In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-2501

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Community supervision: means that portion of a felony sentence that is imposed by the court pursuant to section 13-603, subsection I and that is served in the community after completing a period of imprisonment or served in prison in accordance with section 41-1604. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Correctional facility: means any place used for the confinement or control of a person:

    (a) Charged with or convicted of an offense; or

    (b) Held for extradition; or

    (c) Pursuant to an order of court for law enforcement purposes. See Arizona Laws 13-2501

  • Custody: means the imposition of actual or constructive restraint pursuant to an on-site arrest or court order but does not include detention in a correctional facility, juvenile detention center or state hospital. See Arizona Laws 13-2501
  • Dangerous drug: means dangerous drug as defined in section 13-3401. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Dangerous instrument: means anything that under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Deadly weapon: means anything designed for lethal use, including a firearm. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Narcotic drug: means narcotic drugs as defined in section 13-3401. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Possession: means a voluntary act if the defendant knowingly exercised dominion or control over property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

1. "Contraband" means any dangerous drug, narcotic drug, marijuana, intoxicating liquor of any kind, deadly weapon, dangerous instrument, explosive, wireless communication device, multimedia storage device or other article whose use or possession would endanger the safety, security or preservation of order in a correctional facility or a juvenile secure care facility as defined in section 41-2801, or of any person within a correctional or juvenile secure care facility.

2. "Correctional facility" means any place used for the confinement or control of a person:

(a) Charged with or convicted of an offense; or

(b) Held for extradition; or

(c) Pursuant to an order of court for law enforcement purposes.

Lawful transportation or movement incident to correctional facility confinement pursuant to this paragraph is within the control of a correctional facility. For the purposes of this chapter, being within the control of a correctional facility does not include release on parole, on community supervision, on probation or by other lawful authority on the condition of subsequent personal appearance at a designated place and time.

3. "Custody" means the imposition of actual or constructive restraint pursuant to an on-site arrest or court order but does not include detention in a correctional facility, juvenile detention center or state hospital.

4. "Escape" means departure from custody or from a juvenile secure care facility as described in section 41-2816, a juvenile detention facility or an adult correctional facility in which a person is held or detained with knowledge that such departure is unpermitted or failure to return to custody or detention following a temporary leave granted for a specific purpose or for a limited period.