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Arizona's Vague Kidnapping Statute has Claimed Another Victim

Posted by Unknown | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The state of Arizona is known for its vague laws and blurred statutes, often resulting in a person receiving a charge they had not anticipated. The legal experts at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, find it essential to educate the citizens of Arizona on these potentially confusing laws to keep the number of victims as low as possible.

Mohave County Releases New Felony Case Management Plan

Posted by Unknown | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mohave County Felony Case Management Mohave County has recently implemented a Case Management Plan with the intent of improving the efficiency of felony cases heard in the Mohave County Superior Court. By increasing efficiency, the new plan will further protect a defendant's right to a quick r...

Landmark Ruling Made by Supreme Court on Cell Phone Privacy

Posted by Unknown | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Landmark Ruling Made by Supreme Court on Cell Phone Privacy With every text, call, or update of Facebook, a collection of your cellular activity is shared with wireless carriers in your area. With nearly 400 million cell phone accounts currently open in the United States—more than the total popu...

Two Huge Cases Being Heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jan 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court of the United States makes a statement about the law, all of the courts in the country are bound by what it says, including those in Arizona. Now that there are finally nine Justices on the bench – making a 4-4 tie less likely – the Court is primed to hear some high-profile...

Body Camera Footage Catch Police Lying Under Oath

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Dec 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the first time since they started using body cameras two years ago, police footage from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has been released to the public. It appears to show cops framing a suspect for drug possession by planting a bag of cocaine on him during an arrest for hit-and-run....

The Phases of a Criminal Trial in Arizona

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If youve been arrested and charged with a crime in Arizona, you probably have questions about your cases journey through the criminal justice system. This is especially true if youve never been accused of committing a crime, before. Heres a brief overview of the path through the criminal jus...

Bullhead Municipal Court Offers Amnesty Day

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Feb 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Defendants May Quash Warrants On February 24th Without Going To Jail Bullhead City announced on Feb. 8th that the Court will be conducting an “Amnesty Day” for individuals with outstanding bench warrants, traffic tickets and fines. Below is the stated press release: Municipal Court Offering a...

Miranda Warnings

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Aug 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

What You Should Know About Your 5th Amendment Rights What are your Miranda Rights?  The 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution tells us that we cannot be compelled in a criminal case to be a witness against ourselves.  This is known as the 5th Amendments privilege against self-incrimin...

Should I Take The Plea Deal?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Aug 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Arizona Trial Attorney Gives His Thoughts On The Million Dollar Question. “Should I take the deal or not take the deal?” that is the ultimate question that is asked by every defendant in each criminal case.  I get this question from potential clients and existing clients because 95% of criminal ...

Bench Trial vs. Jury Trial in Arizona Criminal Cases

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jun 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Differences Between A Criminal Trial By Judge Or A Trial By A Jury. In criminal cases there are two types of trials. There are jury trials and there are bench trials. A bench trial is a proceeding in which a judge determines the guilt or innocence of a defendant.  A jury trial consist of se...

Bond Factors in Arizona Criminal Cases

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Key Factors In Courts Determining Bond and Release Conditions In AZ. Bail is a matter of Right in Arizona, except for certain offense such as Murder, Sexual Assault and certain Dangerous Crimes Against Children.  Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Section 22. A Defendant must be release on their ...

Arizona Enacts ‘Revenge Porn’ Law

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Mar 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Law Makes It A Felony To Send Nude Pictures Of Another With ‘Intent To Harm Arizona governor, Doug Ducey signed a new emergency law on March 11th making it a Felony to send and distribute ‘Revenge Porn. The law amends the previous statute A.R.S. 13-1425.  It makes it a felony to send imag...

Can I Get Probation for a Felony Offense in Arizona?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Oct 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Probation Eligible Crimes In Arizona Felony Probation Eligible If No Prior Felony Conviction A defendant may be eligible for probation for a felony if they dont have any prior felony criminal convictions. A defendant cannot be placed on probation if they have any prior felony convictions in Ar...

Bullhead City Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Nov 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are ever arrested or charged with a crime heading Westbound on I-40 or West of the of the Black Mountains that border the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Golden Valley to the East, you will find yourself within the court jurisdiction and venue for the Bullhead City Justice Court. If...

What is a Felony Omnibus Hearing?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jun 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are facing felony charges in the Mohave County Superior Court, one of the pretrial hearings your criminal case will be scheduled for is called an Omnibus Hearing. Typically an Omnibus Hearing is scheduled thirty to sixty days after an Arraignment and criminal proceedings begin in the Super...

What is a Felony Arraignment Hearing?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jun 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are charged with a criminal felony in the Mohave County Superior Court, one of the first criminal proceedings that you will face is an Arraignment Hearing.  An Arraignment Hearing is scheduled after a grand jury indictment has been filed in the Superior Court or a criminal complaint in a j...

What is a Felony Case Management Hearing?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | May 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are charged with a felony in the Mohave County Superior Court, one of the first pretrial hearings your criminal case will be scheduled for is called a Case Management Hearing. Typically a case management hearing is scheduled two to three weeks after an Arraignment.  You may be asking yours...

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