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Category: assault & violent crimes

Credit Card Theft

November 8, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

What is considered credit card theft in Arizona? The theft of a credit card is punished severely in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-2102 provides that theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means requires: Control of a credit card without the cardholder’s or issuer’s consent through theft or theft… read more

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The Importance of Mitigation in Sentencing

November 5, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

When it comes to sentencing, having the right things to say can make all the difference.  Arizona law provides for wide ranges of sentences upon conviction and gives judges a significant amount of discretion as to how to sentence a defendant.  This is true for both misdemeanors and felonies.  When deciding how to sentence a… read more

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What makes an assault, aggravated?

October 26, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

How do you get charged with an aggravated assault? Almost nothing in criminal law sounds worse than an assault.  The word suggests an attack on another’s safety and wellbeing that has potentially left them incredibly hurt.  But that is just not the case in Arizona.  Arizona law treats “simple” Assaults as misdemeanors. Breakdown of “Assault”… read more

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What are Miranda Rights?

October 18, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

Miranda Rights Explained Everyone has watched a police procedural and heard the following after the metal clink of handcuffs closing: You have the right to remain silent.  Everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  You have the right to an attorney.  If you cannot afford one, one… read more

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Open Container Laws in Arizona

October 11, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

Driving with an open container in your car in Arizona is a big deal.  If you’re convicted of violating the open container law, Arizona Revised Statutes § 4-251, then you will have a Class 2 Misdemeanor on your record.  This is a serious offense, which can carry up to 4 months in jail, a fine… read more

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