By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.30.11
One day after a methamphetamine bust in a Flagstaff motel netted 5 arrests for various drug crimes, like possession and sale of dangerous drugs, including methamphetamine, a 13 year old boy was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale in a drug-free school zone at Sinagua Middle School. The boy had apparently hidden 5 baggies of a small quantity of marijuana under a heater in the school. A simple K-9 search revealed the drugs in the middle school on E. Butler Avenue in Flagstaff,… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.28.11
As a criminal defense lawyer in Flagstaff, I've been watching the news unfold on a serious spree of crimes, including drugs and drive-by shootings, happening at an NAU fraternity house just south of downtown Flagstaff.
The Arizona Daily Sun has been reporting on the story. Flagstaff police have arrested two residents of an NAU fraternity house on drug charges as part of an investigation into an April 2011 drive-by shooting and continuing threats with a weapon at the same fraternity… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.27.11
Flagstaff lawyer Ryan Stevens represents Northern Arizona University, Coconino County Community College, College America, and Yavapai College students and families in a variety of legal matters, including criminal, underage drinking, DUI, marijuana, car accidents, and other types of legal issues. He also represents students accused of violating student codes like the NAU Student Code of Conduct.
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By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.26.11
Domestic violence is not a separate criminal offense in Arizona in-and-of-itself. Domestic violence is a designation attached to a criminal offense, such as assault, endangerment, criminal damage, criminal trespassing, interference with judicial proceedings, harassment, aggravated harassment, disorderly conduct, and more, when the victim of the offense meets certain criteria, explain below.
The criteria for a domestic violence designation of a Northern Arizona criminal case are as… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.25.11
Possession for sale, trafficking, transporting for sale, and similar felony offenses in Northern Arizona, often occurring on I-40 and I-17 in the Flagstaff vicinity, or in Yavapai County, or Mohave County, or Navajo County, all come with serious consequences. Possession for sale charges are much more serious and are always charged as felonies. In Arizona, arrests are made and felony drug charges are filed when there is probable cause to believe the person has the intent to sell the drugs,… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.23.11
Terrance Black was wanted in connection with a possible Texas murder of his ex-girlfriend. When police spotted him, he took off running, and jumped off the south rim. He fell 25 feet. He survived and is recovering in the Flagstaff Medical Center... under police security.
Black had an arrest warrant out for him. So police were permitted to arrest him as soon as they spotted him and confirmed it was him. When Black took off running, they chased. Black's flight from the police… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.22.11
Northern Arizona's beautiful warm spring weather has broken through. We're looking forward to Grand Canyon trekkers, Snow Bowl hikers, soon-to-be NAU graduates, and everyone else who enjoys Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Page, and all of Northern Arizona!
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We hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the April 23-24 Easter weekend. Flagstaff's weekend lawyer will be on call, ready for… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.21.11
It can happen fast. Say you're driving down Route 66 in Flagstaff and you get pulled over for speeding by Flagstaff Police. The officers ask if you've been drinking or smoking weed. They end up searching your car and find a small baggie of marijuana. Maybe it's your friend's, or your brother's, or you didn't even know it was there. But you get charged with Possession or Use of Marijuana or worse yet Possessing or Transporting Marijuana for Sale.
Arizona marijuana crimes occurring in… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.20.11
Coconino County in Northern Arizona is the second largest county in the United States. Because of its major intersection of I-40 (west toward Los Angeles, east towards New Mexico, Texas, and the east coast) and I-17 (south toward Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, and Mexico), major drug trafficking, drug transportation, and marijuana cases often arise in Coconino County. All Arizona felony charges in Coconino County are tried in the Coconino County Superior Court, located at 200 N. San Francisco… Read More →
By Ryan J. Stevens Esq. on 04.19.11
Flagstaff Misdemeanor Lawyer Ryan Stevens discusses one of the most common elements found in Flagstaff misdemeanor criminal cases in Northern Arizona: alcohol.
These are just some of the Flagstaff misdmeanor cases I deal with. And one thing in common in most, if not all, of those cases is ALCOHOL. As soon as an alcohol-related case comes across my desk, a number of things cross my mind: alcohol dependecy,… Read More →