Mental Health Cases in Arizona Courts. Over the years I have represented hundreds of clients with mental illness. Sadly, Arizona does not take mental health seriously. When I say seriously, I mean that Arizona does not offer enough services for those who cannot afford proper treatment; Arizona punishes the person and does not treat the…

How to choose the right criminal defense attorney. Phoenix criminal defense attorney, Carrissa Jakobe of Mendoza Jakobe Law breaks down what to look for when you need criminal defense. See more related videos from Mendoza Jakobe Law at the following: What makes Mendoza Jakobe Law different? Information on Class 4 Felonies If you are being…

There is only one Frequently Asked Question: What do I need to do?  It is not what you need to do, it is what your lawyer needs to do, which is have the ability to immediately analyze and strategize your case in real time while you are sitting in the office. Ms. Jakobe sits down…

ARS § 13-1203 Assault ARS § 13-1203 Assault is defined as; Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or Intentionally, placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person. Assault committed intentionally or knowingly pursuant to paragraph…

Domestic Violence laws in Phoenix, Arizona. Criminal Defense Attorney, Carissa Jakobe, breaks it down. Domestic violence offenses encompass a wide range of offenses ranging from assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, harassment, and damage to property just to name a few. Even just simple incidents that are charged as misdemeanors. Literally, almost any offense can have the…

Self Defense in Arizona: What does it really mean? Criminal Defense Attorney, Carissa Jakobe, Answers the question.  In Arizona the law allows an individual to claim that he or she was justified in using physical force to defend against or prevent an assault. Self-defense, however, must be reasonable under the circumstances at the time of the…