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Category: assault & violent crimes

What Is Arizona’s 15-Day Rule?

July 15, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

Drivers in Arizona who are arrested for a DUI can face license suspension even if they are never convicted of a crime. The reason for this is that Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) handles driving privileges as a separate proceeding from the criminal charge. Arizona considers driving a privilege, not a right. The government reserves… read more

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How Do Police Officers Search For Drunk Drivers?

June 27, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

There are several ways that police officers are able to spot drunk drivers. Regardless of whether the stop is made on the road or through a DUI checkpoint, there are several characteristics that have been shown to indicate impaired driving. This type of behavior is what police officers and highway patrolmen look for when searching… read more

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Can I Shoot an Intruder in My Home?

May 21, 2019 | assault & violent crimes

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

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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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