Criminal Law Blog Posts

What is a Felony?

In criminal law, a felony is considered to be the most serious type of violent and non-violent criminal offense. If a person is convicted of a felony, he or she will likely suffer significant legal consequences and reduced rights as a U.S. citizen. If… Read More

FAQs about Criminal Law

The Phillips Law Group criminal defense attorneys provide experienced representation for those facing criminal charges. It is important to remember that even if you have been arrested and charged for a crime, that does not mean a guilty conviction. Dealing… Read More

Kmart Whistleblower Receives $300K Settlement

Mark Kirsch, the former Kmart employee who blew the whistle on the retail giants unethical dealings with the U.S. Government, was awarded over $309,687 in settlement compensation, according to a press release from the FBI on October 21. Kirsch alleged… Read More

Police Seeking Hit & Run Driver

The Glendale Police Department is seeking the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that left one boy injured. On Tuesday, July 30th a 12-year-old boy was riding his bicycle just before 7 p.m. near 45th Avenue and Mountain View Road when he was struck… Read More

Man Holds Knife to Babys Throat After Argument

After being charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, and attempt of murder, a 22 year old man would hold a knife to his 8-month old babys throat and injure his girlfriend with a knife, after his girlfriend, and babys mother, argued about ending… Read More

Hospice of AZ Settles $12 M Whistle-Blower Lawsuit

BALTIMORE (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a hospice company in Arizona has agreed to pay $12 million to settle allegations that the company submitted Medicare claims for patients who did not have a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less. The U.S. Attorney's… Read More

Border Patrol in Southern Arizona

The United States Border Patrol had their hands full on October 11, 2012. After a group of Mexicans were throwing rocks to the U.S. from across the border, the U.S. Border Patrol was forced to respond. One of the agents opened fire on the rock throwers. The… Read More

Phoenix Legal Rights Guide - Your Best Defense

If you are facing the prospect of being prosecuted for a crime, you're obviously dealing with one of the most intense struggles of your lifetime. The government is a strong adversary, and when the process of building a case against you begins, it will… Read More

Clearing Your Arizona Criminal Record

When someone is convicted of a crime in Arizona, he or she faces the difficult possibility of having that criminal history attach to their past in such a way that it could limit the opportunity to move forward after the price has been paid. Fortunately,… Read More

Remaining Calm If You Have Been Charged With a Crime

When someone is faced with being prosecuted for a crime in Phoenix or anywhere in Arizona, he or she begins the process of dealing with an incredibly formidable foe in the government and the prosecutors whose job it is to obtain convictions. The most… Read More

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