July 2020

July 29, 2020

Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Arizona

If a defendant is found guilty of a crime in a jury trial in Arizona, they will likely wonder what their next step should be. Well, when someone receives a criminal conviction, it isn’t always the end of the story. The law has built-in safeguards designed to protect anyone who has been wrongfully convicted of a crime.   New Trial Motion Often the first step is making a motion to the court for a new trial. The convicted defendant in Arizona has the right to request a new trial within ten days after the entering of their verdict as guilty. […]
July 24, 2020

What Happens If You Violate Coronavirus Lockdown in Arizona?

States and cities have the power to mandate whether residents must stay home, and which businesses may remain opened or closed in response to the coronavirus. The governor’s order requires residents to limit their time away from home except when they engage in essential activities. In Arizona, essential activities include working essential jobs and exercising. Law Enforcement is Instructed to Warn Before Arresting If you fail to comply with the lockdown order, you may face criminal penalties. However, law enforcement has been instructed to provide residents with an opportunity to comply with lockdown orders before they perform an arrest. The […]
July 20, 2020

When is Self-Defense Justified in Arizona?

When you find yourself in a self-defense situation, you may assume that you can defend yourself to the fullest extent allowed by law. However, if you attempt to claim self-defense after a violent or deadly encounter, you will discover that there are limits to self-defense and you may even face criminal charges if you go too far. Arizona has self-defense laws referred to as “stand your ground” laws, and you will have the opportunity to defend yourself without being forced to retreat. You may also use threats instead of force. If someone were to start punching you, Arizona law permits […]
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