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Selling Tobacco to a Minor

September 19, 2019 | News

New Policy announced Combating Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use How will previous laws related to selling tobacco to a minor, be affected by a new policy recently announced? On September 11, 2019, the Trump administration announced a new policy to be developed by the FDA that would clear stores across the country from selling non-tobacco-flavored… read more

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Animal Cruelty in Arizona

September 12, 2019 | News

In Arizona, animal cruelty can be charged for a variety of actions, ranging from failing to provide medical attention, to inflicting unnecessary physical injury, to cruel mistreatment.  Animal cruelty in Arizona is either a Class 1 Misdemeanor or a Class 6 Felony, depending on the facts of the case. Cases of Animal Cruelty Recently, you… read more

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AZ Teen Driving Law

August 8, 2019 | News

What is this Teen Driving Law? Put down the phone and watch the road! In 2018, a law banning wireless use by teens while driving went into effect. Arizona teen drivers who hold a Class G license (also known as an Arizona’s Graduated Driver’s License or a “GDL ) are prohibited from using wireless communication… read more

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Victory for Medical Marijuana Card Holders

May 31, 2019 | drugs,News

After more than 6 years of litigation and setbacks from the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court finally handed Arizona’s medical marijuana patients a victory in shutting the door on prosecutions of those patients for possessing their medicine. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (or “AMMA”) provides a defense to arrest, prosecution, or penalty… read more

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Fighting Back Against Mugshot Websites

May 8, 2019 | News

On April 1, 2019 Governor Doug Ducey signed HB2191 into law. AZ Defenders is proud to be the author of the soon to be law, and one of the driving forces responsible for its being passed into law.  This bill targets what is now defined as mugshot website operators. Mugshot website operators are companies that… read more

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