Know Your Rights Podcast
Join the Maricopa County Library District and the Public Defender’s Office as we talk to community experts as well as attorneys on best practices, tips and tricks, and basic questions on basic rights. Our librarians will also chip in, giving you the best free library resources to continue your quest for knowledge.
Do you know what the laws are about animal cruelty or even why its important to talk about animal cruelty? Join us as an attorney from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office talks about the animal cruelty laws and cases that he prosecutes.
Did you know that Arizona hosts one of the few diversion counseling programs for those on probation for animal cruelty? Join us as we talk to Simon Burr from SAGE Counseling as he explains how the program works.
Did you know that the AZ Humane Society offers a lot more than just pet adoptions? Join us as we talk with Tracey Miller from the AZ Humane Society about all the great work they do. Learn more about their bottle baby kitten ICU, their disaster teams, non-traditional animal adoptions, and how to report or find out more about their animal cruelty investigation teams.
Join us as we talk with Kacie Nickel, a county Public Defender about what defendants need to know about their rights and restrictions during a domestic violence dispute - from pre-trial to probation, find out what to expect.
If you are a victim in a domestic violence dispute, do you know what your rights are or what to expect from a victim advocate? Join us as we talk to a county Victim Advocate about the process and what you need to know about victim's rights.
Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men are victims of domestic violence? Join us as we speak with an attorney with the Family Violence Bureau and a Victim Advocate to find out what the criminal justice process looks like for domestic violence charges. CONTENT WARNING: We'll talk about domestic violence, abuse, & homicide.
So you've got your court date but do you know what to expect, how to dress, or what to say? Join our Public Defenders as they talk about courtroom etiquette and what you can prepare for before you go to court.
You see this scenario on TV all the time: An entire criminal case is thrown out because the police didn't read the suspect their Miranda Rights during the original arrest. Did you know that's not exactly how Miranda Rights work in the real world? Join our Public Defenders Ross Kader and John Champagne as they dispel myths and talk about about when Miranda Rights really come into play in the criminal justice system.
The TikTok #deviouslicks challenge has made stealing from and vandalizing school restrooms seem like a fun thing to do, but it can have lasting consequences. Join us as we hear from attorneys at the Public Defender's Office talk about what types of criminal charges can result from this challenge and what the long-term ramifications could be.
Even though we don't have mental asylums any more, sometimes people need mental health court-ordered treatment. Listen to Dan Fenzel, Office of the Public Advocate, talk about patients' rights when they are ordered to undergo mental health treatment, if they are involuntarily committed, and how the process works.