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About Chris Ariano

Managing partner and co-founder of Ariano & Reppucci, PLLC.

Can You Sue Someone Who Aided In Committing a Fraud?

The AZ Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to throw out over 30 years of prior case history by ruling that individuals can no longer sue someone who aided in committing a fraud.

This would mean that victims of fraud would only be allowed to recover from the perpetrator of the fraud.

When someone finds themselves the victim […]

The Future of the Criminal Evidence

This past week President Obama announced a ten-year study on the human mind.   The project, called the Brain Activity Map, would study the inner workings of the brain.  Scientists hope that it would lead to a better understanding of neurological disease.

But, it has been suggested that such a study could support an already growing trend […]

Old Prospectors Rejoice: Gold and Silver may soon be useable currency again.

Worried over concerns of hyperinflation the Arizona Senate has begun to take steps to make gold and silver coins acceptable currency.

The U.S. Constitution does not allow for states to mint their own currency.  But, the law is cleverly crafted.   However, there is an exception, proponents argue, that would allow for states to recognize gold and […]

How to protect yourself from DUI

Sometimes you might have had something to drink or you might be concerned about marijuana and Arizona’s DUI laws.  Consider these tips:

  1. If drunk don’t drive

It’s simple but, come on, there are a number of options to avoid drunk driving.  Get a cab, lie to your auto insurance for a tow (don’t actually do this), call […]

Traffic Stops – How to end up at your destination and not in Jail.

Arizona has some serious DUI laws.  A routine traffic stop can seem like a huge problem and can induce unnecessary panic.  But, it doesn’t need to be that way. Here are a few tips to put yourself into a better position if you find yourself followed by come flashing lights.

  1. Pull Over, Safely.

When you see the lights flashing, […]

Oscar Pistorius: What’s the Story?

Before this week, those who know the name Oscar Pistorius may view him as a huge achievement for prosthetics science and human ingenuity.  Now, that name is the primary suspect in a murder case in South Africa.

Pistorius made headlines as an Olympic sprinter even though, due to amputation, he runs with the use of state-of-the-art […]

Criminals beware!

The Maricopa County Sherriff’s Department has called in Hollywood “mainstay” Steven Segal to become an instructor in school security for the volunteer posse.

Segal is uniquely qualified to instruct law enforcement in mock simulations.  Mr. Segal brings with him considerable experience including counter terrorism on submarines, trains, and even prisons.

Segal also boasts years of experience as […]

The Phantom Substance: DUIs just got more serious in AZ

Arizona is known for having some of the nation’s most aggressive DUI laws.  A new appeals court ruling has clarified a distinction concerning DUI blood testing for marijuana.

Drivers can be prosecuted for DUI if a blood test demonstrates that they have a chemical compound produced by ingesting marijuana in their blood.     The compound is a […]

Common DUI Mistakes That Can Jeopardize Your Case

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases are quite complex and can be very confusing. There are certain loopholes in DUI offenses that must be understood and sorted out with the expert advice from professionals. In this article, we will highlight some of the most common DUI mistakes that can jeopardize your case.  Knowing such pitfalls […]

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