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Category: Defense Strategies

Will I Get Arrested If I Show Up to Court if I Have a Warrant?

July 7, 2020 | Defense Strategies

If a person becomes aware of an outstanding warrant for their arrest for a missed court date or any other reasons, it is important to take action immediately. If you turn up to Court with an outstanding warrant, you can immediately be arrested and taken into custody. The judge has the discretion to take a… read more

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Can Someone Use Self-Defense Against a Person Threatening Them With COVID-19?

April 30, 2020 | Defense Strategies

Can someone face criminal charges for defending themselves against a person who said they had Coronavirus and was threatening them? During this global-pandemic the threat of acquiring COVID-19 is very scary.  Some would argue that it is just as scary as being attacked by someone with a weapon.  After all, according to health experts, COVID-19… read more

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What happens when you are arrested?

October 28, 2019 | Defense Strategies

What happens once you have been arrested? How long can the police keep you in custody?  When will I be released? These are common questions that come up regularly.  It is understandably frightening to be arrested and not know what’s ahead. Fortunately, the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure provide a timeline which all police officers… read more

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Mental State and Criminal Law

October 22, 2019 | Defense Strategies

In order to commit a crime, with one important exception, there must be both a culpable act (called an actus reus), and a culpable mental state (called a mens rea).  But what exactly does a mental state mean in the context of crimes? Arizona recognizes four different mental states: Intentionally Knowingly Recklessly Negligently Intentionally Committing… read more

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Self-Exclusion Process in Arizona Casinos

June 18, 2019 | Defense Strategies,Theft & Shoplifting

In Arizona, there is one major problem with the self-exclusion process in Arizona casinos. If you have a gambling problem, casinos have a process for these individuals. This process is where they can inform the casino of their gambling problem and can voluntarily request to be banned from the casino. This is known as the… read more

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