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Category: assault & violent crimes

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes in Arizona?

October 24, 2023 | assault & violent crimes

Statutes of limitations are laws that impose deadlines on the right to file a civil lawsuit or bring criminal charges against an individual in Arizona. If the applicable statute of limitations expires, the city cannot file criminal charges against a suspect for an alleged sexual offense. The statute of limitations for sex crimes in Arizona… read more

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What Type of Evidence Is Needed to Establish Disorderly Conduct?

July 19, 2023 | assault & violent crimes

Disorderly conduct, often referred to as disturbing the peace, is a crime in Arizona that may be charged on its own or stacked on top of other charges, such as drug and alcohol crimes. During a disorderly conduct case, the prosecution has the burden of proving that the defendant committed the elements of this offense… read more

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Timeline of a Misdemeanor Case in Arizona

July 13, 2023 | assault & violent crimes

If you are facing a misdemeanor charge in Arizona, you may be curious as to what the future of your case looks like. Although each case is unique, the state typically processes misdemeanor cases in much the same way. Most misdemeanor cases are given to city prosecutors, unless the defendant is under the age of… read more

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How Aggravated Assault Can Affect Your Criminal Record

July 3, 2023 | assault & violent crimes

Aggravated assault is a very serious charge that can have devastating consequences for the rest of your life. This is a felony charge in Arizona that can remain on your criminal record forever. A felony conviction can make it more difficult to find a job and/or housing, as well as take away your right to… read more

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Misdemeanor Assault vs. Aggravated Felony Assault: What to Know

June 13, 2023 | assault & violent crimes

Assault is the crime of intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing or threatening to cause physical injury to another person. In Arizona, there are two classifications of assault: simple and aggravated. Simple assault is a misdemeanor, while aggravated assault is a felony. Learn the differences between these two crimes to better understand your situation if you… read more

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