What To Do When You’re Falsely Accused Of A Domestic Violence Offense

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Domestic violence victims need and deserve to feel safe and protected. The law in Tucson is designed to keep victims from finding themselves in situations where they may be harmed again. While the law is great for victims, it’s a world of trouble for individuals falsely accused of domestic violence. People who have actually committed a crime deserve the consequences – not people who are themselves the actual victims of harassment or revenge. The Prevalence Of False Allegations An estimated 700,000 people a year face false domestic violence allegations. It’s an alarmingly common phenomenon, and it costs taxpayers up to 20 billion...

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How Domestic Violence Convictions Affect People

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Domestic violence convictions have the potential to dramatically complicate lives. Outside of jail time, supervised probation, and costly fines and fees, society’s perspective on domestic violence convictions will also have an affect on someone’s ability to live a full and productive life following a conviction. If you’re facing domestic violence charges in Tucson, you need to understand the full scope of what’s to come in the event that you’re convicted. What Constitutes Domestic Violence? Many types of crimes fall under the rubric of "domestic violence" offenses. In fact, "Domestic Violence" is not an offense in and of itself. It simply means that...

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How Domestic Violence Affects Gun Ownership In Arizona

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Being convicted of a number of crimes causes the temporary or permanent restriction of your civil liberties. Arizona takes the suspension of firearm ownership very seriously when an individual has been convicted of a violent offense. Abiding by the terms of a sentence and completing it can lead to the restoration of the right to own a gun in Tucson. How Arizona Defines Domestic Violence Domestic violence is any number of crimes committed against individuals sharing a household, regardless of the relationship of these persons. It applies to family members, roommates, or intimate partners who live under the same roof. Not all...

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What Happens When A Restraining Order Is Violated?

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What you may think of as restraining orders aren’t actually called "restraining orders" under Arizona law. The state of Arizona refers to them as Orders of Protection or Injunctions Against Harassment. The name of the Order or Injunction doesn’t make much of a difference, however. If you’re found violating such an Order, there can be serious consequences. Even though many protective orders are based on seemingly trivial, or even outright frivolous, grounds, that doesn’t in any way impact the potential consequences for failing to obey them. How Restraining Orders Work An Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment will come with specific...

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Minors Consuming Or Possessing Alcohol In Arizona

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Arizona faces staggeringly high rates of youth drinking, and as a result, strict laws and penalties have been imposed to dissuade underage drinking. Young drivers are already more prone to accidents due to their lack of experience behind the wheel, making underage DUIs especially dangerous.It might seem complicated, particularly since the penalties are so severe, but it’s relatively straightforward. People under the age of 21 are legally forbidden from purchasing or consuming alcohol, and others are forbidden from providing alcohol to underage individuals. There are some exceptions, however, and penalties vary based upon the alcohol-related crime. Exceptions To The Rules There...

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Penalties For Marijuana Possession, Use, Or Possession For Sale In Arizona

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Arizona considers marijuana to be separate from any other kind of drug – it is neither a dangerous drug nor a narcotic. Marijuana charges are simple – the law says you cannot knowingly possess or use marijuana. Though even simple possession can be charged as a felony, it’s usually charged as a misdemeanor in the state of Arizona. The penalties depend on the type of marijuana-related charge and the amount of marijuana involved. The Difference Between Possession And Possession For Sale Possession of marijuana encompasses marijuana in its pure form or any derivative of marijuana. This includes THC concentrates that one...

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Legal Help For Sexual Assault Charges

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Arizona law has a very clear definition of rape, or "sexual assault." Intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual acts on a person without their consent is sexual assault. This includes individuals who for any reason are legally or otherwise unable to provide consent. If the victim is unable to consent due to their age, the crime can be charged differently.If you’re facing sexual assault charges, you need to understand what the laws mean, the possible penalties, and how to defend yourself against these charges. How Sexual Assault Is Punished When The Victim Is An Adult The court reviews...

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What Happens When You’re Drunk In Public In Arizona?

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While irritated neighbors or sober diners in Tucson may wish it was, being drunk in public is not a crime in Arizona. This doesn’t mean wandering around intoxicated is condoned or encouraged. Though you cannot be arrested solely for being drunk outside of your home, law enforcement officers still have recourse for handling intoxicated or incapacitated people. Any crimes committed by an intoxicated person are still crimes and they will likely become charges against you. Incapacitated Or Intoxicated? There is a large difference between being intoxicated and incapacitated according to Arizona law, though both involve impairment. Intoxication is simply impairment by alcohol...

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What You Need To Know When You’re Facing Domestic Violence Charges

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Domestic violence related charges can be among the most serious violence-related charges. A number of offenses fall under the category of domestic violence, depending on the relationship between the defendant and alleged victim(s). If you’re facing a specific type of domestic violence charge or dealing with a complex, layered case that involves a multitude of aspects of abuse, you need to understand the charges being brought against you and how they may work in unison to create the case against you. What Constitutes Domestic Violence In Arizona While domestic violence is often generally thought of as simply spousal abuse or abuse of...

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Can A DUI Be Erased In Arizona?

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Every state has different laws on what can and cannot be removed from a criminal record. They also have different processes by which they remove crimes. Some of them leave traces, and some of them don’t. Arizona is very particular in the way they allow records to be cleaned, or at least modified, when it comes to all crimes – not just DUIs.Most people with a DUI conviction would prefer to have it stricken from the official record entirely. Any criminal conviction can make life difficult for a person who is attempting to do anything that involves a background check,...

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