Rowley Chapman & Barney, Ltd.

63 E. Main Street, Suite 501
Mesa, AZ 85201, United States

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Can the Police Look at My Cell Phone Without a Warrant? #CriminalDefenseAttorney

For the past century, the United States Supreme Court has given the police the right to search (without a warrant) a person who has been legally arrested. See Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383, 392 (1914). Unfortunately, as a…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy

Mile-High Marijuana for Arizonans #CriminalDefenseAttorney

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I was paying particularly close attention on January 1, 2014, when Colorado became the first state in the Union to permit the legal use of recreational marijuana. In amending their…more
| Criminal Law

Time Out for Domestic Violence #FamilyLawAttorney

As a family law attorney and as a private citizen, I find it very disturbing to hear about the recent events involving professional football players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson which has highlighted both the prevalence and the…more
| Criminal Law, Family Law

Teen Sexting Can Lead to Criminal Charges #CriminalAttorney

Teenagers who take sexually explicit photos or videos and text them to their friends may subject the sender and receiver to possible child pornography charges…more
| Criminal Law

The Business Law Of Twinkies and Trade Names #BusinessLawAttorney

Being a business law attorney it came to my attention, as I walked down the snack food aisle at the grocery store, and noticed a product that looked similar to a “Twinkie” that product copying can clearly be a problem for a…more
| Intellectual Property

What Can We Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Plan? #EstatePlanningAttorney

The unfortunate death of actor Robin Williams in August 2014 has sparked numerous articles, blogs and commentary on his life, family, comedy, mental illness, depression, and his estate plan…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

A Family Law Attorney Wonders – A Beta Marriage…What is going on? #FamilyLawAttorney

Family Law is evolving . Millenials are the driving force. (Millenials are those reaching adulthood around the year 1980-2000). The actual definition of marriage is at the forefront. It is called the Beta marriage. So what is a…more
| Family Law

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney – How Can I be Guilty of DUI Drugs if I Possess a Medical Marijuana Card?

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I am consistently meeting people who are downright distraught and confused to have been charged with DUI Drugs (sometimes referred to as “drugged driving”) when the only drug they were…more
| Criminal Law

In Business & Corporate Law Avoiding a Messy Business Divorce is Important! #BusinessAttorney

When people come together to begin a business, they may not think the time will come when they will not get along. But if, after many years, you and your business partner no longer see eye-to-eye when it comes to how to operate…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

DUI Attorneys Wonder Are the Eyes the Mirror of a DUI Soul? #ArizonaDUIAttorney

As an Arizona DUI attorney, my clients are often puzzled by the arresting officer’s request to gaze deep into their eyes. After all, this is Arizona. “Blood shot and watery” eyes can be simply a sign of allergy season. Arizona…more
| Criminal Law

In Criminal Defense Victim Restitution is Not Punishment, but it Sure Feels Like it! #CriminalAttorney

ne of the fundamental principles of our criminal justice system is that one person should never be punished for the misdeeds of another. As a result, if an eighteen-year-old gets drunk and smashes several car windows with a…more
| Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Obamacare May Increase Health Coverage After Divorce #DivorceAttorney

Arizona law prohibits either spouse in a divorce proceeding from removing the other spouse from health insurance plans. This allows continuity of coverage during the proceeding, but once the divorce is finalized, it is typically…more
| Family Law, Health, Insurance

Divorcing Parents – Avoid Alcohol Abuse, Illegal Drugs, or Excessive Prescription Drug Use #DivorceAttorney

If you as a parent have filed for divorce or are seeking sole or equal decision making of your minor children, the court must decide what is in the child’s best interests, if you and your spouse cannot agree…more
| Family Law

Can Prosecutors Prohibit Legal Medication? #CriminalDefense

Whenever an individual is placed on supervised felony probation, his or her probation terms are always set out in writing. Although the wording varies slightly from county to county, without fail, there is always a specific…more
| Criminal Law

Are Jurors Entitled to Have a Conscience? #CriminalDefense

Jury nullification occurs whenever a criminal jury’s collective conscience is troubled by what is deemed to be an unjust law or a truly unique set of circumstances that justify ignoring the law. In such rare cases, the jury has…more
| Criminal Law
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