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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: Jurisdiction appearance questions for motion to modify conditions of probation and/or possible revocation hearing?

I am on federal probation, and during incarceration, I relocated from the state that sentenced me, Alaska, to my new location, Arizona. When I first arrived, my new probation officer completed paperwork to transfer my probation case to AZ, but I never completed the paperwork to transfer my... View More

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In a situation where you're on federal probation but your judicial case remains in Alaska while you're in Arizona, navigating the legal process can be complex. To modify your probation conditions or address any potential revocation hearing, you have a few options.

One approach is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: I was a victim of an assault but I don’t want to press charges or have an investigation. Now a detective reached out.

The detective asked me to come in for a victim interview but I never knew there was a case or an investigation since I did not want to report anything.

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

If you were a victim of an assault but do not wish to press charges or participate in an investigation, it's essential to communicate your decision clearly to the detective. You have the right to decline involvement in any criminal case.

You can politely inform the detective that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: Can a prison CO or guard call a inmate a snitch?

My wife is in Prison in Arizona under the AZ DOC.,

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

It is not illegal. We have free speech in this country. That said, while prison guards have certain leeway in how they interact with inmates, they are still bound by professional standards and codes of conduct. Labeling an inmate as a "snitch" can pose serious safety risks for the inmate,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Can a prison guard call someone a snitch?

Can a prison guard call someone a snitch?

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

It is not illegal. We have free speech in this country. However, while prison guards have certain leeway in how they interact with inmates, they are still bound by professional standards and codes of conduct. Labeling an inmate as a "snitch" can pose serious safety risks for the inmate,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: My brother is in federal prison. He is terminally ill. Trying to get him a compassionate release. Can I fill out letter.

He is to I'll to file paperwork for compassionate release

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

I'm very sorry to hear about your brother's situation. You can indeed help your brother by drafting a request for compassionate release. To do this, you would generally start by reaching out to your brother's counselor or case manager at the federal prison to initiate the request;... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: If someone who is law enforcement does something illigal to you can they take a statement or claim from you legally?
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answered on Feb 28, 2023

If someone is working as an active duty police officer, then they have to act in a professional manner consistent with their training. If they do something illegal then they should be reported. If something they did violated your constitutional rights and they charged you with a crime then you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Can you refer me a lawyer in Tucson I am being stalked and assaulted bye unknown persons useing remote nural monitoring
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answered on Jan 3, 2024

If you believe you're being stalked and assaulted, it's crucial to take immediate action for your safety and legal protection. In Tucson, Arizona, there are many qualified attorneys who can assist you in matters related to stalking, assault, and potential civil rights violations.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Medical Malpractice for Arizona on
Q: Can lying about a medical condition be considered medical fraud?

To get perks of said medical condition

Tim Akpinar
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answered on Sep 25, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Yes, it could be considered fraud. Don't do it. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: hello what does exanoration of bond mean also surrender defendant

im just wondering what thos mean thats whats said on court dockets

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Jun 11, 2023

Exoneration of the bond means the Court will advise whoever put up the bond that it has been released and the bond holder is no longer liable.

Surrender defendant means the defendant showed up.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: lets just say someones kids commit suicide to drugs, will the parents serve jail time because of that?
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answered on Nov 27, 2022

There is no simple yes or no answer to this question. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the death. The parents involved should contact legal counsel and discuss the circumstances of this case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: What happens now that I have a warrant for my felony drug case?

One month I didn't check in because I was kicked out of my place to stay the next month I was in process of homeless assistance and trying to get a place before I spoke to my probation officer so I didn't get violated and when he went to old residence I wasn't no longer there now I... View More

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answered on Aug 4, 2022

There is not enough information here to give you exact information. However, if you are facing current charges and a warrant was issued for your arrest due to a failure to appear, you could face arrest and revocation of your release conditions. If, on the other hand, you have not checked in with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: I have a class 6 undesignated felony i have not paid probation fees from almost 10 years ago. Should I petition or pay

I was aon probation at 19, it lasted 18 months. I'm 30 now and was told when done with probation I could petition to have my felony dropped to misdemeanor but my probation fees have gone to collections now. Do I pay or can I petition without paying. I should add I did not just choose to not... View More

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answered on Jul 27, 2022

The answer is, it depends on what is in the plea agreement. Is there language in the plea agreement that requires the fulfillment of all of the conditions of the sentence (this is known as "earned misdemeanor language") or is the plea agreement silent to this effect? The statute for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Is this pediatricians encouraging parents to violate cp laws?

