When a defendant is sentenced the judge considers several mitigating factors: (1) age of defendant, (2) his capacity to appreciate that he did wrong, (3) was he under duress (4) his participation in the crime was minor, (5) family, community, religious support and any other factor the court finds to be mitigating.
Archive for September, 2010
The Arizona juvenile system not only operates and functions differently than the adult justice system, the terminology used in the two courts is completely different.
One of the many benefits of having an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side is the possibility of a DUI case resulting in a plea agreement. An attorney should always attempt to negotiate with the prosecution for alternatives to jail time
Being charged with a DUI in the State of Arizona is a serious offense and should not be taken lightly. Having the right Arizona DUI attorney who knows and understands the specifics of your case can be tremendously helpful. To explain why, let’s take a look at what the state has to prove in a DUI case.
It happens every day. People see those flashing red and blue lights in their rearview mirror, sigh, and slowly pull over. Seems pretty typical but what happens when the Arizona police officer pulling you over suspects that you’ve been drinking and driving?
Recently the father of septuplets in Casa Grande (“Raising Septuplets” featured on WE TV) was arrested for two counts of domestic violence and one count of resisting arrest. Domestic Violence is a designation given to a crime in which the defendant and victim have a marriage relationship, live under the same roof or some other familial type relationship.
Aggravated assault is basically simple assault which results in serious physical injury. Simple assault can be aggravated by many factors including use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, assault on a police officer, assault of a child, or assault causing temporary but substantial disfigurement or a bone fracture to name just a few. Cases where the assault occurred during a sporting event such as an elbow at a basketball game are not typically charged. However, if a fight were to break out during a softball game and someone breaks a nose, that someone could be charged with aggravated assault
Assault is easy to charge in Arizona – almost as easy as disorderly conduct. In some instances assault is overcharged and/or wrongly charged. Arizona law defines assault as intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing physical injury to another person.
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