Private Home Destroyed by the Police, City Not Liable

destroyed by the police

Police were pursuing an armed person who had allegedly shoplifted some merchandise from a wal-mart. The alleged shoplifter took refuge in a private home and a police standoff followed. Over the course of 19 hours, the police SWAT team “fired gas munition and 40-millimeter rounds through the windows, drove an armored vehicle through the doors, tossed flash-bang grenades inside and … Read More

Veterans’ Court in Arizona

Veterans' Court

Some courts offer a program available to veterans called veterans court. The concept is that veterans may have had experiences or life situations that contributed in some way to the charge(s) filed against them. Veterans’ court seeks to address any underlying issues, such as medical conditions, unemployment, lack of education, homelessness, mental health or substance abuse. Veterans’ court can also … Read More

Seligman Justice Court

Seligman Justice Court

Seligman Justice Court handles civil cases involving less than $10,000, civil and criminal traffic violations, and misdemeanors. If you receive a ticket from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office or Arizona Department of Public Safety inside the Court’s precinct, your case will be handled here. The Seligman Justice Court’s precinct includes a large section of the I-40 in Northern Arizona, including … Read More

Healthcare Professionals and Mandatory Reporting of Misdemeanors

Healthcare Professional

If you hold a professional license related to healthcare in Arizona, you may be required to self-report an arrest or a conviction to your licensing board. For example, A.R.S. 32-3208(A), which deals with “health professionals”, requires that: “A health professional who has been charged with a misdemeanor involving conduct that may affect patient safety or a felony after receiving or … Read More