|Article 1||General Provisions||32-2401 – 32-2414|
|Article 2||Agency Licenses||32-2421 – 32-2426|
|Article 3||Registration Certificates||32-2441 – 32-2443|
|Article 4||Regulation||32-2451 – 32-2462|
Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 24 - Private Investigators
- adequate records: means records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the client, the dates of service, the fee for service, the payments for service, the type of service given and copies of any reports that may have been made. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Advertising: means the submission of bids, contracting or making known by any public notice, publication or solicitation of business, directly or indirectly, that services regulated under this chapter are available for consideration. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Agency license: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that a qualifying party is authorized to conduct the business of private investigations in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Applicant: means a person who has submitted a completed application and all required application and fingerprint processing fees. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
- Associate: means a person who is a partner or corporate officer in a private investigation agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Board: means the private investigator and security guard hearing board established by section 32-2404. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Conviction: means an adjudication of guilt by a federal, state or local court resulting from trial or plea, including a plea of no contest, regardless of whether the adjudication of guilt was set aside or vacated. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Emergency action: means a summary suspension of a license pending revocation, suspension or probation in order to protect the public health, safety or welfare. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Employee: means an individual who works for an employer, is listed on the employer's payroll records and is under the employer's direction and control. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Employer: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter, who employs an individual for wages or salary, who lists the individual on the employer's payroll records and who withholds all legally required deductions and contributions. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- General plan: means a municipal statement of land development policies, that may include maps, charts, graphs and text that set forth objectives, principles and standards for local growth and redevelopment enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
- Identification card: means a card issued by the department to a qualified applicant for an agency license, an associate or a registrant. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- 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.
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Insurance adjuster: means a person other than a private investigator who, for any consideration, engages in any of the activities prescribed in the definition of private investigator in this section in the course of adjusting or otherwise participating in the disposal of any claim under or in connection with a policy of insurance. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a private investigator that while there is insufficient evidence to support probation or suspension or revocation of a license the department believes the private investigator should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the department may result in further disciplinary action against the private investigator's license. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Licensee: means a person to whom an agency license is granted pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
- municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-461
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-461
- 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.
- Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Private investigator: means a person other than an insurance adjuster or an on-duty peace officer as defined in section 1-215 who, for any consideration, engages in business or accepts employment to:
(a) Furnish, agree to make or make any investigation for the purpose of obtaining information with reference to:
(i) Crime or wrongs done or threatened against the United States or any state or territory of the United States. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
- Qualifying party: means the individual meeting the qualifications under this chapter for an agency license. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Registrant: means an employee of a licensed agency qualified to perform the services of the agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Registration certificate: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that an employee of a business holding an agency license has satisfactorily complied with article 3 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- 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.
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Street: means streets, highways, freeways, expressways, avenues, boulevards, parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public access easements and rights-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-461
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Unprofessional conduct: means any of the following:
(a) Engaging or offering to engage by fraud or misrepresentation in activities regulated by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
- Wilfully: 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 1-215