Jaburg Wilk


  • 5 things to do when you are stopped for a DUI

    DUI is one of the most common criminal offenses in Arizona. Knowing your rights could make the difference of whether you end up with a conviction or a valuable lesson to remind you not to drink and drive. The below list explains what to do if caught in such predicament:

    Be polite.

    When asked if you have been drinking, your response should be "no". 

    When asked for your license and registration, provide … Read More

    Categories: Article

  • Marijuana and DUI: The Rules Changed

    Arizona has historically taken a zero tolerance approach to individuals consuming marijuana and driving; if you are driving a vehicle and have any trace of marijuana in your system you were prosecuted and convicted. There have been several cases whereby the defense argued and proved that not all chemicals released in the body upon ingestion of marijuana have impairing properties. Courts and juries have almost … Read More

    Categories: Article

  • The "Nine Commandments" for Getting Paid; Thou Shalt . . .

    1. If the Registrar of Contractors requires you to have a contractor's license, obtain the applicable license and do not enter into contract until the license is in good standing (in Arizona, failure to have such a license may prevent you from suing for amounts owed);

    2. Have a written contract sufficient to addresses reasonably anticipated complexities of the project. At a minimum, the contract should … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article

  • What is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?

    Many people use the terms "mediation" and "arbitration" interchangeably, mistakenly believing they are two different words that mean the same thing.  While the English language is curiously replete with examples of different words with the same meaning (i.e. "car" and "automobile"), the words "mediation" and "arbitration" are not such a pair.  

    The confusion is possibly caused by the concepts of the two … Read More

    Categories: Article

  • When The Left Hand Is Not The Same As The Right

    It is commonplace for an owner of real estate to convey their property from one entity that they own or control to another that they also own or control.  There are many reasons for such transfers, including, most commonly, the desire to hold a particular property in a "single purpose entity" in order to satisfy a lender's requirement, or to attempt to shield the asset from potential creditors of the … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article

  • The Workout Alternative

    During the real estate "boom" years, the only time that the word "workout" ever entered the mind of real estate developers and investors, was when they were deciding which posh health club to join, at which they could spend some of the wealth they were accumulating through the rampant escalation of prices of real estate. Now that the real estate market is well into a period of diminishing values, those same … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article

  • Let Them Eat Cake! (And Then Write an Online Review about It)

    Arizona's restaurant scene is buzzing these days with last Friday's  season finale of "Kitchen Nightmares".  Just Google "Amy's Baking Company" and a proliferation of stories about the featured business appears, including a massive social media backlash against the restaurant.  Users of Yelp, Reddit, and Facebook, among others, have taken to the Internet to discuss their personal experiences with … Read More

    Categories: Internet and Technology, Article

  • Does What Happens in Your Car; Stay in Your Car? Maybe not, say OnStar and the Washington, D.C. Police Department

    Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard argument on the case of United States v. Jones.  At issue is the legality of the Washington, D.C. police surreptitiously - and without a warrant - placing a GPS tracking device on a suspect's car, and then using information taken from the GPS to convict him of drug trafficking.  Nearly all of the judges expressed their concern with the government's … Read More

    Categories: Internet and Technology, Article

  • BYOD Can Be A Four-Letter Word

    So your employee wants to use his new iPhone5S to respond to work emails while on vacation.  As an employer, you're thrilled.  You don't have to pay for the technology (or the data plan), but your employee is now accessible to you and your customers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  How could this possibly be a bad thing?

    Corporate BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device") policies open the door to … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Ten Things to Consider Before Purchasing Real Property at an Arizona Trustee's Foreclosure Sale

    By:  Janessa E. Koenig, Esq.

    If you are considering purchasing a home or investment property that is being foreclosed on in Arizona, you will need to attend the Trustee's sale.  While many bidders have attended hundreds of foreclosure or trustee's sales, this may be your first!  There are several important aspects of purchasing a property at a trustee's sale.

    Make sure the sale is proceeding … Read More

    Categories: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Article