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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: So I sold my SUV to someone he gets a flat tire on the highway and he leaves couple of hours and gets towed as abandoned

How long does it have to be there to be considered abandoned and what's the impound fee law

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

The duration a vehicle must be left unattended before it is considered abandoned on the highway can vary depending on local laws. Typically, a car might be tagged as abandoned if left unattended on public property for a period that could range from 24 hours to several days. It's important to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: How can I avoid another 12 months of having the Interlock device in my vehicle with AZ MVD?

I live in another stated - Hawaii. The court had ordered me to contact MVD as part of separate consequences for my 1st DUI. When I contacted them, I was told to have the interlock installed and was given information on who to contact. I had the interlock installed around 01/09/23. 12-month later, I... View More

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answered on Jan 2, 2024

To address the issue with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) regarding the interlock device, you may want to consider filing an appeal or request for review with the MVD. This process allows you to present your case, including any misunderstandings or miscommunications about the requirements... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal for a town government to remote neural monitor a person? Is it legal to use the china surveillance system us

Nano was illegally blown in my face while working at a casino. My life of harassment via n.t.p communications began. Surveillance frequency is deadly after 10 years of damage. I have proof.

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answered on Nov 19, 2023

In Arizona, as in the rest of the United States, the legality of surveillance, including remote neural monitoring or the use of advanced surveillance systems, is subject to strict legal standards and privacy laws. Generally, such surveillance by a town government or any government entity without a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: My truck was stolen +reported and perp arrested after crashing my truck. Can they refuse to release my truck for nonpay

My truck was stolen and reported and the guy caught and arrested after crashing my truck.

As I read ARS-28-3512C I'm not responsible for the tow, storage charges, etc. The driver is responsible. Additionally, they can't refuse to release my truck for non payment by the responsible... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

Based on the Arizona Revised Statutes you referenced, it does appear you are correct that the law states the owner of a stolen vehicle cannot be held responsible for the towing and storage fees associated with recovery of their stolen vehicle.

Here are a few suggestions on how to get law...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: How can the act of harvesting an animal to feed oneself require a license? I am basically required to have money to eat.

This has been bothering me more lately than usual as I am now homeless and have to feed myself and my dog with no money. I just cannot see how it is a legitimate per view of government to, in essence, require an individual to have the monetary capacity to feed themselves which is a basic human... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

The requirement for a license to hunt or fish is based on the principle of conservation and management of wildlife resources. Hunting and fishing licenses help fund wildlife management and conservation efforts, such as habitat restoration, research, and education. Without these funds, it would be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: Local court has sued my sister-in-law for credit card debt that I have incurred. They think she is spouse. Options?

-Received two certified letters, one addressed to me, one to sister-in-law.

-Certified letter indicating summary judgement refers to her as spouse, which she is not.

-The debt I have incurred is my own, I am disabled.

-I cannot pay at this time, how can I exonerate my poor sister-in-law.

Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain
answered on Sep 30, 2023

Your sister-in-law needs to file an answer stating that she is not your wife, nor is she liable to for the debt (unless she is).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: When encountering a no trespassing sign does the act of trespass begin after passing the sign or before

if you are homeless and sitting on a curb in front of a fenced property where a sign is posted are you in violation of trespassing by just being near a sign or do you have to cross onto that property/pass the posted sign. Extendedly, if you are homeless and you are sitting on a curb/sidewalk... View More

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Feb 23, 2021

Theoretically the trespass would occur when a person or objects breaks the plane over the imaginary property line. If the sign is directly over this line, then a person or object would have to extend onto the property past the sign before the actual trespass could be said to have occurred. If there... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: In the Arizona Revised Statutes, What is the Legal basis for an Attorney representing a hospital, to Quash a Subpeona?

I was arrested in the hospital for the charges of disorderly conduct/fighting ARS 13-2904A.1, I Subpeoned hospital staff involved directly in my care as witnesses for my defense.

Attorney for the hospital is going to argue in court today to have those Quashed. On what legal basis?

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Aug 14, 2019

Without seeing the motion or hearing the argument it is impossible to say with certainty, but I can give you an example of a possible argument: damage to the hospital if forced to comply. The hospital could argue that calling their employees to testify could place hospital policies and procedures... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal to be arrested because of a warrant for not appearing in court if I never received court date information?

I was never served or received any court documents about appearing in court over non payment for a furniture rental. I had no idea there was a warrant out for my arrest. I rented furniture from a rent to own furniture company and fell behind on the payments. The company was unwilling to make... View More

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Jul 15, 2019

Typically a judgment may not be entered without the plaintiff demonstrating proof of service. If you were not personally served, the plaintiff may have used an alternative method of service such as service by publication (where the plaintiff runs a legal notice in a newspaper that covers the area... View More

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