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Arizona Vehicular Crimes

August 13, 2020 | Vehicular Crimes

If someone commits a crime while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in Arizona, it is a vehicular crime. Vehicular crimes take many shapes, from vehicular manslaughter to fleeing the scene of a car accident. Committing a vehicular crime could lead to serious penalties, including months to years in jail. If someone accuses you… read more

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Arizona Gun Laws

August 13, 2020 | Arizona Revised Statutes,Firearms Crimes

Although the Second Amendment enables citizens of the United States basic rights to own firearms, it is state law that largely regulates the sale and purchase of guns across the country. Some states have stricter laws than others as an attempt to curb rising gun violence and death rates. However, many argue that these are… read more

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Criminal Charges Showing Up on Employment Background Check

August 12, 2020 | Criminal Defense

A criminal conviction gives a person a criminal record if that person is convicted of the crime.  In order to be convicted of a crime, a person needs to plead guilty or no contest, or to be found guilty at trial.  Therefore, if the case is dismissed or a person is not guilty, they will… read more

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ARS 13-3102 Misconduct Involving Weapons & ARS 13-2904 Disorderly Conduct

July 24, 2020 | Arizona Revised Statutes,Firearms Crimes

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives you the right to bear arms. As a resident of Arizona, you have the right to purchase, possess and openly carry a gun. Any law-abiding citizen over the age of 21 can carry a firearm openly or concealed without needing to obtain a license. You must,… read more

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ARS 13-1209 Drive-By Shooting

July 17, 2020 | Arizona Revised Statutes,Firearms Crimes

Firearms are a significant cause of injuries and deaths in Phoenix, Arizona. The firearm mortality rate in Arizona in 2018 was 15.3 deaths per 100,000 population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 1,150 people in Arizona lost their lives due to firearm incidents in 2018. State lawmakers attempt to reduce the… read more

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