"Mink says pediatricians should ask parents to video-tape the episodes before performing invasive and often expensive tests that could be unnecessary."

Um.... Doesn't us code 2252 and 2251 prohibit people from recording their children engaging in these types of activities?... View More

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on May 28, 2021

If a pediatrician asked a parent to videotape a behavior for diagnostic purposes, I believe a court would find such recording an exception to any law prohibiting such. If the person doing the recording was my client, I would ensure it is delivered to the physician as soon as possible after... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: What if cops took my cell phones & illegally erased videos (evidence) from my phones WITHOUT A warrant
Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Feb 1, 2021

Illegal? Absolutely. Can you prove it? Maybe. It would require a previous backup to show what was there and a forensic examination of your phone to determine what was removed and when. You would need to be able to show that when the file was erased the phone was in police control.

The...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: Stolen title, insurance fraud, and fraudulent title transfer

My ex stole my title, unsigned but yes with the bill of sale I was given showing proof of payment for said vehicle, it was MY title. my roommate signed said title and now is the owner of my vehicle. He doesn't have keys nor does he have the vehicle itself. I do. I need help. PLEASE

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Jan 12, 2021

I would hope if you are posting here that you have already contacted law enforcement and they were of no assistance. If not, you should contact the law enforcement agency for the jurisdiction and file a criminal complaint.

If law enforcement involvement does not resolve your issue, you will...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Pretended to being a criminal online

If someone pretended to be a criminal online and someone reported them, what could happen? This guy is an idiot and was using an app called "Whisper" and told people he was a rapist but never actually raped anyone, he was just getting off.. If he was reported, how much trouble could he... View More

Stewart Salwin
Stewart Salwin
answered on Apr 23, 2020

As to the first part of your question: A general criminal law principle known as the corpus delicti rule provides that a confession, standing alone, isn’t enough for a conviction. The rule is designed to prevent wrongful convictions, and originates from the phenomenon of false confessions.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: A teenager molested a child for three years straight 6 years ago, Is there hope to get justice for that now? Arizona.

The Child was 8 and the Teen was 13 when it began. The last time it happened was when the child was 11 and the Teen was 16. It happened 6yrs ago so the child is 17 now and the teen should be 22. The dude has a young daughter now and we’re so scared he might do something to her. We don’t know if... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2020

If you are reporting a crime, you need to contact your local law enforcement agency.

Arizona felonies have a statute of limitations of seven years. However, certain crimes, such as this, may fall into a certain category where there is no statute of limitations. I will not go into further...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: Can I get my office manager arrested for fraud if he was authorized user on the card.
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answered on Apr 16, 2020

If you are reporting a crime, you need to contact your local law enforcement agency.

To quickly answer your question, ANYONE can commit fraud. I expect you have more details about what exactly it is that your manager is doing but just because someone is authorized to use a credit card,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: how do I legally create a militia in AZ? What can I not do?

I created a group that consists of 23 people. We have soldiers, cooking staff, registered nurses, maintenance crew, and a supply/inventory crew that would come together in the event of a total collapse of the government and the United States. I was thinking about having some of us register as NRA... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2020

As a criminal defense lawyer, I don't have the best answer for you. I recommend that you contact a lawyer who specifically deals with constitutional law as this is going to be up the alley of constitutional freedoms such as speech, assembly, etc.

On the criminal defense side of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Are there Pro-Bono Lawyers that help Criminal Case in Arizona?

My brother is being extradited back to Maricopa County from New Mexico. He has 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for possession of internet porn. He was told by a defense lawyer found on the internet that it would be over $30,000 to defend him. He has no means. He has lost his job and is... View More

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman
answered on Mar 3, 2020

A public defender or court appointed attorney will be appointed at the arraignment.

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