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Fighting Back Against Mugshot Websites

May 8, 2019 | News

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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Owning a “Bump Stock” is Now a Felony

April 14, 2019 | News

If you own a bump stock, then as of March 25, 2019, you are committing a federal felony. If you’re wondering what a bump stock is, it is a device that uses the recoil of a semi-automatic firearm to fire bullets in a more rapid fashion. They are also devices that can be used by… read more

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If I Am a Prohibited Possessor Can I Still Carry a Knife?

April 11, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

It’s a simple question, but it requires us to delve into the definitions that Arizona’s Misconduct Involving Weapons statutes uses. First, what is a Prohibited Possessor? Under Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3101(7), a prohibited possessor is defined as any person who falls into the following categories: Has been found to constitute a danger to self… read more

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Can I Ever Stop Registering as a Sex Offender?

April 11, 2019 | sex crimes & prostitution

Will I ever not be required to register as a sex offender? Unfortunately, for most people, the answer is no. Registration in the Arizona Sex Offender Registry is a lifetime requirement, with one exception. The one exception is for those defendants convicted of violation Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-1405, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, who… read more

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