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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Arizona on
Q: I have not filed personal income taxes in 11 years. (all from working regular jobs)

I have not filed personal income taxes in around 11 years. At first is because I owed knew that I was going to owe a few hundred dollars, then I left it for the following year and then the following year and I know that I may owe between 7 to 10 thousand dollars. Now, I've been doing a lot of... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Oct 15, 2019

See if you qualify for assistance from a law income taxpayer clinic in your area. It is impossible for us to give you the best advice without a lot more detail. Here is a link for more information on the clinics.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: I got injured on the job 30ft fall. I’m on workman’s Comp. Is there a case for not supplying safety equipment.

Broke foot, pelvis, arm, L4&5, and dislocated shoulder. Company didn’t offer safety harness. Which they have implemented now after my accident. Also concerned about my future that I might not be able to return to the position and future pain and surgery and loss of mobility.

Freddy Saavedra
Freddy Saavedra answered on Oct 15, 2019

To address your first question, in Arizona an injured employee who is receiving worker's compensation benefits is normally barred from bringing a personal injury claim against his employer. While it is possible for said employee to bring a lawsuit against his employer, these lawsuits are very rare... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Arizona on
Q: If there is a death that looks like suicide is there an autopsy
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2019

An Arizona attorney could best advise about the conditions that govern autopsies and the grounds for next-of-kin objecting, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in civil cases, if determining the cause of death is necessary as evidence in a life insurance policy (or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: Does a former AAG (now public defender) create constitutional liability practicing concurrently opposite prior client?

Is it unlawful (and unethical) for a current AAG to switch sides (concurrently), while continuing to practice in same exact jurisdiction/court room - opposite former colleages & client - now defending clientele he would have formerly prosecuted? Does this not present multiple constitutional... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 11, 2019

You already asked this same question and received an answer.

If an attorney here says no, are you going to drop it?

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: Is there a perceived or actual conflict of interest resulting from a former prosecutor turned legal defender?

Recently a case was assigned to a public defender (former prosecutor) to defend a man whos father had been prosecuted successfully by the same attorney many years prior. The son's case is not of the same charges as his father's prior case, however, the attorney remains in the same jurisdiction,... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 11, 2019

This is a wonderful academic question.

If your son feels the attorney is in conflict, then he should voice it to the judge.

If no action is taken, then he can send a request to the judge.

If an attorney here said there is nothing wrong, would you just drop the subject?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: He has 1 felony conviction and just got charged with 3 new felony charges how much time is he looking at

He is currently on probation for the first felony

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

I give uo. What charges? What probation?

He should ask his kawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: My fiancé is incarcerated in flagstaff Arizona he was realeased and rearrested for a different charge the new charge

Bringing drugs in a facility for sale but the charges are bull when he kept the previous court date they didn’t have any file that charge was a pen shaft with drug residue they searched without permission are probable cause

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing. There is no question

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Arizona on
Q: Property Taxes ??

My sister and I own 5 acres of farmland in McFarland, CA. we inherited from my Father’s estate in 2009 he passed away in 2007. I live in Tucson, AZ. I’ve been paying the property tax for 12 years and my sister who lives in CA. just ignores all of my attempts for her to pay her share. I once... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Oct 10, 2019

Sue for partition or liquidate.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: My husband was just picked up on a warrant for an aggravated DUI that he did not even know about.

Arizona. Advice please.

What is statue of limitations?

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Oct 9, 2019

There was likely a medical blood draw that was used by police to determine the presence of alcohol and/or drugs. Normally a single vehicle collision on its own will not be sufficient to be allege the DUI as aggravated so more information would be needed. The best advice I can give is to consult a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: A search warrant was served on my residence after a tenant of mine sold Fentanyl to an undercover.

The warrant covered a useable amount of Fentanyl,items used to smoke or ingest fentanyl,and items to weigh or package fentanyl,and U.S currency. The police seized a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine and charged me with paraphernalia and the meth that was in the pipe. Is it legal? Considering it... Read more »

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 7, 2019

Thanks for the question. You and your tenant are in a sticky situation. Challenging a warrant is a difficult process and is very fact driven. You need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Most lawyers on Justia, including myself, offer free initial consultations. Set one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: How do l find case law on a stair slip and fall onto rocks. The landlord failed clear property from hazardous materials.

