Article 1 Prevention of Offenses 13-3801 – 13-3806
Article 2 Security to Keep the Peace 13-3811 – 13-3816
Article 3 Registration of Sex Offenders and Offender Monitoring 13-3821 – 13-3829
Article 4 Close Pursuit 13-3831 – 13-3834
Article 5 Uniform Criminal Extradition Act 13-3841 – 13-3870.02
Article 6 Authority of Peace Officers Outside Geographical Area of Agency 13-3871 – 13-3875
Article 7 Arrest 13-3881 – 13-3907
Article 8 Search Warrant 13-3911 – 13-3925
Article 9 Search of the Accused 13-3931
Article 10 Disposition of Seized Property in Custody of Magistrate or Peace Officer 13-3941 – 13-3942
Article 11 Preliminary Hearings 13-3951 – 13-3952
Article 12 Bail 13-3961 – 13-3974
Article 13 Trials 13-3981 – 13-3990
Article 14 Psychiatric Security Review Board 13-3991 – 13-4001
Article 16 Costs, Fees, and Disposition of Fines and Forfeitures 13-4011 – 13-4014
Article 17 Insanity or Pregnancy of Person Under Death Sentence 13-4021 – 13-4026
Article 18 Appeals 13-4031 – 13-4042
Article 19 Entry of Clearance on Records 13-4051
Article 20 Competency and Privileges 13-4061 – 13-4066
Article 21 Attendance of Witnesses 13-4071 – 13-4077
Article 22 Material Witnesses 13-4081 – 13-4084
Article 23 Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Without a State in Criminal Proceedings 13-4091 – 13-4096
Article 24 Deposition of Witness Within the State 13-4101 – 13-4105
Article 25 Deposition of Witness Without the State 13-4111 – 13-4116
Article 26 Habeas Corpus 13-4121 – 13-4147
Article 27 Crime Victim Accounts 13-4201 – 13-4202
Article 28 Retention and Preservation of Biological Evidence 13-4221
Article 29 Post-Conviction Relief 13-4231 – 13-4241
Article 30 Child Witnesses 13-4251 – 13-4254
Article 31 Complaints 13-4261
Article 32 Cold Cases 13-4271
Article 33 Authority to Seize Animals 13-4281
Article 34 Tracking and Cell Site Simulator Device Search Warrants 13-4291 – 13-4294

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 13 > Chapter 38 - Miscellaneous

  • Accused: means a person who has been arrested for a felony committed in the state of Arizona and either has been bound over for trial pursuant to a finding by a magistrate during a preliminary hearing of probable cause or has waived such a preliminary hearing or who has been lawfully indicted. See Arizona Laws 13-4201
  • Act: means a bodily movement. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Authority: means the southern Arizona sports, tourism and film authority. See Arizona Laws 5-1401
  • Bank: means a corporation that holds a banking permit issued pursuant to chapter 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Banking office: means any place of business of the bank at which deposits are received, checks are paid or money is loaned but does not include the premises used for computer operations, proofing, record keeping, accounting, storage, maintenance or other administrative or service functions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Benefit: means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Arizona Laws 5-1401
  • Bond: means any obligation authorized and issued pursuant to this article, including:

    (a) Bonds and notes. See Arizona Laws 5-1461

  • Bond-related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the authority for issuing and administering its bonds, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal fees, accounting fees, feasibility consultant and other professional fees and expenses, credit enhancement fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telephone expenses and all other fees considered necessary by the board in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 5-1461
  • Branch: means any banking office other than the principal banking office. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Calendar year: means three hundred sixty-five days' actual time served without release, suspension or commutation of sentence, probation, pardon or parole, work furlough or release from confinement on any other basis. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Cell site simulator device: means a portable device that transmits or receives radio waves to identify, locate or track the movements of a communications device. See Arizona Laws 13-4291
  • Cell site simulator device search warrant: means an order in writing issued in the name of the state of Arizona, signed by a magistrate, authorizing a peace officer to identify a communications device through the use of a cell site simulator device. See Arizona Laws 13-4291
  • Commission: means the state industrial commission. See Arizona Laws 13-4201
  • Communications device: means any device that allows the device's user to send or receive oral, wire or electronic communications or computer services. See Arizona Laws 13-4291
  • 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
  • Conditional release: means release from a secure mental health facility under the specified written conditions. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying culpable mental state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • criminal offense: includes any of the following:

    (a) A felony or misdemeanor offense. See Arizona Laws 13-3841

  • Criminal street gang: means an ongoing formal or informal association of persons in which members or associates individually or collectively engage in the commission, attempted commission, facilitation or solicitation of any felony act and that has at least one individual who is a criminal street gang member. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Criminal street gang member: means an individual to whom at least two of the following seven criteria that indicate criminal street gang membership apply:

    (a) Self-proclamation. See Arizona Laws 13-105

  • Dangerous: means a danger of inflicting serious physical harm on oneself or others, including attempted suicide or the serious threat of suicide, if the threat is such that, when considered in the light of the threat's context and any previous acts, the threat is substantially supportive of an expectation that it will be carried out. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • 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
  • Daytime: means the period between sunrise and sunset. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Deadly weapon: means anything designed for lethal use, including a firearm. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Department: means the department of insurance and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Deputy director: means the deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Division: means the financial institutions division within the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Enterprise: means any person under the jurisdiction of the department other than a financial institution. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • escape: means :

    (i) A departure from custody or from a juvenile secure care facility, a juvenile detention facility or an adult correctional facility in which the person is held or detained, with knowledge that the departure is not allowed, or the failure to return to custody or detention following a temporary leave granted for a specific purpose or for a limited period. See Arizona Laws 13-105

