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Lawyer Overview for Arizona

Number of active lawyers: 18,500

Total state bar membership: 24,000

Population: 7.2 million

Arizona Bar website: www.azbar.org

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More about Arizona

Arizona is located in the south region of the United States and is the sixth-largest state in the US. Arizona was the first state in the Union that was contiguous. Arizona has been a major player in immigration reform and criminal procedure over the years.

The famous Miranda laws and rights originated in Arizona. The Miranda vs. Arizona case was a landmark case that changed how police interrogate people. The U.S. Supreme Court decided Miranda vs. Arizona in 1966. This case had a significant impact on the rights of criminal suspects throughout the country. The Court set out certain rights for defendants in police custody. First, statements made in response to interrogation by defendants are admissible before the court if the prosecution demonstrates that the defendant was informed about his rights to confer with a lawyer prior to and during questioning.

A criminal defendant must also have understood his rights and waived them. Otherwise, his confession will not be admissible in court under Fifth Amendment. Miranda also states that a defendant's confession can be inadmissible if the Sixth Amendment does not allow him to represent himself. Police officers must issue warnings to anyone they arrest. This is where the rights listed above are revealed.

About the Arizona Legal System

Arizona's court system is one of the largest in the country. There are three levels to the Arizona Court system: General jurisdiction courts, limited jurisdiction courts, and appellate jurisdiction. The courts with limited jurisdiction can be any court within the city or municipal court. However, it is restricted to specific cases depending on the subject matter and the money involved. The Superior Court of Arizona has the general jurisdiction to hear most cases. Each county in Arizona has a Superior Court. The Appellate Jurisdiction includes the Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of Arizona.

A recent survey by the American Bar Association found that there are 12,793 Arizona-based lawyers. These lawyers are skilled in many areas, including family, bankruptcy, and personal injuries. 

Arizona Lawyers FAQs

How much does a lawyer cost in Arizona?

While prices between lawyers may vary, the average price per hour for a lawyer is between $120 and $380 per hour. Since prices may vary, be sure to ask potential lawyers for their pricing information before moving forward with them.

How do I find a lawyer in Arizona?

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How many active attorneys are there in Arizona?

There are approximately 18,500 active lawyers in the state of Arizona. This number reflects all lawyers registered with The State Bar of Arizona.

Who licenses attorneys in Arizona?

The Arizona State Bar licenses all attorneys in Arizona. A lawyer that is not licensed with the state bar association cannot practice law in full capacity.

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