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Blog Posts in February, 2013

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  • Miranda Rights in Criminal Prosecutions
    Miranda Rights in Criminal Prosecutions

    Anyone who's ever watched American television, which includes everyone who grew up and or lives here, and many more people in addition, know that they are entitled to have their "rights" read to them ...

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  • Do Police Officers Need a Warrant to Search an Automobile?
    Do Police Officers Need a Warrant to Search an Automobile?

    When confronted with a case where evidence or contraband was seized from an automobile, one of the first questions we ask is whether the search and seizure by law enforcement was proper and legal. We ...

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  • Pre-Hearing Release for Probation Violation Charges?
    Pre-Hearing Release for Probation Violation Charges?

    One question we are often asked in the context of Arizona probation violation proceedings is whether the defendant is entitled to bond or release while the charges are pending. Typically, the courts ...

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  • Use of Rule 404C by Prosecutors in Sex Crimes Case
    Use of Rule 404C by Prosecutors in Sex Crimes Case

    Occasionally, in child or adult sex crimes cases, prosecutors will request permission from the court to use evidence of a defendant's prior involvement in a similar offense, or even go so far as to ...

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  • When do Police Officers Need Search Warrants?
    When do Police Officers Need Search Warrants?

    In any criminal case where the police searched for and seized physical evidence of any kind, one of the first things we examine is the question of whether the police had a valid search warrant and/or ...

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  • Possession Versus Possession for Sale
    Possession Versus Possession for Sale

    In Arizona law and criminal procedure, there is a huge difference between the simple possession of drugs , and the possession of drugs for sale (for possession with intent to sell). In fact, in most ...

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