The landlord was on notice by the Country club home owners association l find out by asking for rental agreement. A letter was in the file and l assume there is an agreement.

Freddy Saavedra
Freddy Saavedra answered on Oct 5, 2019

Hello, it appears that you are searching for case law to support a claim for premise liability stemming from a slip and fall injury on stairs. I do not know if you will be able to obtain case law specific to the facts of the current situation, but there is existing case law which addresses when a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: I got a suspension order because I fail my road test? I'm not even a licensed driver?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 3, 2019

You answered your own question

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I petition my fiance from the philippines after I get my US Citizenship?
Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Sep 27, 2019

Yes, you can file a petition for your fiance after you obtain your U.S. Citizenship. I recommend that you speak with an Immigration attorney who can explain the options that are available for you as it pertains to filing for your fiance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Ok so if i live at house on provate propertyand there are broke down or (parts vehicles) out of city limits

I ha e some old vehiclea on my property and i was served a notice to remove them.even if its fenced in and on private property.can they do that

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 26, 2019

Well, can they? They did.

Was it legal?

I haven’t read the reports.

I do not know the locality and therefore I can not know which law applies.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: 2018 my wife was charged with Felony Fleeing it has been over 1/1/2 yrs ago now she is charged Help ??

Feb 2018 my wife was arrested for felony fleeing.The police arrested her from our home.The police refused to allow her to make arrangements for our 3 minor children who were left in the home alone overnight leaving her open to child neglect charges on top of felony fleeing. I was deployed in... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 26, 2019

It is difficult to determine whether you are indicating that you are in transit or you are supposed to be getting ready to return to the sandbox. If you have not left yet, you need to change your orders. If you are outside CONUS, you need to request emergency leave and COME HOME. Your children... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: what is the usuall sentencing for !st time Disorderly Conduct in Tucson AZ

Should I get a lawyer?

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Sep 26, 2019

Disorderly conduct change be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor. It is a felony if someone recklessly handles, displays or discharges a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. If not, it is a class 1 misdemeanor with a potential for 6 months in jail and probation. If this truly is your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Arizona on
Q: How does a father get on a birth certificate if mom is dead in arizona

My boyfriends 4 year old sons mom died 2 years ago. My boyfriend is not on the birth certificate because she changed it with out his knowledge. I paid for a dna test and it is his baby. Now were stuck on how to get my boyfriend on the birth certificate without her. Again we live in arizona. Thank... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 24, 2019

The process is called "adjudicating parenthood." If you are in Maricopa County, you may use the forms found at If you are outside Maricopa County, you may be able to find similar forms on your county court website. You may also use the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: During a divorce in az Are premarital assets considered community assets after a joint bankruptcy?

Married 12/26/17

Bankruptcy filed 12/03/18

Bankruptcy complete 3/19/19

Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain answered on Sep 21, 2019

You should talk to your bankruptcy attorney because the answer depends on certain facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Arizona on
Q: Should I contest will & what are possible outcomes? Father created will & marries after terminal brain cancer diagnosis.

My Father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer in April 2019. Immediately, he was deemed unable to drive and was put on anti seizure meds. Here's a quick timeline of events as they occurred in order.

1. Cancer diagnosis April 2019.

2. Created or changed will and trust June... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 21, 2019

There is not enough information to answer your question. An attorney would need to review your father’s entire estate plan and possibly also his medical records in order to even start providing any kind of analysis regarding your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: I was arrested and held for 6 days then let out lack of evidence can I sue?

I went to the police station to pick up an restraining order my ex gotand was charged with stalking and criminal damage

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 21, 2019

The question is never "can I sue?" (because that answer is always yes), but "SHOULD I sue?" (or "is it worth my time to sue?" In this case, the answer would be no. Law enforcement agencies are immune from most lawsuits and your suit would almost certainly fail very shortly after being filed. I know... Read more »

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