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Can Police Continue to Question You About Topics Unrelated to the Traffic Stop After the Purpose for the Traffic Stop is Over?
No, they cannot continue to question you without independent reasonable articulable suspicion that crime is afoot or your consent. The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. An investigatory traffic stop, is “temporary” and may “last no longer than is necessary to effectuate the purpose of the stop.” A traffic stop’s tolerable duration […]
Assault in Arizona A.R.S. § 13-1203 defines assault as the following: Class 1 misdemeanor: Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing another person physical injury. Class 2 misdemeanor: Intentionally placing someone else in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. Class 3 misdemeanor: Knowingly touching a person with the intent to provoke, insult, or injure the person. Section […]
Punishments for Theft Charges in Arizona The punishment for theft will depend upon the class of the alleged offense. Arizona classifies theft categories based on the value of the stolen property, goods, or services. The classes are as follows: Petty theft. Petty theft describes the theft of property valued at $1,000 or less. It is […]
Do I Have A Warrant In Arizona? You would think someone would know if they had a warrant in Arizona. However, surprisingly this is not always true. Arizona residents may have warrants for their arrest over something as minor as a forgotten ticket or court date. Issues as minor as these can quickly become serious […]
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