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Statutory rape – an overview

Although young people sometimes choose to engage in sexual conduct, the state views those under the age of 18-years-old as lacking the capacity to give legal consent for such contact. As a result, relationships between people over the age of consent and minors may...

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What is first-degree murder?

Murder or homicide charges can come in different degrees. The most severe charge is first-degree murder. According to the Arizona State Legislature, a first-degree murder charge could carry a sentence of life in prison or could result in the death penalty. Because of...

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