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Arizona’s Cyberbullying Laws

What are the legal consequences of harassing another person using electronic means? How is cyberbullying defined in the state of Arizona? Cyberbullying is a serious problem that can have devastating ...
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Exploitation of a Minor Laws in Arizona

Children are the most innocent and vulnerable victims of criminal activity. Crimes involving children can include emotional and physical abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and these offenses can come with severe ...
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What are Arizona’s Extradition Laws?

Extradition cases are serious matters. Regardless of whether the underlying charge is a misdemeanor or felony, you may be immediately incarcerated upon detainment — even if you’re innocent of the ...
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Arizona Dating Laws

The age of consent refers to the minimum age an individual can legally consent to having sexual relations. In Arizona, the age of consent is 18 years old.  Under Arizona ...
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Border Patrol and Drug Trafficking

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a major problem with illicit drugs in the United States. Whether we’re talking about heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, or other opioids, ...
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Arizona Knife Laws

If you’re a knife enthusiast in Arizona, it’s time to break from your self-induced constraints and let your hair down; there are no restrictions stopping your fun in the Grand ...
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Peoria Municipal Court

The Peoria Municipal Court in Arizona is in charge of city code violations, traffic violations, criminal misdemeanors, injunctions prohibiting harassment, and orders of protection. The goal is to protect and ...
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Arizona Castle Doctrine

Self-defense is justified in cases where a person feels it necessary to stand up for themselves against burglary, kidnapping, murder, or great bodily harm. This could be one’s business, residential ...
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Is Phoenix a Sanctuary City?

One of the areas of contention between the federal and the state agencies in Arizona today is whether Phoenix is a sanctuary city. Recently, Attorney General Mark Brnovich ruled that ...
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First Offense DUIs in Arizona

The state of Arizona has a zero tolerance policy in regards to drinking and driving and has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. As defined by Arizona ...
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Arizona Boating Laws for DUI

As the weather warms up across the state of Arizona, many locals will soon be taking their boats out of storage to prepare them for the sunny summer ahead. Fun ...
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Shoplifting Firearms in Arizona

Shoplifting is considered a theft crime in Arizona and comes with serious penalties. The consequences for shoplifting and other theft crimes depend largely on the monetary value of the items ...
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Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Laws

ARS 13-3107 simply states that “A person who with criminal negligence discharges a firearm within or into the limits of any municipality.” This offense is categorized as a class 6 ...
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Resisting Arrest Laws in Arizona

Resisting arrest is a serious crime in Arizona, carrying class 1 misdemeanor or class 6 felony consequences depending on the situation. Worse, resisting arrest (by definition) accompanies other criminal charges, ...
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Criminal Forfeiture Laws in Arizona

Criminal forfeiture laws allow law enforcement to seize property that they believe is involved in a crime. This makes sense when property, such as cars or homes, is purchased using funds ...
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Arizona Asset Forfeiture Lawyer

Reports of illegal searches and asset forfeiture abuses have become more common in the news, and many people are beginning to wonder how they can protect themselves against unauthorized actions ...
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Is Blackmail Illegal in Arizona?

Extortion, blackmail, bribery: these are all terms for white collar crimes, which the state of Arizona takes very seriously. Depending on the situation of the crime, a person can face ...
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Arizona Drinking Laws

In addition to having some of the strictest DUI legislation in the country, Arizona also has many laws that regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol. Learn more about Arizona ...
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Drug Trafficking Laws in Arizona

Drug trafficking refers to the practice of bringing illegal drugs across the national border or across state borders, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other illicit substances. Sentences for drug ...
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White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes can involve a wide variety of charges, like embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion, and more. Since they’ve become much easier to commit due to the internet, white-collar offenses ...
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Juvenile Assault Charges in Arizona

Assault involves a violent act against another person, including verbal, physical, or sexual assault, whether threatened or attempted. While assault does not technically include the physical beating or striking of ...
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Arizona’s Reckless Driving Laws

Reckless driving, like criminal speeding, is a common offense in Arizona. Because it does happen often, some drivers believe it won’t have much of an impact, but this isn’t the ...
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Credit Card Fraud Laws In Arizona

In Arizona, credit card theft is not taken lightly. Credit card theft is the crime of taking or possessing someone else’s credit card without consent. Those holding onto someone else’s ...
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Can a Felon Own a Gun in Arizona?

Unless your conviction has been expunged, set aside, vacated, or your gun rights have been restored, anyone convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction across the country is a prohibited ...
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Is a DUI a Felony in Arizona?

