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Difference Between Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law

Difference between Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law Defense?

In the world of criminal law, there are two distinct defense scenarios – mistake of fact and mistake of law. While the two may sound pretty similar to each other, a trained legal professional knows that a significant difference exists between the two. While one of […]

Arizona Domestic Violence Orders of Protection

Arizona Domestic Violence Orders of Protection and Other Types of Assistance for Victims

Every single person subjected to domestic violence is entitled to legal protection. In Arizona, this protection comes in several distinctive forms. The domestic violence orders of protection is one of the most commonly utilized means to keep victims safe. Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3601(A) defines […]

Everything You Need to Know about Probation Violations in AZ

Everything You Need to Know about Probation Violations in AZ

Complying with the terms of a probation after getting sentenced for a crime in Arizona is absolutely vital. Probation terms can vary but they will typically include frequent communication with a probation officer, refraining from the consumption of alcohol and the use of drugs, as well […]

Vehicle Manslaughter in Arizona and DUIs: Law and Penalties

Vehicle Manslaughter in Arizona and DUIs: Laws and Penalties

Driving under the influence creates the prerequisites for a major accident to occur. Unfortunately, people can lose their lives in such crashes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2,912 people were killed in Arizona DUI crashes from 2003 to 2012. In 2016, DUI crashes […]

Burdens of Proof in a Criminal Case

Introduction to Burdens of Proof in a Criminal Case

introduction to Burdens of Proof in a Criminal CaseYou might hear the term “burden of proof” when in court, or generally talking about a legal case – and you might wonder, what does that mean? Well, generally speaking, the burden […]

Understanding Plea Bargains

Introduction to Understanding Plea Bargains

Understanding a plea bargain, and how it functions in our criminal justice system, can give you not only a better understanding of the criminal defense process but also be helpful if you are ever in a situation where you may have to take a plea bargain.

What is a Plea Bargain?

The […]

The History of Miranda Warnings and When They Apply

Introduction to The History of Miranda Warnings and When They Apply

introduction to the history of miranda warnings and when they are usedMiranda warnings are one of the most important rights an individual has during a criminal process. The Miranda warnings read:

“You have the right to remain silent. […]

Mental States in a Criminal Case

Introduction to Mental States in a Criminal Case

introduction to mental states in a criminal case

In order to be found guilty of a crime, the defendant must have had a specific mental state that is included under the elements of the crime. Without that mental state, the defendant […]

Jodi Arias and Self Defense

Introduction to Jodi Arias and Self Defense

introduction to jodi arias and self defenseIn 2008, Travis Alexander was murdered in his home in Mesa Arizona. Evidence showed that Travis Alexander was stabbed nearly 30 times, was shot in the head, and had his throat slit from […]

The Effect of Utah v. Strieff on Fourth Amendment Rights

Introduction to the Effect of Utah v. Strieff on Fourth Amendment Rights

introduction to 4th amendment rightsThe fourth amendment of the United States constitution, which has been applied to the individual state constitutions as well, protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, houses, papers, and […]

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