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What are the Common Defenses to Crimes in Arizona?

What are the Common Defenses to Crimes in Arizona?

defenses to crimesIt is your constitutional right to have a day in court when you’re facing criminal charges. But if you’re hoping to prove your innocence, you’ll want to prep before that day in court. It is best practice […]

Drugs and Drug-Related Paraphernalia under Arizona Law

Drugs and Drug-Related Paraphernalia under Arizona Law

People who possess drugs and drug-related paraphernalia in Arizona face several types of charges. There are charges for the possession of marijuana, the possession of dangerous drugs and the possession/use of drug-related paraphernalia among others. What classifies as drug-related paraphernalia under Arizona law and what would the consequences be for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

Introduction to Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

When it comes to the criminal justice system, knowing what your defenses to a crime are can be crucial. While every scenario is different and every criminal defense attorney will do their best to perfect a defense for their life – there are a lot of standard defenses that […]

Arizona’s Top Ten Strangest Laws

We’ve all heard the urban legends and rumors about some of America’s most ridiculous laws. You can’t wear a fake mustache in a church in Alabama, and you can’t wake a sleeping bear for a photo shoot in Alaska. Here in the state of Arizona, there is a variety of ridiculous laws still on the […]

Infographic – A Peek Into Crime Rates In Tucson, AZ

The city of Tucson is one of the biggest cities in Arizona and, as is usually the case with most big cities, there are high crime rates. According to information provided by the FBI on crime data in the state, Tuscon is ranked second on the crime index, meaning that it is only safer than […]

Do Police Officers Really Plant Evidence?

In the United States, do law enforcement officers actually plant evidence to make suspects look guilty? Crime films and television dramas use the “planted evidence” gimmick frequently, but how frequently do the police plant evidence in real life cases? Is it the rare behavior of just a few bad cops, or is evidence-planting a widespread, […]

Gang Crimes And The Law In Arizona

Federal and local law enforcement officers combined to make a total of 180 gang-related arrests in Arizona over the summer of 2015. The U.S. Marshals Service’s “Operation GRIT 2015” targeted violent fugitives with ties to street gangs. “GRIT” stands for Gang Research, Intelligence, and Targeting. When you are charged with a crime that is considered […]

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