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Q: Man is accused of sexual assault,gets arrested again at every rescheduled court date when accuser nor lawyer never shows

At each court date he gets remanded and has to get bailed again. If the accuser or their lawyer never shows up how can they keep remanding him for the same issue? Is there still a case if no one shows up? There is no events but the first statement from a family member of the accuse which is nowhere... View More

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Q: Can I be charged for indecent exposure or face any other consequence for going to a clothing optional resort.

I was invited to a family friendly clothing optional landed (private property)resort . Is it considered the same as a locker room or public shower or could I be charged with anything for being nude .

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Q: I am being charged with larceny. I don't understand what this is. I have never been in trouble with the law.

I have 2 back to back court dates. I have been at my job for 6 years now. These charges are from 2019. From then until now I have been employed traveled out of the country flown and have never had a problem. What will be the out come of this for me? I have had my identity stolen a few times

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Products Liability and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: Security cameras on my property. I've had instances of workers unplugging my security cameras.

The cameras are attached to the house. I want to know where the law falls on security cameras and hired service workers.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: Would I be able to press charges against someone who placed a hidden device in the privacy of my bedroom?

I do know the person who did it and am willing to press charges against this said individual should the opportunity arise. But I was curious, what form of state punishment would this person receive if they were to be brought up on "voyeurism charges", and if I wanted to sue this person... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

If someone placed a hidden device in your bedroom, you could potentially press charges for voyeurism, a serious invasion of privacy. Voyeurism laws vary by state, but generally, it's considered a criminal offense when someone knowingly invades another person's privacy for sexual... View More

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Q: why would the state file a motion to dismiss the entire case record 2 weeks before trial and keep 3 out of 23 charges?

my lawyer did not tell me about the 20 charges being dismissed i only found out about them being dismissed because I looked my case up online cause I could not remember my trial date my lawyer is using the 20 counts dismissed as leverage for me to sign this open plea for two f4 that is capped at... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Can you be arrested for Aggravated DUI when your weren't even driving, in front of your house ,with no keys in your poss

Police report says I was observed consuming alcohol and was not even driving or in possession of keys and no ethyl alcohol in my system can the police lie like that on the police report and a year later initially file charges for Aggravated DUI?

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems unusual that you would be charged with Aggravated DUI a year after the incident if you were not driving, did not have keys in your possession, and had no ethyl alcohol in your system at the time. However, laws can vary by jurisdiction, and... View More

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Q: I was the subject of a police investigation involving illicit substances years ago-More info below-is it safe to travel?

How was the subject of a police investigation involving illicit substances four or five years ago in the state of Arizona- my renter was a heroin dealer who got arrested, and they naturally launched an inquiry into me. I was never a drug dealer, but I also was no stranger to shady dealings with... View More

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems that you were not arrested or charged with any crimes related to the police investigation. If there are no outstanding warrants for your arrest, you should be able to travel without facing legal issues.

However, it's essential to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: Im a college sophmore

My ex had recently broken up with me, and I had decided with a friend to drive me to his dorm and egg his room. It was supposed to be like a little April Fools Prank that he was unaware of and to make me feel better about the break up but it went too far. So I broke in by 2 college students letting... View More

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answered on Apr 4, 2024

I understand that you are going through a difficult time after your breakup, but it's important to recognize that your actions were not just a harmless prank. Breaking into someone's room and causing damage to their property is a serious offense that can lead to criminal charges.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: A search warrant was served on my house. I asked the officers why my home and they said it was surveiled

They didn't find any stolen goods and left me to fix my door and sue them for the money. I want to find out if the search was legal

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

The legality of the search conducted at your home depends on several factors. If the officers had a valid search warrant, it typically means that a judge found probable cause based on evidence presented by law enforcement. The specifics of the warrant, such as the address, date, and items sought,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: At a fugitive of justice hearing in Maricopa county and there's a status conference when I'm out on bond. What to expect

Hello maricopa county, I got arrested for a warrant out of Michigan for child support and I got bonded out now I have to go to a status conference. What should I expect at the status conference? Will they put me back in jail.

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Here are a few key things you can expect at a status conference for a fugitive of justice case in Maricopa County:

- The judge will check in on the progress of getting you extradited back to Michigan to face the child support warrant. The prosecutor will update if Michigan has begun that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Domestic Violence and International Law for Arizona on
Q: Will I be extradited from Mexico to the USA for a dv assault charge? I’m a Mexican citizen and have a green card
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Extradition between Mexico and the United States is governed by treaties and international law, which allow for the transfer of individuals facing criminal charges or convictions from one country to the other under certain conditions. Whether you will be extradited for a domestic violence assault... View More

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Q: Met someone on Tinder who claimed to be 18. Police say they're a minor. Can I be charged if I didnt know their real age?

I was on Tinder and the person I met said they were 18. I had police contact saying that the person was a minor. If I did not know will I still get charged with a crime?

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

We are sorry that you find yourself in this situation. Unfortunately this situation is more common than most people think. First, lets address the biggest problem that our clients in this situation face: A minor cannot consent under ARS 13-1405. In Arizona the age of consent is 18yrs old this means... View More

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Q: If I was to fly back from another country into USA and landed in Washington and have an active warrant in California.

Would California come get me? Would they know if have an warrant right when I land using my passport? Would I be able to enter the U.S. without them finding out I have a warrant? Or be prepared to be arrested?

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Yes, if you have an active warrant then you should always expect to be arrested any time you come into contact with law enforcement. We have seen this happen both if you are entering or leaving at an airport as once you provide your ID the system checks for any flags. Now, it is impossible to say... View More

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Q: Why was i charged w hindering in 2 degree ? Police came on a welfare check, but refused to leave.

I answered door to two police officers that stated they were there on a welfare check called in by a friend. I told them we are all sleeping and that everything is fine. They asked to talk to my son , I woke him up and we both talked through a see through locked screen. they could see we were fine.... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Hindering in the 2nd degree comes from ARS 13-2511. The law is fairly simple as it says, "A person commits hindering prosecution in the second degree if, with the intent to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of another for any misdemeanor or petty offense, such... View More

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Q: how to defeat an affirmative defense plea

even though the party had a mental condition they were aware of what they were doing at the time the crime was commited by trying to clean up the crime scene and stole and fled in that persons car

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

I am not sure your entire question was posted correctly.

There is no such thing as an "affirmative defense plea" so that is the first thing that we would need to know. What it sounds like is maybe you believe there is an affirmative defense based on mental capacity. That can...
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Q: I'm charged with poss of dang drug and it was obtained illegally by the officers

Ok I was arrested two years ago but was released cuz of my job so I didn't go to jail but the officer was surveillancing a home but I went to check on my son at that residence I was there for close to 15 l

Min but officer has no video of me doing anything illegal he stated I was there... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

In Arizona, the legality of a police stop and search is grounded in whether the officer had probable cause to believe a crime was being committed. Simply being present at a location under surveillance does not automatically provide probable cause. However, the specific circumstances surrounding... View More

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Q: i have a charge for criminal damage and disorderly conduct x5 i want to k ow what will happen if i plead guilty
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answered on Feb 20, 2024

Every case is different and since you were charged with 6 criminal misdemeanors, I strongly recommend that you hire a private lawyer to defend you. If you only had one charge, then that might be a different situation where online advice could be helpful.

That being said, here is what I can...
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