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Vandalism Laws and Punishment in Arizona

Vandalism Laws and Punishment in Arizona

vandalism laws An act of vandalism isn’t something you can get away with easily. The act is a criminal offense that can have serious legal repercussions. Even if juvenile vandalism is committed, there will still be major 7*

How Is Vandalism Defined in […]

Prescription Drug DUI in Arizona

Prescription Drug DUI in Arizona

prescription drug duiDealing with a medical condition that causes you serious, chronic pain will often necessitate the prescription of specific medications. Prescription-strength pain killers, however, produce certain side effects. They could affect your alertness, which is why you shouldn’t drive when on such […]

Arizona Domestic Violence Laws

Arizona Domestic Violence Laws

arizona domestic violence lawsTo clarify, assaults and domestic violence have similar legal components, yet one involves battering those we don’t know while the other involves violent actions against cohabitants, spouses, love interests and family members living with alleged assaulter.

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Various Classifications of Assault Charges in AZ

Various Classifications of Assault Charges in AZ

assault charges in azArizona recognizes numerous types of assault charges, each with separate prerequisites and penalties for violation of statutes. From simple assault to assault on peace officers on up to aggravated assault, the state believes in keeping all residents safe […]

How Criminal Mugshots Have Evolved Over Time

How Cricriminal mugshotsminal Mugshots Have Evolved Over Time

Since the invention of daguerreotype photography in 1839, pictures have literally spoken a thousand words. From the infamous Chicago Fire to 9/11, photos have frozen some of America’s most notorious gangsters, tragedies and evolving technology. In criminology, photography makes sure […]

Police Officer Public Records in Arizona

Police Officer Public Records in Arizona

police officer public recordsWe’ve all seen movies and tv dramas where criminal defendants claim they were framed by the police. Very rarely does this happen in real life. However, there are cases that actually hinge on the actions of police officers. Cops […]

Arizona Bail – Getting Out of Jail After an Arizona Arrest

Arizona Bail – Getting Out of Jail After an Arizona Arrest

arizona bailIf you’ve been arrested, chances are you’re going to need someone to bail you out. Unless you are picked up on a warrant and have cash on you to pay it, you could be spending some […]

What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

Writ of Habeas CorpusYou’d be surprised how many individuals are unlawfully detained around the world. While we cannot speak about what happens in other countries, the United States unlawfully detains its citizens without formal charges being imposed for reasons we can […]

Arizona Medical Marijuana Laws

Arizona Medical Marijuana Laws

arizona medical marijuanaCurrently, only medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, not recreational.  Medical marijuana was legalized in Arizona by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010.  In November 2016, Arizona voters rejected Proposition 205 which would have legalized medical marijuana.  Proposition 205 would have […]

Arizona Arson Charges and Defense Scenarios

Arizona Arson Charges and Defense Scenarios

arizona arson chargesIn most states, arson is a serious criminal offense. In Arizona, arson is a felony. It is defined as a crime that occurs whenever a person damages property or a structure through fire or an explosion. The act has to […]

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