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Category: Arizona Law

Arizona Exotic Animal Laws Explained

Posted on September 2, 2020 in Arizona Law

Arizona has some of the strictest laws regarding exotic animals. The state restricts ownership and possession of a variety of exotic animals to entities that have the animals for wildlife management, wildlife rehabilitation, public health, education, or commercial photography. Those entities must have a special permit to keep exotic animals for specific purposes. What Exotic…
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How Hard is it to Pass the Arizona Bar Exam?

Posted on August 17, 2020 in Arizona Law

To become an attorney in Arizona, you must be admitted to the Arizona State Bar. The Arizona Supreme Court handles all aspects of admitting lawyers to practice law in the state. Lawyers cannot practice law in Arizona without being admitted to the Bar. Attorneys are admitted to practice law in Arizona in one of three…
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Is Mail Order Weed Legal?

Posted on August 16, 2020 in Arizona Law

The Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which aims to legalize marijuana for recreational use, will hit the Arizona ballot in November. If it passes, you’ll be able to possess one ounce of marijuana, with no more than 5 grams of it being in the form of concentrate. Until it passes in November, the recreational possession…
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What is a Hung Jury?

Posted on August 15, 2020 in Arizona Law

Recently, an Arizona teacher went to trial on charges of aiding migrants by leaving water for them on Federal land. After fifteen hours of deliberation, the jury could not reach a verdict, resulting in a hung jury. The teacher had been tried before for the same offense, and the previous trial also resulted in a…
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Phoenix Council Votes To Expand Gated Alley Program Pilot to Increase Safety and Reduce Crime

Posted on July 21, 2020 in Arizona Law

On February 5, 2020, the Phoenix City Council approved an expansion of the Gated Alley Program Pilot or GAP. The Council also approved $400,000 in Neighborhood Watch Grant Program funds to pay for some of the gates in the expanded program. The expansion included up to 10 alley segments in a council district. At the…
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What is Clemency?

Posted on July 19, 2020 in Arizona Law

A criminal conviction results in a variety of punishments. Depending on the crime, a person could pay a fine and perform community service. However, many crimes result in incarceration. The time you serve in prison can be significant, depending on the crime. You could serve 20, 30, or 40 years in prison. Some individuals receive…
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Understanding Abortion Laws in Arizona

Posted on July 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

More than 600,000 abortions are performed in the US each year, although this number has been decreasing in recent years. Pro-life advocacy group Americans United for Life ranked Arizona as the most pro-life state in the nation in both 2018 and 2019. Recent changes in the Supreme Court have cast doubt on whether abortion will…
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Is CBD Oil Legal in Arizona?

Posted on June 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

You may have read about the healing properties of CBD oil since a 2018 bill decriminalized its use. There are many products on the market that claim to have health properties because they contain CBD oil. Whether the claims are true is unknown. While it may be safe for many people to use, CBD oil…
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Is it Legal to Live in Your Camper in Your Backyard?

Posted on May 16, 2020 in Arizona Law

RVs are gaining in popularity as more people seek less expensive housing options and desire to travel more while sticking to a budget. However, can a property owner live full time or allow someone else to live full time in an RV parked in their backyard? The answer is not simple. Zoning Ordinances and Laws…
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Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Arizona?

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Arizona Law

The debate about driving barefoot never seems to be settled. Some people believe that driving barefoot is dangerous. However, other people believe that driving barefoot allows you to have a better grip on the pedals, which can be safer. Regardless of what you believe, the question is whether you can receive a traffic ticket for…
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