In Arizona, it can be difficult to understand the terminology of the law without a legal degree or background. Below is a list of some common criminal terms and their meanings: Intentionally or “with the intent to” – I. The person’s objective is to commit an offense listed in Arizona’s Revised Statutes. Knowingly – II. The person is aware that the act they are committing is against one of the Arizona’s Revised Statutes. Recklessly – III. The person is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial risk. A person who is unaware of the risk due to voluntary intoxication is
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ITV1, a British television station, is unleashing a two-part documentary series called The Briefs, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the world of criminal law. The show follows the Manchester firm, Tuckers, one of the largest criminal firms in its region. The firm’s senior partner, Franklin Sinclair explains that the show reveals why criminal lawyers do what they do, and how difficult it can be. The first episode features a man facing a blackmailing charge and a mother accused of drug-dealing; the second episode stars a domestic violence case involving a gay couple and a tumultuous murder trial. Viewers are
A 46-year-old man was reportedly arrested and accused of committing burglary at several strip malls on the North side of Tucson a couple of weeks ago. According to a news article detailing the suspect’s arrest, he also faces felony warrant and burglary charges and has been booked in Pima County Jail. Authorities say that he is also connected to nearly 50 burglaries beginning in September that occurred in the following cities throughout Pima County – Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita. In addition, it was stated that he has been charged in two of those 50 burglary cases.
Arizona power of attorney theft law is vague. A power of attorney can allow an individual to act on behalf of an incapacitated or vulnerable adult, including property management and financial compensation for the holder. If a prosecutor feels that money has been mismanaged, potential charges can be filed under the theory that the person holding the power of attorney either procured the power unlawfully or that their authority was exceeded. Under either theory, the state must prove that the actions were made with the intent to obtain the property unlawfully.
Conversion requires the state to prove that someone knowingly used services or property of another for something other than what they were authorized to use it for. Therefore, if goods are placed in the hands of another for a specific purpose, and that person uses it for something unauthorized, then the crime of conversion can be pursued. Unlike traditional theft, Arizona removes the issue of “intent to deprive” from the statute, thereby easing the state’s burden of proof.
Yes. It is certainly true that in the state of Arizona, your ability to drive could be taken away due to a DUI arrest and conviction. Even without a conviction, just an arrest alone can prompt the MVD to suspend your Arizona license. You don’t even need a DUI conviction for the MVD to serve you with a license suspension notice.
Diversion for DUIs in Phoenix, Can I get a diversion for a DUI? Unfortunately, I am unaware of any jurisdiction in the greater Phoenix area that offers diversion for a DUI. Arizona has some stiff penalties for the crime of DUI. If your BAC was above a .08 you were likely charged with 2 counts of DUI and any traffic violations that may have occurred. The statutory minimum penalty for a 1st time DUI above a .08 BAC or breath test is 10 days in jail. 9 days may be suspended if you complete court ordered treatment and counseling.
If you or a member of your family has been arrested for Domestic violence in Arizona, it’s time to consider calling an attorney. Depending on the accusation, you may not be released without paying a bond. Also, you will likely be ordered to have absolutely no contact with the alleged victim. Domestic violence cases can become very complicated very quickly because of the relationship among the people involved. Having an experienced attorney on your side who is there to help you can make all of the difference.
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