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What are the Penalties for DUI in Arizona?

What Are The Penalties For DUI In Arizona?

If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Arizona, it is not a matter that should be taken lightly. Arizona law allows for strict penalties for drivers who are convicted of DUI. DUI of drugs or alcohol is a serious matter that can lead […]

Arizona Human Trafficking Laws

Arizona Human Trafficking Laws

Human trafficking remains a serious problem for Arizona because of the state’s network of freeways and the geographic location. According to 2016 information, the increase in human trafficking cases was 30 percent. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were 151 Arizona cases reported to the hotline, up from 117 cases […]

Minor in Possession Arizona Laws and Regulations

Minor in Possession Arizona Laws and Regulations

Arizona law isn’t that much different from other regulations in the US pertaining to the possession and the consumption of alcohol by individuals under the age of 21. Depending on the circumstances, minor in possession Arizona laws state it as criminal offence and can lead to jail time.

Arizona Statutes […]

What is the Romeo and Juliet Defense in Arizona Sex Crimes?

What is the Romeo and Juliet Defense in Arizona Sex Crimes?

Statutory rape accusations can have a profoundly negative effect on one’s life. This is especially true for individuals who face such charges early on. Depending on the circumstances, a lawyer may opt for the Romeo and Juliet defense.

What is the Romeo and Juliet Defense?

In Arizona, […]

What is the Entrapment Defense in Arizona?

What is Entrapment Defense and How Will it Affect Your Case

Several defense scenarios are possible in the aftermath of criminal charges. The entrapment defense in Arizona is one of them. This is an affirmative defense possibility, meaning that the defendant accepts the substantial nature of the criminal charges. In this case, the attorney will try […]

Driving on a Suspended License in Arizona

Driving on a Suspended License in Arizona – Is it a Criminal Offense?

Driving on a suspended license is a violation in every state but the penalties vary from place to place. Driving on a suspended license in Arizona is classified as a criminal offense. Depending on the severity of the violation, it can result in […]

Criminal Cases in Arizona and Plea Bargaining

Criminal Cases in Arizona and Plea Bargaining

A plea bargain or plea agreement is an opportunity to avoid the trial and the uncertainties that stem from it. The terms will have to be agreed upon between the prosecution and the defense and the defendant will be required to enter a guilty plea for a specific charge. […]

An Overview of Vandalism Laws and Sanctions in Arizona

An Overview of Vandalism Laws and Sanctions in Arizona

Vandalism or criminal damage as it is legally known consists of damaging or defacing somebody else’s property. In Arizona, vandalism is a criminal offense punishable by law. Detailed vandalism laws and sanctions in Arizona pertaining to criminal damage are featured in Arizona Revised Statutes […]

How Important is the Victim’s Testimony in a Criminal Case?

How Important is the Victims Testimony in a Criminal Case?

Introduction

One popular myth that appears to persist in the minds of the general population is that there can be no prosecution for a crime if the victim of that crime does not want to proceed with the prosecution and/or does not wish to press […]

Your Right to a Speedy Trial

Your Right to a Speedy Trial

Introduction

Every criminal defendant is cognizant of at least some of the rights he or she is afforded in a criminal case. The right to an attorney, the right to remain silent, and (important for this discussion) the right to a speedy trial are often asserted by criminal defendants […]

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