force members initiated contact with Thompson, he attempted to hide and ignored commands while shouting expletives at officers. Officers were forced to tase Thompson, after which he quickly complied and was taken into custody.
  • Michael Francis, 27, was located and arrested on December 9th in Tucson, Arizona. Francis was wanted for Parole Violation stemming from a conviction for two counts of Burglary in 2012 for which he was sentenced to three years in prison. In addition, Francis was also wanted on Disorderly Conduct for Domestic Violence. As Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force members approached his residence, a large aggressive dog was unleashed from the front door. Francis then emerged from underneath the trailer home, leading officers on a brief foot pursuit. Francis was quickly apprehended and taken into custody without further incident.

While property crimes are what most of these subjects have in common, law enforcement officers participating in Operation Grinch Stopper often encounter individuals wanted for more violent crimes such as:

  • Fabian Flores, 24, was located and arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on December 9th. Flores was wanted on a Probation Violation warrant with underlying charges of Aggravated Assault. Flores, who has a lengthy criminal history to include Assault, Weapons Misconduct, and Drugs was contacted by Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force members and immediately refused to comply with officer commands by becoming combative and resisting arrest despite being tased by officers. Flores, a prohibited possessor, subsequently complied and was taken into custody where he was found to be in possession of a .45 caliber handgun, ammunition and $9,322.00 in cash.

“The Oro Valley Police Department is proud to work with the U.S. Marshals Service every year on Operation Grinch Stopper,” said Chief Daniel Sharp of the Oro Valley Police Department. “Regional cooperation is essential to deploying multiple resources in combating crime.”

“Operation Grinch Stopper is a great opportunity to bring multiple agencies together to serve our community,” said Chief John Lekan of the Yuma Police Department. “Only through our combined partnerships with these federal agencies can we truly create safer communities.”

“I commend the U.S. Marshals Service and our law enforcement partners for apprehending these suspects and providing us an opportunity to hold them accountable,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “Operation Grinch Stopper will not only help us continue to drive down Arizona’s property crime rate but deter others from engaging in this type of criminal activity.”

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.



Why We Are Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Dana Hogle

There is no question that indigent defense and inadequate lawyers are among the biggest contributors to wrongful convictions … This has enormous impact on public safety. Because whenever there is a wrongful conviction, the person who really committed the crime is still out there.

That is why we strive to be the best criminal defense attorneys in Arizona.

Here is one of the many examples:

For more information contact one of our lawyers at one of our East Valley locations.

The Hogle Firm
1013 S. Stapley Dr.
Mesa AZ 85204
(480) 999-5334

The Hogle Firm
4365 E. Pecos Rd #130
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 442-3085

People Should Only Be Charged When There is Clearly a Crime

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by Dana Hogle

Almost everyday we find ourselves as Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys helping those who have been charged with a crime, when there really wasn’t a crime committed.

If you have questions please contact us.

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Thinking of Using a Public Defender – Watch This – Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Dana Hogle

Posted on: November 18th, 2015 by Dana Hogle

If you have been charged with committing a crime in Arizona, Talk to Arizona’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dana Hogle before you use a public defender.

The Hogle Firm
1013 S. Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 999-5334

The Hogle Firm
4365 E. Pecos Rd #130
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 442-3085

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