Types of Arson in Arizona

According to The New York Times, Wayne Alan Huntsman is being held on a $10 million bond after being arrested Wednesday for suspicion of arson. Huntsman is accused of starting a wildfire that has burned almost 71,000 acres over the last couple of days, putting more than 2,000 homes in immediate danger. California Wildfires Perpetuating the massive fire is California’s unrelenting drought. The King Fire, as it’s being called, spread overnight due to powerful winds in the area. Combined with the dry summer landscape, the winds have created a disastrous scenario. Huntsman is scheduled to be charged with intentionally starting

The NFL and Domestic Violence

Since 2000, 80 players in the National Football League have been arrested on charges related to domestic violence, accumulating 84 arrests. The only criminal offense that ranks higher among league members is DUI. Below the National Average The majority of NFL teams have a player age average ranging from 25 to 29-years-old.  If you compare domestic violence arrests involving men of the same age group across the United States, NFL players are arrested at a significantly lower rate. With that being said, another factor should be considered before these pro football players are given too much credit: income rates. The

In the United States of America, a criminal defendant has the right to be represented by legal counsel, regardless of whether or not they can afford to pay for such counsel.  The declaration of this right is expressed in the Miranda warning, which is a statement the police are legally required to give to a person at the time of an arrest. Whether or not a defendant qualifies for a court-appointed lawyer is determined by the court handling the case. Miranda Warning The Miranda warning states, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be

Can I go to jail for shoplifting in Arizona?

The answer to that question depends on the circumstances of the situation as well as the monetary amount of the item or items stolen. Read on to learn more about how shoplifting is defined in Arizona and how it is punished by the courts. What is shoplifting in AZ? According to A.R.S. 13-1805, a person commits shoplifting if they knowingly obtain goods or merchandise displayed for sale in an establishment with the intent to deprive the establishment of those goods by doing any of the following: Concealment. Paying less than the purchase price by some trick such as altering, substituting,

What’s Growing in Your Local Cornfield?

Ecologist Kaitlin Whitney finds herself in a cornfield quite often. She is currently studying the communities of insects that live in agricultural landscapes. She often sees crops, pests, and insects, but one day in August she found something she did not expect: marijuana. During her studies she found a place where corn was missing and located instead 5 plants standing 8-feet tall. Discoveries in Cornfields As she was discovering these plants, another strange event took place: someone else was rustling through the field. Kaitlin had never encountered this before, likely due to the undesirable conditions that exist while trudging through

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