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Prior Convictions Are an Element of Felony Shoplifting in Arizona Law

Prior convictions are an element of the crime of felony shoplifting in Arizona law; shoplifting priors are not sentencing enhancements therefore bifurcating the trial was

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Parenting Plan in Child Custody Modification with Addiction Recovery for Mom

Parenting plan agreement with parenting time and legal decision-making terms adopted by court. Mother ordered into addiction recovery in post-decree child custody modification; with discovery

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Breath Tests Taken Before Defendant Contacted Counsel in Aggravated DUI

In this Arizona criminal case, defendant was convicted of aggravated DUI. He appealed his conviction, arguing the trial court erred in denying his motion to

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Arizona Medical Marijuana Card Affirmative Defense to Drug DUI

Defendants were medical marijuana cardholders convicted of drug DUI for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana or its metabolite. Were defendants

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ASRS Lacked Authority to Limit Former Spouse’s QDRO Preserved Survivor Benefit

Former wife’s rights to survivor benefits of retired former husband were preserved by a valid QDRO and Arizona State Retirement System had no statutory authority

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Combined Child Support Worksheets Inflated Father’s Obligation

In this post-divorce child support modification case involving an unusual parenting arrangement, combining two separate child support worksheets for three children was not contemplated by

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Marijuana Admission for TASC Drug Treatment Program Was Evidence at Criminal Trial

In this marijuana possession case, the statement made by defendant in order to participate in Maricopa County’s Treatment Assessment Screening Center (TASC) deferred prosecution program

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Arizona Medical Blood Draw Exception to Warrant Requirement in DUI Case

In a DUI case, Arizona’s highest court clarified application of the medical blood draw exception to the warrant requirement where an injured DUI suspect resisted

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Reflections on What Makes a Marriage Work

In our March family law newsletter, we offer some special insight into marriage and what makes the legal team at Stewart Law Group tick. Take

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LLC Operating Agreement with Arbitration Was Postnuptial Agreement

In this consolidated divorce action, an LLC operating agreement with an arbitration provision was found to be a postnuptial agreement affecting a spouse’s separate property.

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