How Dangerous is it to Use a Fake ID?

  • How Dangerous is it to Use a Fake ID?

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    Using a fake identification card as a teen can seem relatively harmless – especially if “everyone is doing it” – until offenders realize the full implications of this illegal action. Using false identification for any purpose, even for an attempt at underage drinking, is a crime. Young people facing criminal charges for possessing or attempting […]

  • Penalties for Smuggling Contraband to Give to a Prisoner

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    “Prison contraband” describes items the law does not allow prisoners to have while in detainment. Contraband can be almost anything, from weapons to certain types of food. Almost anything that prisoners could trade, modify, or use to escape may be something corrections professionals deem “contraband.” Smuggling contraband to give to a prisoner in Arizona is […]

  • What Are the Repercussions for Speeding in a School Zone?

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    School zones have strict rules for a reason. They protect young children and teens – society’s most vulnerable populations. Every year, thousands of students unknowingly put their lives at risk when they walk on sidewalks and crosswalks in Phoenix. It only takes one moment of driver distraction, carelessness, or negligence to cause serious injury or […]

  • How Does a Criminal Traffic Violation Differ from a Basic Traffic Violation?

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    A majority of traffic tickets are simply infractions—that is, minor violations of traffic laws or certain mechanical problems that don’t necessarily pose an immediate danger to others. Examples of infractions include: Tailgating Driving through a stop sign Driving above the posted speed limit A non-functioning light or turn signal An infraction is a non-criminal traffic […]

  • How a DUI Could Affect Your International Travel Plans

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    If you plan to travel abroad and have been arrested and/or convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the United States, you should be aware that your criminal history can create unexpected problems, beyond what you may have imagined. Every country has its own regulations, which differ widely from country to country, not only […]

  • Domestic Violence Statistics in Arizona

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    Domestic violence is a serious problem around the country, especially in Arizona. The state defines domestic violence as a criminal act of abuse that’s committed by any “family or household member.” There are many types of crimes that may be considered domestic violence offenses, as long as there is a qualifying victim. Domestic violence crimes […]

  • How to Keep Your Children Safe from Internet Sex Crimes

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    The internet has become a mainstay in American households – it’s incredibly convenient, and many of us can’t imagine life without it. Even if you try to limit your children’s internet use, they likely require it for school assignments. Like the real world, the cyber world has a dark side. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly easier for […]

  • What Are the Penalties for Committing a Federal Crime?

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    In order for the government to regulate the behavior of its citizens, it must have “jurisdiction.” In most cases, determining jurisdiction is straightforward. For example, if someone commits a crime within a state’s boundaries, it’s the state’s jurisdiction to arrest and prosecute. On the other hand, if a crime occurs on a federal property – […]

  • What to Do if You Are Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault on a College Campus

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    According to the Symposium on False Allegations of Rape, 2%–8% of rape allegations are provably false. In addition, 44.9% of cases did not proceed, meaning there was insufficient evidence or the incident did not meet the legal standard of assault. Sexual assault is a serious allegation that can land the accused – guilty or not […]