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How Citizens Arrest Can Lead to an Assault Charge in Arizona

How Citizens Arrest Can Lead to an Assault Charge in Arizona

Have you ever been tempted to perform a citizen’s arrest for the greater good of society? This utilitarian action is arguably quite heroic in some instances yet also has the […]

How to Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Arizona

How to Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Arizona

After you have been convicted of a crime in Arizona, the law offers you some options for relief or appeal. Only certain types of cases and issues are appealable, but if yours is, you may be able to challenge your conviction, or your sentence, through an appeal in […]

Can Cops Search Your Trunk During a Traffic Stop in Arizona?

Can Cops Search Your Trunk During a Traffic Stop in Arizona?

A lot of people think that police officers engage in unlawful search and seizures all the time. When they come in to meet with their Arizona defense lawyer, they complain that their 4th Amendment rights had been violated. What they don’t realize is that it […]

What is the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

What is the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

If you are charged with a crime, you should know that the potentially penalty will differ based on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. In fact, you might even be hit with an

What is the Mere Presence Defense in Arizona?

What is the Mere Presence Defense in Arizona?

Though few know it, the mere presence defense is used by defense attorneys quite infrequently. Prosecutors tend to ignore this unique defense strategy, largely because it is rarely used. However, the presence defense has legitimate merit as a legal defense strategy. Let’s take a look at why […]

What is Cybercrime Law in Arizona?

What is Cybercrime Law in Arizona?

Cybercrime is a serious problem in Arizona. In fact, the state ranks first for having the highest monetary losses for cybercrime victims. The average loss for a cybercrime victim is $9,251. In 2017, Arizona experienced a total of $44 million […]

What is a Field Sobriety Test in Arizona?

What is a Field Sobriety Test in Arizona?

Arizona traffic officers have several ways to determine if a driver might be operating an automobile while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Such initial screenings are rooted in law, physiology and training. As soon as an officer observes a traffic infraction such as a faulty brake […]

Stop and Frisk Rights in Arizona

Stop and Frisk Rights in Arizona

If you are like most people, you know the basics about your rights when approached by police and frisked. However, you might not know everything you should in the context of your rights when such a pat down occurs. Let’s take a quick look at exactly what should be on […]

What Happens When You Get Stopped for DUI but Not Charged?

What happens if you get stopped for DUI but not charged?

Following a traffic stop for a suspected DUI, you might be wondering why you are not formally charged right away. Arizona DUI law allows law enforcement up to a year to charge you for a DUI if it’s a misdemeanor and up to seven years […]

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