Elements of Common Law Fraud

"Fraud" is a broad term used to describe a vast array of criminal activity. Fraud can be generally defined as the act of "deliberately deceiving someone else with the intent of causing damage." Fraud crimes are codified in state and federal statutes. Those statutes define the...

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FAQ's on the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act

Last year Arizona experienced the highest number of opioid-related deaths in more than a decade. Between June 2017 and January 2018, 812 Arizonans died of opioid overdose. That is over 100 people a month dying of opioid overdose. During that same time, another 5,202 Arizonans...

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Necessity As a Defense in Arizona Criminal Law

In certain instances or for certain crimes, there are specific defenses that can be used to combat the State's prosecution. The Arizona criminal code allows for a necessity defense, which essentially justifies the behavior in question. A successful necessity defense will prevent conviction for the...

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Criminal Defense FAQ

Criminal Defense FAQ Should I answer questions from law enforcement agents or should I remain silent? If you are being questioned regarding a crime it is almost always in your best interest to remain silent. It is unlikely you will be able to talk your...

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