January 2017 Archives

Multiple officers facing discipline in Arizona

For what it is worth, it is important for Arizona residents accused of crimes to remember that such things can and do happen to anyone - even o tmembers of law enforcement agencies themselves. In addition, it is not only criminal consequences that may be of concern to defendants but the potential for other sanctions imposed by professional governing bodies.

Distracted driving and ignition interlocks

Arizona residents who are arrested for suspected drunk driving should educate themselves about the types of penalties associated with these offenses. In addition to the criminal sanctions that may occur if a person is convicted, drivers may be subject to administrative penalties associated with their right to drive. In some cases, drivers may be required to install and use ignition interlock devices in order to retain or reinstate their driving privileges.

What right does the Second Amendment give?

Like all of the other states in the nation, Arizona has laws that govern who can own guns and even where guns may be used. However, laws may not always be black-and-white as some subjectivity may come into play. This may perhaps best seen even in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Understanding this can give valuable insight into how and why gun control has come to be such a controversial topic today.

New law changes IID requirement in Arizona

Along with New Year's resolutions, Arizona residents have other new things to learn and encounter with the start of a new calendar year. Among these are new laws. Some of these laws may not always be highly publicized so it is easy for some people to not even know about them. Two laws in particular to take note of went into effect Jan. 1, 2017 in Arizona.

Arizonan first to receive clemency by President

People in Arizona who are arrested and charged with drug crimes can be understandably fearful about the types of penalties they may face if they are ultimately convicted of a crime. Even if convicted, it is important to remember that the judicial system does allow for some opportunities to change sentences. This may come through the appeals process for some people. For others, a presidential pardon can be like a gift that may be life-changing.