10 Things to Know When Facing Criminal Charges

By Marc J. Victor, Esq   1. Don’t Panic!   It may not be as bad as it initially seems. Prosecutors often overcharge cases, and many cases get pled down to less serious charges. Unjustified cases often get dismissed as well. This is an important time to make good, clear-headed …

Are you a Thug?

Are you a Thug?

Are you a Thug? – Some people are thugs.   As a practicing criminal defense attorney, I sometimes get to meet and talk with thugs.[1]   Most of the thugs I represent know they are thugs, and some of them are even proud to be thugs.   Most people don’t …

Abolish All DUI Laws

Abolish All DUI Laws!

We should abolish all DUI laws and replace them with nothing! I am not suggesting we should have people driving while they are a danger to others. We already have several laws that can be used to arrest someone who is a danger to others because of the way they are driving. DUI law is simply revenue generation for the government; they do not add any protection that did not already exist in our laws to curb dangerous drunk driving.

My Journey to Libertarianville

My Journey to Libertarianville

Attorney Marc J. Victor describes how and why he became a libertarian. Growing up in a mostly liberal household, he talks about his transition into conservatism as a Republican only to later transition into a principled libertarian. He credits one special person in this transition, someone who would forever change his life.

Thomas Jefferson Corrected

Thomas Jefferson Corrected

Thomas Jefferson, as well as the other Founding Fathers, have been credited with many thought provoking quotes. Although there is much debate about what they actually said, one thing is certain; they had mistrust in big government. One quote that has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson is, “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Although we may never know if Thomas Jefferson actually said this or not, Attorney Marc J. Victor explains why a free society must not ever be based on fear.

Peaceful AR15 Gun Owner

Peaceful AR15 Gun Owner

Weapons have a purpose, just like other tools such as hammers and screwdrivers. Many people refer to certain types of guns as “Assault Weapons.” Attorney Marc J. Victor admits that he has many weapons including an AR-15 and that not one of his weapons is an “assault weapon.” He explains that all of his weapons are used for defensive purposes and that none of them are used for assaulting others. He says all of his weapons are used for protection only and that he is a peaceful AR-15 assault rifle owner. He also explains the various purposes why free people have a right to keep and bear arms.

We Don’t Need No Stinking Zealous Advocacy

We Don’t Need No Stinking Zealous Advocacy

We Don’t Need No Stinking Zealous Advocacy – Back in the good old days when Americans were interested in freedom, criminal defense attorneys had an ethical duty to zealously advocate for their clients. The concept being that an adversarial system of justice was more likely to produce just results than …

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes and Enemies of Freedom

Criminal Defense Attorneys have the duty to represent people who have been charged with crimes. Some of these people are completely innocent, but not all of them are. As such, criminal defense attorneys also represent people who have been charged with serious crimes. When we do, the public will usually vilify the attorney for representing someone who may be guilty of a very serious offense. Few people see criminal defense attorneys as heroes, but that is exactly what they are. Attorney Marc J. Victor explains why criminal defense attorneys are not only necessary but are, in fact, “Unsung Heroes.”

Legalize Methamphetamine

Legalize Methamphetamine!

Most people will not make it beyond the scary title of this article; but they really should. This is not just about legalizing methamphetamine, but all drugs. The question of who is in charge of your body is an important question to consider. The drug war has been a complete failure, and it’s time we end it, just as we did with the prohibition of alcohol. In this article Attorney, Marc J. Victor will raise two separate but equally important arguments as why it is crucial to society that we end the war on drugs.

Beware of the Dragon Slayer

Beware of the Dragon Slayer

Attorney Marc J. Victor talks about just how crazy our criminal justice system has become. People being charged with crimes for letting their dog bark at a cow and not having the right auto insurance are just a few examples. Throw in an over-zealous prosecutor and you will get an idea of just how far we have strayed from a system that was intended to bring about justice.

Don’t be your own worst enemy!

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy!

Many people really are their own worst enemy. Attorney Marc J. Victor talks about the importance of knowing your rights and most importantly, why you should keep your big mouth shut if you are ever questioned by the police. Should you play those games on the side of the road? Should you consent to a search? Attorney Marc J. Victor gives you his advice on these and other questions in, “Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy!”

My Contribution to Science

My Contribution to Science

Attorney Marc J. Victor talks about his short-lived career as a judge pro-tem. Can a principled libertarian administer the law and stick to those principles while doing so? Should a judge be able to recuse themselves in areas that are in conflict with those principles? In this article Attorney, Marc J. Victor explores the life expectancy of a libertarian judge.

Are You Really For Freedom?

Are You Really For Freedom?

If someone were to take a poll and ask the question, “who is for freedom?” the overwhelming majority of people would raise their hands in affirmation. If these same people were questioned further, we would learn that they are actually not for freedom. What they are really saying is they support the rights of others to enjoy the same freedoms they approve of themselves. Are you really for freedom?

Celebration for Criminals

A Celebration for Criminals

As the police state grows and grows and grows, the definition of a “criminal” becomes ever more obscured. Until that definition is brought back into focus, people who violate the rights of others are more likely to flourish while peaceful people should fear harm from the real criminals both in and out of the justice system.

Medical Marijuana and DUI

Medical Marijuana and DUI

There is still a lot of controversy and confusion on medical marijuana and what rights people have regarding medical marijuana. Many people falsely believe they can now possess marijuana legally without any restrictions. Although we do have medical marijuana in Arizona, it is still illegal at the federal level, and you could still be charged with a crime for possessing it. Even at the State level, there are many provisions concerning marijuana and who can legally buy, sell or possess it in Arizona. There is also a lot of confusion concerning having a medical marijuana card and how this relates to driving. Attorney Marc J. Victor tells you what you need to know concerning medical marijuana and DUI.

Surviving a Traffic Stop

Surviving a Traffic Stop

The title of this article is, “Surviving a Traffic Stop” because that should be your goal. Traffic stops can be very stressful for an officer. Your actions can influence his reactions. For this reason, you should follow the advice given by Attorney Marc J. Victor. Your goal should be to take care of business as quickly and efficiently as possible and be on your way. Said another way you should try to survive the traffic stop. Find out what you should do and not do to make that happen.

Don’t Cherish the 2nd Amendment

Don’t Cherish the 2nd Amendment

Should you put your faith in the Second Amendment? How does this document protect your gun rights? Mere words always need to be interpreted. You may not always agree with the interpretations of others; especially those on the United States Supreme Court. Don’t think you know what this article is about simply by reading the title. Attorney Marc J. Victor explains why you should not put your faith in the Second Amendment to protect your gun rights and why you should not, “Cherish the Second Amendment” but freedom instead.

Not Guilty on 83 Pounds of Marijuana

Not Guilty on 83 Pounds of Marijuana and Still No Justice

Attorney Marc J. Victor talks about a past case involving 83 pounds of marijuana. Even though he was able to get a not guilty at trial, there was still no justice. This is a case that should have never been charged in the first place, but due to our justice system run a foul it was fought with a vengeance by the prosecutors despite the evidence for the client’s innocence. This story is just one of many examples of how the war on drugs has ruined countless lives.