The Good Samaritan, Drug Overdose Act, is designed to encourage individuals to seek medical assistance for someone experiencing a drug overdose without fearing legal consequences. The primary goal of this legislation is to save lives by promoting prompt medical intervention in overdose situations.
Beginning in January 2023, a new Arizona law will allow eligible convictions and criminal records to be sealed. Sealed records will be hidden from public view but still accessible to criminal justice agencies and certain employers for sensitive positions.
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.