Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Most Common Tax Mistakes We All Make

More and more people are choosing to file their own taxes each year. While the advent of online resources has streamlined the filing process, it’s also opened the door to many costly mistakes across tax returns throughout the US. Here are the most common tax mistakes to consider before you file. Filing on time Your taxes are due on April 15th unless you’ve filed for an extension. Don’t wait until the last minute to file your taxes, especially if you’re … Read More

What Happens If You Are Accused of a Crime While Visiting Another State?

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, there are always difficulties and hardships to overcome. Being accused of a crime out of your home state or permanent residence, however, can be even more difficult. As always, there are important things to understand when dealing with crime, especially when dealing with an out-of-state charge. Jurisdiction One of the first and most important things to understand about being charged with a crime out of your home state … Read More

Fast Facts on AZ Hit and Run Laws

Fleeing the scene of an accident you caused, otherwise known as a hit and run, is a serious crime in the state of Arizona. Panic can overtake legal responsibility in the blink of an eye, bringing with it many criminal penalties. Hit and run is characterized as incidents in which individuals fail to immediately stop and provide information or assistance following an accident. The penalties can range from suspended licenses all the way to felonies with several years of required … Read More

Wrongful Death: What You Need To Know

When a person dies due to the fault of another person or entity, the surviving members of the family may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit to the courts. Wrongful death suits seek financial compensation for the survivors’ loss, such as wages lost from the deceased, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses. Wrongful death claims arise when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person or entity. The right to file a wrongful death lawsuit … Read More

Reactions to Governor Brewer’s Veto of SB 1062

Last Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, Arizona Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses the right to deny services to gay and lesbian patrons on the basis of the religious beliefs of business owners. In her statement regarding the decision to veto SB 1062, Governor Brewer noted that she had “not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated… The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative … Read More