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What is Double Jeopardy in Arizona?

What is Double Jeopardy in Arizona?

What is Double Jeopardy in Arizona? For individuals who have faced criminal charges previously but have been found not guilty of the crime should know and understand their rights under the Double Jeopardy law. The law comes from the Fifth Amendment, which outlines that a person should not “be subject for the same offense to […]
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Expungement vs Set Aside in Arizona

Expungement vs Set Aside in Arizona

Expungement vs Set Aside in Arizona Arizona law does not allow for true expungement of criminal convictions. However, it does allow for the restoration of rights that individuals lose upon conviction of a felony crime. These rights include: Enlisting in the military Holding public office Obtaining or renewing licensures Possessing a firearm Serving on a […]
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What is the Penalty for Car Theft in Arizona

What is the Penalty for Car Theft in Arizona?

What is the Penalty for Car Theft in Arizona? Car theft is a serious crime in Arizona that carries severe consequences. In 2017, Arizona experienced 19,058 stolen vehicles. That’s 3.4 percent more than 2016. This crime is such a problem in Arizona that the state formed the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) in 1992 to […]
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Do Police Cars Have GPS Tracking in Arizona?

Do Police Cars Have GPS Tracking in Arizona?

Do Police Cars Have GPS Tracking in Arizona? It was not long ago when the United States Supreme Court considered the use of GPS (short for global positioning system) tracking on an automobile as a form of search as detailed by the Fourth Amendment. In other words, the Supreme Court previously required that police obtain […]
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felony murder rule

Does Arizona Follow the Felony Murder Rule?

Does Arizona Follow the Felony Murder Rule? One of the more controversial issues in criminal law has to do with something called the felony-murder rule. Under this rule, if someone dies while you’re in the middle of committing a felony, you can be charged with murder. It doesn’t matter whether you intended for anyone to […]
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underage dui in arizona

Underage DUI in Arizona

Underage DUI in Arizona For some reason, teenagers in Arizona thinks they can’t be charged with DUI. After all, if they aren’t old enough to drink, why would they get in trouble for drinking and driving? Many others assume that, as long as they don’t have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) f more than .08, […]
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