What You Need to Know About Self-Defense in Arizona by
Aaron M. Black 03/28/2022... Using deadly physical force to defend yourself is allowed in AZ. “A person is justified in threatening or using physical force against another when and to the extent a reasonable person would believe that physical force is immediately necessary to protect himself..."
Phoenix is a Hot Spot for Road Rage by
Aaron M. Black 12/28/2021... Road rage begins with aggressive driving, which is a traffic offense, and road rage moves the offense into the criminal code as a very serious felony with prison, significant fines and life-changing restrictions as punishments.
Arizona’s Receiving Stolen Property Law by
Aaron M. Black 10/24/2021... Unknowingly buying stolen property is not an excuse. You can still be prosecuted. That is because the law wants to discourage anyone to benefit from a crime. A person who knowingly buys something that was stolen is colluding with the criminal and is equally guilty.
US Supreme Court Weighs Warrantless Searches for Misdemeanors by
Aaron M. Black 05/06/2021... Law enforcement in Arizona has every right to enter a home in hot pursuit of a felony suspect but the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding if law officers can legally enter private property in misdemeanor cases without a search warrant.
Any evidence gathered during an illegal search cannot be used against the defendant.
Arizona’s Street Gang and Criminal Syndicate Law Explained by
Aaron M. Black 04/22/2021... Arizona legislators have enacted laws aimed at street and syndicate gangs to curtail criminal behavior including drive-by shootings; illicit drug sales; weapon violations; homicide and graffiti; assault; burglary; rape; drug possession, use, sales and trafficking; smuggling and homicide, among other offenses.
Organized crimes are aggressively prosecuted and the sentences are harsh because these crimes are considered attacks on society. Members of street gangs and organized crime who are convicted often continue their associations in the form of prison gangs.
Those convicted under gang laws face harsh penalties, and in certain cases will not qualify for probation.
Domestic Violence and Homicides Surge in Phoenix During Pandemic by
Aaron M. Black 04/08/2021... All across our nation, pandemic lockdowns and restrictions have dramatically increased the rate of domestic violence and murder, two crimes that often are connected.
During 2020, 51 cities of various sizes across the U.S. saw an average 35% jump in murder from 2019 to 2020, according to crime analyst Jeff Asher of Crimealytics in a Christian Science Monitor report published in December 2020.
Reducing Certain Felonies to a Misdemeanor Charge by
Aaron M. Black 03/25/2021... In certain situations involving a Class 6 felony, the least serious in the range of felonies, it may be possible to have the felony reduced to a Class 1 misdemeanor, the most serious in the misdemeanor class, but still much easier to live with than a felony conviction.
Ways to Avoid Self-Incrimination While in Custody by
Aaron M. Black 02/11/2021... If law enforcement has arrested you for a crime, then it is important to know how to conduct yourself. You do not want to have your words or actions used against you in court. Criminal defense attorney Aaron Black explains how to avoid self-incrimination while in custody.
Ways to Post Bail in Arizona Criminal Cases by
Aaron M. Black 10/12/2020... Arizona and all other states have an important system that allows people who are charged with a crime to remain free while the case travels its way through the complex legal system, which can take months or even years before resolution.
I Received a Criminal Summons What Happens Now? by
Aaron M. Black 09/23/2020... This is the first time you will be in court standing before a judge. During this appearance you will be officially informed about the criminal allegations against you. You will also be advised of your right to have an attorney representing you or that one will be appointed for you.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.
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