Many parties find themselves needing a working knowledge of the law throughout their lives. This knowledge may be for a simple purpose or it could be needed in order to better understand a situation after being charged with a crime. If an individual is facing a felony charge, he or she may become overwhelmed with legal jargon and the process itself. Therefore, having reliable information on the situation could be vital.
The preparation put into the way a situation will be handled could make a difference in the outcome. If an individual is facing a felony charge, it may be important to gain knowledge on how such a situation may move forward and how court proceedings are carried out. If a party does not have information, he or she may feel overwhelmed. By better understanding the circumstances of a situation, there may be a better chance of choosing helpful courses of action.
Phoenix police say that a 24-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly stabbing his 22-year-old brother with a hunting knife. The incident took place on Jan. 8 after an argument at the brothers' home in Congress. The younger brother suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the alleged attack.
According to sources, a female teacher now faces murder charges after her alleged involvement in a fatal Chandler car accident. Police say that, on Dec. 27, the teacher drove through a red light at high speeds at approximately 10:30 p.m. close to Arizona Avenue and westbound Loop 202. The 30-year-old woman's vehicle allegedly struck a northbound Honda Accord that was traveling left at the intersection.
On Dec. 11, an Arizona man who was accused of being involved in an attack that left two people with injuries was taken into police custody. Authorities stated that the incident occurred at a residence located in the 2600 block of East Copper Street in Tucson at approximately 3 a.m.
Four individuals have been taken into custody in connection with a home invasion that took place on Nov. 3 in Arizona. On the day of the incident, police officers arrived at a residence in the 7000 block of West Thelon Court in response to a 911 hang-up from the location. The occupants of the home told officers that three individuals had allegedly broken into the home, brandished weapons and demanded money.
Arizona law allows the prosecuting attorney to charge certain juveniles as adults for specific crimes. Being tried as an adult means the juvenile will not face sentencing to the juvenile justice system, but rather will face a potential adult sentence for the crime in state prison.
A 23-year-old woman faces felony charges in connection with the June 24 death of a 72-year-old Glendale man in his home. The elderly man, a night custodian at an area church, died from a gunshot wound and was discovered at home in his vehicle. The woman is alleged to have been the accomplice of a 24-year-old man who was taken into custody on June 26 after a traffic stop. At the time of the stop, a gun was found in his vehicle, which was later analyzed and compared with a shell casing from the scene of the custodian's death.
A 30-year-old Arizona man was reportedly taken into police custody after he was accused of attacking a man with a hammer at a bar. According to the report, the incident took place on Aug. 6 after the accused man asked the 38-year-old victim for money and food.
A 70-year-old woman who allegedly pulled a gun on a repo man and eluded police following an attempted repossession of her Jeep was sentenced to probation on July 23 after entering an Alford plea in May. While the woman never pleaded guilty to the incident, she reportedly admitted that the state might be able to prove its case in court.