  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executive authority: includes the governor, and any person performing the functions of governor in a state other than this state. See Arizona Laws 13-3841
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Felony: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial institution: means banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, consumer lenders, international banking facilities and financial institution holding companies under the jurisdiction of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Government: means the state, any political subdivision of the state or any department, agency, board, commission, institution or governmental instrumentality of or within the state or political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of governor by authority of the law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-3841
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • infrastructure: means improvements that will directly and principally benefit the multipurpose facility and includes:

    (i) Sanitary sewage systems. See Arizona Laws 5-1461

  • International banking facility: means a facility that is represented by a set of asset and liability accounts segregated on the books and records of a commercial bank, the principal office of which is located in this state, and that is incorporated and doing business under the laws of the United States or of this state, a United States branch or agency of a foreign bank, an edge corporation organized under section 25(a) of the federal reserve act (12 United States Code §§ 611 through 631) or an agreement corporation having an agreement or undertaking with the board of governors of the federal reserve system under section 25 of the federal reserve act (12 United States Code §§ 601 through 604(a)) that includes only international banking facility time deposits and international banking facility extensions of credit as defined in Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 204. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Knowingly: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • material witness: means a witness in a criminal matter who is called by either the state or the defendant and whose testimony is necessary for a fair determination of an issue in the case. See Arizona Laws 13-4081
  • Mental disease or defect: means a condition that was the basis for a person being found guilty except insane pursuant to section 13-502 or that was subsequently diagnosed while the person was committed to the secure mental health facility and for which the person needs ongoing mental health treatment. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Mental health report: means a report that is written by a treatment supervisor or other qualified expert, that documents the condition of a person's mental health and that, at a minimum, includes all of the following:

    (a) The person's mental condition, symptoms and diagnosis on admission to a secure mental health facility. See Arizona Laws 13-3991

  • mentally incompetent to be executed: means that due to a mental disease or defect a person who is sentenced to death is presently unaware that he is to be punished for the crime of murder or that he is unaware that the impending punishment for that crime is death. See Arizona Laws 13-4021
  • Misdemeanor: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment other than to the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nontarget data: means information that is collected by a cell site simulator device pursuant to a search warrant that is issued under section 13-4293 or section 13-4294 and that identifies a communications device that is not related to the subject of the search warrant. See Arizona Laws 13-4291
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Omission: means the failure to perform an act as to which a duty of performance is imposed by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Parties: includes the person under the court's jurisdiction, the secure mental health facility, the outpatient treatment supervisor and the county attorney or the attorney general who is representing the state. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Pass supervisor: means a person or agency representative who is approved by the court to accompany a person on approved conditional release for pass privileges. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Peace officer: means any person vested by law with a duty to maintain public order and make arrests and includes a constable. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Person: means a person as defined in section 13-105 and includes a representative or assignee of such person. See Arizona Laws 13-4201
  • 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
  • Petty offense: means an offense for which a sentence of a fine only is authorized by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Physical injury: means the impairment of physical condition. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Possess: means knowingly to have physical possession or otherwise to exercise dominion or control over 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
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Propensity to reoffend: means the likelihood that a person will violently reoffend based on the person's history of criminal behavior or involvement in the criminal justice system. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Property: means anything of value, tangible or intangible. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • public offense: means conduct for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment or of a fine is provided by any law of the state in which it occurred or by any law, regulation or ordinance of a political subdivision of that state and, if the act occurred in a state other than this state, it would be so punishable under the laws, regulations or ordinances of this state or of a political subdivision of this state if the act had occurred in this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Qualified expert: means a psychologist or psychiatrist who:

    (a) Is familiar with inpatient and outpatient treatment services in this state. See Arizona Laws 13-3991

  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Risk assessment: means a comprehensive assessment of a person's risk for violent behavior that is conducted by a qualified expert and that includes all of the following:

    (a) The person's identifying information. See Arizona Laws 13-3991

  • Secure mental health facility: means a secure state mental health facility that is under the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Serious physical injury: includes physical injury that creates a reasonable risk of death, or that causes serious and permanent disfigurement, serious impairment of health or loss or protracted impairment of the function of any bodily organ or limb. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Stable remission: means a clinical state in which there is an absence or marked attenuation in the signs and symptoms of major mental illness. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • State: includes the District of Columbia. See Arizona Laws 13-3831
  • State: includes any territory of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Arizona Laws 13-4091
  • Sufficient cause: means a reasonable belief that the circumstance is true or necessary and is less than a preponderance. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Summons: includes a subpoena, order or other notice requiring the appearance of a witness. See Arizona Laws 13-4091
  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and Title 44, Chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Tracking device: means an electronic or mechanical device, including a communications device, that tracks the movement of a person or an object. See Arizona Laws 13-4291
  • Tracking device search warrant: means an order in writing issued in the name of the state of Arizona, signed by a magistrate, authorizing a peace officer to track a person or an object through the use of a tracking device. See Arizona Laws 13-4291
  • Treatment supervisor: means a qualified expert who is a person's supervising and treating clinician. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Unlawful: means contrary to law or, where the context so requires, not allowed by law. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Vehicle: means a device in, upon or by which any person or property is, may be or could have been transported or drawn upon a highway, waterway or airway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim: means any person, including the surviving dependent of a person, who has suffered physical injury or pecuniary loss resulting from the crime of the accused. See Arizona Laws 13-4201
  • Witness: includes a person whose testimony is desired in any proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution or proceeding. See Arizona Laws 13-4091
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.