Article 1 General Provisions 26-1001 – 26-1006
Article 2 Apprehension and Restraint 26-1007 – 26-1014
Article 3 Nonjudicial Punishment 26-1015
Article 4 Court-Martial Jurisdiction 26-1016 – 26-1021
Article 5 Composition of Courts-Martial 26-1022 – 26-1029
Article 6 Pretrial Procedure 26-1030 – 26-1035
Article 7 Trial Procedure 26-1036 – 26-1054
Article 8 Sentences 26-1055 – 26-1058
Article 9 Post-Trial Procedure and Review of Courts-Martial 26-1059 – 26-1076
Article 10 Offenses 26-1077 – 26-1134
Article 11 Miscellaneous Provisions 26-1135 – 26-1140

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 26 > Chapter 9

  • Accuser: means a person who signs and swears to charges, a person who directs that charges nominally be signed and sworn to by another and any other person who has an interest other than an official interest in the prosecution of the accused. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Adult: means a person who is eighteen years of age or older. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • apprehension: means taking a person into custody. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • 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.
  • Arrest: means the restraint of a person by an order, not imposed as a punishment for an offense, directing the person to remain within certain specified limits. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Candidate: means a candidate of the Arizona military academy. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Clinical liaison: means a mental health expert or another individual who has experience and training in mental health or developmental disabilities and who is qualified and appointed by the court to aid in coordinating the treatment or training of juveniles who are found incompetent to stand trial. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Code: means the Arizona code of military justice as set forth in this chapter. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Commanding officer: means only commissioned officers. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Confinement: means the physical restraint of a person. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corruptly: means a wrongful design to acquire or cause some pecuniary or other advantage to the person guilty of the act or omission referred to, or to some other person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Detention: means the temporary confinement of a juvenile who requires secure care in a physically restricting facility that is completely surrounded by a locked and physically secure barrier with restricted ingress and egress for the protection of the juvenile or the community pending court disposition or as a condition of probation. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dually adjudicated child: means a child who is found to be dependent or temporarily subject to court jurisdiction pending an adjudication of a dependency petition and who is alleged or found to have committed a delinquent or incorrigible act. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Entity: means the department of child safety, the department of juvenile corrections or a child welfare agency that has been granted legal care, custody and control of a child by order of the juvenile court and that is responsible for securing inpatient psychiatric acute care services or residential treatment services for a child. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Incompetent: means a juvenile who does not have sufficient present ability to consult with the juvenile's lawyer with a reasonable degree of rational understanding or who does not have a rational and factual understanding of the proceedings against the juvenile. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Inpatient assessment: includes all of the following:

    (a) The observation of a child's behavior while the child is in an inpatient assessment facility. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • inpatient assessment facility: means a facility that is licensed by the department of health services as a level one behavioral health facility and that provides psychiatric acute care services. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Judge advocate: means an officer of the judge advocate general's corps of the United States army or the army national guard of the United States or an officer of the United States air force or the air national guard of the United States who is designated as a judge advocate. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile: means a person who is under eighteen years of age at the time the issue of competency is raised. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division of the superior court when exercising its jurisdiction over children in any proceeding relating to delinquency, dependency or incorrigibility. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Level one behavioral health facility: means a behavioral health service agency that is licensed by the department of health services and that provides a structured treatment setting with twenty-four hour a day supervision and an intensive treatment program. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Mental health expert: means a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 or a psychologist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 8-291
  • Military: means any or all of the armed forces of this state, the United States or any other state. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Military judge: means an official of a general or special court-martial detailed in accordance with section 26-1026. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • National guard: means the national guard of Arizona and the state guard when organized. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequence of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Officer in charge: means a member of the National guard designated as the officer in charge by an appropriate authority. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Outpatient assessment: includes all of the following:

    (a) A psychiatric or psychological assessment, including a clinical interview with a child. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Petition: means a written statement of the essential facts that allege delinquency, incorrigibility or dependency. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Physician: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Psychiatric acute care services: means any of the following:

    (a) Emergency or crisis behavioral health services. See Arizona Laws 8-271

  • Psychiatrist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Psychologist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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).
  • Residential treatment services: means services, other than psychiatric acute care services, that are provided by a level one behavioral health facility. See Arizona Laws 8-271
  • State judge advocate: means the commissioned officer responsible for supervising the administration of military justice in the national guard. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Superior commissioned officer: means a commissioned officer superior in rank or command. See Arizona Laws 26-1001
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Voice vote: A vote in which the Presiding Officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of legisators voting on each side are not recorded.