Learn what is the Arizona Brady List and how it can assist your Phoenix defense attorney in winning your case and ultimately dropping all criminal charges against you.
For criminal defendants, the right to a jury trial is found in the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This right and the others enshrined in the Constitution are intended to keep the country from instituting an oppressive government.
Arizona has a similar right to a trial by jury found in Ariz. Const. Art. VI § 17. The right to a jury trial in criminal cases is recognized in felony cases in Arizona.
There are four ways to undo a guilty plea in the Arizona state court system. The first way is to simply withdraw the plea. This can be done prior to the court accepting the plea. The second method is to file a Motion to Withdraw the Plea to Avoid a Manifest Injustice. The third is to file an appeal. And fourth is through Rule 33, Post-Conviction Relief (PCR).
Here is the scenario we often see: a couple gets into an argument that turns physical, whether that be an assault or damage to some items in their home. The police are called, often by one of the people involved in the argument or a concerned neighbor calling 911. But what if the person that called doesn’t want to press charges?