What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?

A summons to appear is a legal document issued by a court requesting the presence of an individual who is being sued or cited. The summons to appear will inform the person of the time and date to arrive in court, and if the person fails to show up, a bench warrant can be issued for their arrest. Types of Summons Citation – This type of summons is typically served at the scene of an incident by police officers for occurrences like traffic violations. If the individual fails to appear, they are issued a separate violation for failure to appear

Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona

Each state has different laws defining and prosecuting animal cruelty. According to A.R.S. 13-2910, a person commits animal cruelty in Arizona by: 1. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly subjecting any animal under their custody or control to cruel neglect or abandonment. 2. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly failing to provide medical attention necessary to prevent suffering to any animal under their custody or control. 3. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly inflicting unnecessary physical injury to any animal. The statute goes on to list every possible scenario for animal cruelty charges. Veterinarian’s Duty According to A.R.S. 32-2239, veterinarians must report all instances of animal abuse

What is a Ward of The State?

A ward of the state is usually a minor who has no parents and lives under protective custody of the state. In court, they’re appointed a legal guardian to uphold their best interests. These guardians are appointed by the judge to make life decisions for someone who is either mentally incapable or a minor. Deranged adults who are drug and alcohol addicted and can’t help themselves can also be wards of the state. These individuals are considered “incapacitated persons” by the law, and are also called wards by the court. Who can be the guardian of a ward in Arizona?

Like Miranda v. Arizona, the circumstances of Roper v. Simmons overhauled and critiqued the U.S. justice system. As a result, the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment was unconstitutional for crimes committed when the defendant was less than 18-years-old. This decision overruled Stanford v. Kentucky from 1989, which upheld capital punishment for offenders who were 16 or older. Roper v. Simmons overturned statues from 25 states that had set a lower age limit. Christopher Simmons’ Murderous Plot In 1993, 17-year-old Christopher Simmons devised a plan to murder Shirley Crook with his two younger friends, Charles Benjamin and John Tessmer. The

It’s a well-known fact that employers look at the criminal records of job applicants, and it’s often safe to assume that an applicant with a criminal record is less likely to obtain employment than an applicant with a clean background. However, it may be surprising for many to learn that females with criminal records across the country are having a harder time finding employment than their male counterparts, according to recent studies. Men vs. Women: Incarceration Rates According to the Department of Corrections, 48,656 men compared to 2,831 women were incarcerated in Pennsylvania in 2009. In 1986, only 597 women

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