Alternate Juror

Alternate Juror al·ter·nate jur·or /ˈȯl-tər-nət/ ju̇r-ər/ noun When another juror is selected in the same way as the regular jurors and hears all the evidence. However, the alternate juror does not participate in the case unless called upon in place of one of the regular jurors. The alternate juror did not end up having to participate after all. Synonyms: alternative …

Affidavit

Affidavit af·fi·da·vit /ˌafiˈdāvit/ noun This refers to a printed or written statement one makes under oath. She swore an affidavit in support setting out her case. Synonyms: oath, testimony, affirmation, sworn statement

Acquittal

Acquittal ac·quit·tal /əˈkwitl/ noun When a defendant is found not guilty via jury verdict or the judge finds that there is not sufficient evidence to support a conviction. The defendant’s case resulted in an acquittal. Synonyms: clearing, exoneration, absolution, discharge, release, freeing, formal exculpation

Divorce Modifications in Arizona

Although a couple might be able to come to certain agreements during the divorce process regarding issues such as parenting and child support, it is virtually impossible to draw up such a contract without needing to revisit it, as change is one of life’s few guarantees. It may be necessary to make some modifications to a divorce agreement in Arizona, …

Important Steps to Take When You’re the Victim of a Personal Injury Accident

The Law Office of Edwards & Petersen is staffed with caring and dedicated personal injury accident attorneys. While you need to seek legal advice in order to see if a personal injury claim is possible, it is imperative to follow certain procedures immediately after the incident. We realize this can be difficult, especially if the injury is serious — you …

Arizona Endangerment Charge

Under Arizona law, a person commits endangerment by recklessly endangering another person with a substantial risk of imminent death or physical injury. Endangerment is deemed to be similar to assault, but it is not seen as being a deliberate attempt to cause harm. However, unlike assault, you can be charged with endangerment even if you do not actually harm or …

Arizona Misdemeanor Assault Charge

A charge of misdemeanor assault is a serious offense in Arizona – one in which should be properly represented by legal counsel. Misdemeanor Assault Jail Time & Fines The maximum penalties for a first-time misdemeanor assault conviction range from thirty (30) days to six (6) months of imprisonment. The maximum fines for a first-time misdemeanor assault conviction range from $300.00 …

Arizona DUIs & Ignition Interlock Devices

Many states have enacted legislation to put a halt to alcohol impaired driving fatalities and violations in recent years, but Arizona is taking a step further than the bunch, primarily with its strict application of ignition interlock laws. Arizona Interlock Device, commonly called an IID, is a device that is affixed to the ignition of a vehicle and is capable …