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The Stages of the Arizona Criminal Process

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Dec 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Arizona, criminal proceedings follow a set order of events. Knowing what happens and when can help you understand the criminal justice system and where your case is heading. Police Investigation The first step in all criminal cases is the police investigation, where police officers gather ev...

What is an Arizona "Safety Corridor"?

Posted by Virginia L. Crews | Nov 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is a Safety Corridor? If you have traveled on I-40 around the Kingman area, you have likely noticed the signs indicating “Safety Corridor” and “Zero Tolerance”. By the end of 2016, such signs were erected on 3 separate sections of highway in Arizona. These areas were identified by the Ari...

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 ...

Lake Havasu Drone Attacker Gets Deferred Prosecution

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Jan 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Man Charged With Criminal Damage To Drone Gets Diversion In Lake Havasu City Court. One of the most popular news stories of 2015 in Lake Havasus Todays News-Herald was a story about a California man that threw a t-shirt at a drone in the Bridgewater Channel. “Tossed T-shirt causes drone to cra...

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 Misdemeanor Pretrial Conference?

Posted by Shawn B. Hamp | Oct 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this article: What is a Pretrial Conference? When can I review police reports and/or plea offers in my misdemeanor case? What is Discovery? When do I Enter my Change of Plea? What is a Pretrial Conference? A pretrial conference is a hearing set after an initial appearance has been co...

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