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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: Why are AZ counties allowed to enact "ordinances" which are actually being enforced as "laws" on person's private prop?

I was arrested and found guilty of a misdemeanor for using an LPG garden torch to eradicate fox-tails in my well-irrigated 5-acre pasture. These noxious weeds can be fatal to livestock guardian dogs when embedded under their skin. I was protecting my private property, ON my private property. Even... Read more »

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i am trying to find the AZ Administrative code that applies to DES obligation to provide specific section listing "TERMS AND CONDITIONS" on all applications for emergency rental assistance. And that the applicant be provided a copy of original submitted either online or by paper. I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: How to change the venue of jail in one state to another jail in state individual resides in.


Just recently sentenced to 4 years' probation in ARIZONA. Through the interstate compact agency, the probation is transferred to Pennsylvania. However, the terms and conditions of the probation on count 1 are that I admit to controlled custody to a county jail in ARIZONA for 60... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: Do they have 180 days to secure an indictment? Why would they close case open new one same charges different case number

I initially was arrested and released on a charge went through the whole court hearings go to sign my plea and the fill in Procecuter says to continue there's something more. So we continue and my lawyer says oh mix up with codefendants case # so scratch that and will continue for next hearing... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Oct 11, 2021

Unfortunately this is standard procedure (at least in Mohave County where I practice, must be the same in Maricopa). The prosecutors can avoid having to prove their case before the judge and can just feed a bunch of nonsense to a grand jury and get an indictment. It's lazy and it SHOULD be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: o you have the right to defend yourself from an arrest that you know is unlawful with the same force that the officer is

doing to you?

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Sep 3, 2021

I wouldn't recommend it. Technically, yes, but dead right is still dead. The appropriate time to challenge the legality of an arrest is not mid-arrest.

The answer would have been markedly different in Arizona in 1871 but this is 2021. Law enforcement has Motorola. Even justified use of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: How do I find out whether or not a person is a US citizen, how that was obtained, & what document would need to be filed

This seems so crazy to me but I'm actually asking these questions on behalf of my 60 year old significant other who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1960. His mother married an officer in the US military who was stationed somewhere over on that side of the world back then. They married.... Read more »

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
answered on Oct 10, 2020

Hey, you may be able to access his immigration records through the freedom of information act. You may need to know the case number for his moms application. Perhaps Kim is also a beneficiary of his stepfathers US citizenship. It is best to consulte an experienced immigration attorney before... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: My husband's public defender for criminal charges filled in for a coworker to defend a co-defendent in my husband's case

She never got approved from my husband to represent his codependent prior or after to 7/13/20.Is this an error by his lawyer that would constitute a dismissal of my husband's case?

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Jul 20, 2020

If your husband and a co-defendant are both being represented by the public defenders office, THAT is a problem. The PD cannot merely assign two separate attorneys to co-defendants. The court must appoint conflict counsel to one of the defendants from outside the PD's office.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Tax Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I bring suit against the IRS for providing my address to the Trump administration?


I recently received a letter from the Trump administration informing me that my Economic Impact Payment had arrived.

I was under the impression that it was illegal for the IRS to share my tax information with third parties except under certtain well defined circumstances... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Apr 29, 2020

First, you can sue anyone for anything.

The question is can you survive summary judgement, I have no clue. I'd need way more information to make a determination.

I would only make that determination after you retained me as your attorney.

If you want an answer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: I got a suspension order because I fail my road test? I'm not even a licensed driver?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Oct 3, 2019

You answered your own question

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I be charged at all if someone commits suicide after watching a YouTube video that I posted a comment on?

A few years ago I left a comment in the comment section of a YouTube video. This video wasn't mine, but essentially dismissed the legitimacy of depression and similar mental illnesses. I said some pretty unenlightened things about depressed people in my comment (e.g. that they're... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Jul 8, 2019

A) The statute of limitations (law setting a deadline by which charges must be filed or a claim made) has likely run on this event. B) Opinion is almost always protected speech unless it is inflammatory, contains untruths, or is damaging to a person's professional reputation. C) It is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: Az new bill driving on suspened revoked does not result in impoundment of vehicle what if your driving with no license

The person was driving w/ no license a vehicle belonging to another person who was not present when pulled over for a wrongful turn.

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Jun 6, 2019

They eliminated suspended license as justification for impounding a vehicle but a REVOKED license will still get the vehicle impounded. Since no license is equivalent to revoked, law enforcement will likely impound the vehicle. The registered owner can petition for an early release of the vehicle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: Does Az.District Court Judge have a deadline to approve a fee waiver? We cannot "Serve" defendant until it is approved.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 5, 2019

An attorney would likely want to see additional details here, possibly including pleadings, orders, agreements, and other related paperwork.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Probate for Arizona on
Q: My dad was murdered in his living room in lake havasu city, az 3nov2017. His killer "turned himself in" who can help me?

The murderer, after killing my dad, stole my dads gun, 1 of 2 weapons used in the crime, as well as my dads wallet, cellphone, keys, & truck, all recovered from the killers possession at the time of incarceration. He was initially arrested in la paz county, where he turned to law enforcement... Read more »

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
answered on Sep 12, 2018

I recommend that you contact an Arizona probate attorney to advise you and answer your questions. There are many details that need to be handled and your attorney can help you get started.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: I'm 18 years old and my boyfriend is 26 years old , can we get married ?
Priscilla Frisby
Priscilla Frisby
answered on Jan 25, 2018

Why would you not be able to marry him? Legally you are an adult and are allowed to marry whoever the law will allow you to marry, so unless he is a first-cousin, or other close relative, you can marry him.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: What court do I go to to sue a municipal court to get a civil fine dropped that I shouldn't even have?

Some years back, I had a court date to appear with proof that I had insurance on my vehicle on the date of a traffic stop and the charge would be dismissed. Now, I did have proof of insurance, however on the day of the appearance, I was incarcerated and the court fined me for FTA and the insurance... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Oct 11, 2015

If you are unhappy with a court's ruling, there is usually a way to appeal, although deadlines apply.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your...
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