In Arizona, most DUI offenses are classified as misdemeanors. However, Extreme and Aggravated DUIs and are both felony offenses in Arizona. Types of Felony DUIs & Penalties Extreme DUI A.R.S ...
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Obstruction Laws in Arizona

The state of Arizona has extensive laws defining obstruction. This is due to the wide variety of ways a person can commit this crime along with charges that range from ...
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Conspiracy Laws in Arizona

Even if there is no actual crime committed, the state of Arizona can prosecute the intent and preparation to carry out a crime. In court, planning a crime can be taken ...
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Identity Theft Laws in Arizona

Identity theft has become an increasingly common crime over the last decade. Statistics in the latest FTC Sentinel Report shows that Arizona has the ninth highest number of reports of identity ...
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Arizona Animal Cruelty Laws

Most animal abuse cases involve cats and dogs, but Arizona’s animal cruelty laws extend to all domestic pets, service animals, working animals, livestock, and poultry. It’s a serious crime that ...
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Prescription Fraud Laws in Arizona

Addiction to prescription medication has become a widespread problem in the United States over recent years. As opposed to illegal substances like heroin, meth, or cocaine, prescription medication is prescribed ...
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Shoplifting at Walmart Consequences

Shoplifting can carry some stiff penalties in the state of Arizona. What’re the consequences of stealing from a major department store? Is it worse than stealing from a local market? ...
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Hit and Run Laws in Arizona

In 2012, there were more than 103,000 car accidents in the state of Arizona. A majority of these – over 84,000 – involved multiple vehicles. When accidents have more than ...
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Shoplifting Laws in Arizona

In Arizona, shoplifting is one of the most common crimes committed. In 2013, there were nearly 50,000 instances of shoplifting reported in Arizona, which makes up nearly a third of ...
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Bad Checks Writing Laws in Arizona

In Arizona, issuing a bad check is a serious crime punishable by jail-time with big fines. Typically issuing a bad check is considered a class one misdemeanor, and is covered ...
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Laws About Soliciting a Prostitute in Arizona

Under A.R.S. 13-3214, prostitution is illegal in Arizona. While there are no state-wide laws that are specific about soliciting a prostitute (or offering a fee for sex), A.R.S. 13-3211 defines prostitution as anyone engaging ...
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Money Laundering Laws in Arizona

Money laundering is a financial scheme where an individual gains money from a criminal act.  One of the most common criminal acts used for money laundering is tax evasion. There ...
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Bank Fraud in Arizona

Fraud can occur in numerous ways and is defined as anyone that has intentionally deceived another individual to make a gain from or damage that individual. Fraud can be charged at ...
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Arizona Self-Defense Laws

It is not uncommon for people to get into physical fights. However, there are millions of Americans who are victims of violent crimes every year.  While Arizona law does allow individuals to ...
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Arizona’s Unlawful Flight Laws

According to A.R.S. 28-622.01, it’s illegal to attempt to elude or willfully flee from a law enforcement vehicle that’s signaling you to pull over. To qualify as unlawful flight, the ...
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Manslaughter Laws in Arizona (ARS §13-1103)

In Arizona, there are four classifications of homicide: first degree murder, second degree murder, negligent homicide and manslaughter. The definitions and penalties for manslaughter are outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes 13-1103. ...
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Facilitation Charges in Arizona

In Arizona, there are preparatory crimes that can be charged to those who, while not necessarily having physically committed a crime, have facilitated crimes attempted or committed by other people. ...
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Can I Get a CDL with a DUI in Arizona?

With six interstates in Arizona, commercial driving is a large part of the state’s transportation economy. This attracts many commercial drivers to the state, and for those with past DUIs, ...
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Arizona Felony Sentencing Information

Criminal felony offenders are classified into two different categories, first-time offenders and repeat offenders. Naturally, a repeat offender will face a more severe punishment than a first-time offender even if ...
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Conspiracy Charges in Arizona

The saying, “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time,” should really say, “don’t plan on doing the crime if you can’t do the time.” An individual can ...
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Computer Tampering Laws in Arizona

Computer hacking may not seem like a serious crime in comparison to others dangerous acts, but illegally accessing a computer system with the intent to alter, destroy, or damage it ...
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Types of Arson in Arizona

In Arizona, there are different levels of arson that range from the burning of wildlands to the burning of an occupied structure. Depending on the level of arson committed, it ...
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Phoenix Aggressive Driving Lawyer

Aggressive driving in Arizona is a Class 1 Misdemeanor §28-695(A), (B) & (D)(1) Imprisonment: Not more than 6 months. Fine: Not to exceed $2,500.00. Licensing Action: 1st offense: Suspended for ...
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Arizona’s Armed Robbery Laws

Armed robbery charges come with serious penalties. In Arizona, armed robbery is taking someone’s possessions by using a deadly weapon such as a gun or a knife. Robberies committed with a gun ...
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Arizona’s Misdemeanor Crimes

In Arizona, a crime can be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Felonies are more serious crimes such as murder or rape. Misdemeanors are considered less serious crimes, ...
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Phoenix Violent Crime Attorney

Arizona defendants convicted of committing a violent crime can be punished with a mandatory prison sentence. As such, the stakes are much higher for defendants facing these types of criminal ...
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Phoenix Felony Defense Lawyer

Felonies in Arizona encompass the more serious crimes. A wide range of unlawful acts make up felony crimes, and they are processed through the legal system in a number of ...
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