After more than 6 years of litigation and setbacks from the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court finally handed Arizona’s medical marijuana patients a victory in shutting the door on prosecutions of those patients for possessing their medicine. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (or “AMMA”) provides a defense to arrest, prosecution, or penalty… read more
In Arizona, two pounds. The answer as to why is something called the “threshold amount.” The threshold amount for marijuana is defined as two pounds of marijuana in Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3401(36)(h). Possessing more than the threshold amount of marijuana makes you ineligible for probation, suspension of sentence, pardon, or release if convicted pursuant… read more
You hear a crash in the middle of the night and walk into your living room to investigate. You see a masked man with a balaclava and he starts moving to you. What can you do? Am I allowed to shoot an intruder in my house? The answer is that it depends. Using deadly physical… read more
In the world of Arizona criminal law, not all drugs are treated equally. Depending on the drug involved in your case and what you did with it, the penalties vary wildly across the board. If you’re charged with a drug offense in Arizona, the first thing you should know about is Proposition 200. Proposition 200… read more
On April 1, 2019 Governor Doug Ducey signed HB2191 into law. AZ Defenders is proud to be the author of the soon to be law, and one of the driving forces responsible for its being passed into law. This bill targets what is now defined as mugshot website operators. Mugshot website operators are companies that… read more
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