Know Your Rights

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.

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Juvenile Life Without Parole

Episode 46, published Monday, April 25, 2022.

Juvenile Life Without Parole

8th Amendment Basics

Episode 43, published Monday, April 4, 2022.

Do you know what the 8th amendment talks about and what constitutional rights it protects? Join our Public Defender Ellie Knowles as she talks about the history of the 8th amendment and how it is applied today.

Your Basic Constitutional Rights

Episode 41, published Monday, March 21, 2022.

You may have heard about your constitutional rights, but do you know how they came about and what, exactly, they mean? Listen to our Public Defenders talk about some of the important rights that you have from the Bill of Rights.

Know Your Rights

Episode 40, published Monday, March 14, 2022.

Join the Maricopa County Library District and the Public Defender’s Office for our access to justice podcast: Know Your Rights. Listen to our local librarian in conversation with attorneys and community experts as they discuss how the law and your rights intersect. Let Know Your Rights provide you with the knowledge you need, the way you need it.

What to Expect if You're Arrested

Episode 39, published Monday, March 7, 2022.

Do you know what the process is or what to expect if you are ever arrested? Join our public defenders to find out.

Cannabis, DUI & Driving

Episode 38, published Monday, February 21, 2022.

Do you know what the laws are about cannabis and driving? What about if you're just a passenger? Join us as we speak with public defender Sarah Mayhew to find out.

What to Expect When You're Stopped by Police

Episode 37, published Monday, February 7, 2022.

Do you know what your rights are if you are stopped by the police? Listen to our public defenders to find out!

I'm a Paralegal, Ask Me Anything

Episode 36, published Monday, January 24, 2022.

Meet the team behind Know Your Rights. This week we'll talk to Brittany Volz, a Paralegal at the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office and find out what she does and the ups and downs of her job.

Introduction to Drug & DUI Court

Episode 35, published Monday, January 17, 2022.

Do you know that Maricopa County has specialty courts just for substance abuse and DUIs? Join us as speak with public defender attorneys to find out how those courts work and who is eligible.

7 Things You Need to Know About Marijuana Expungements

Episode 34, published Monday, January 3, 2022.

Did you know that millions of marijuana convictions are eligible for expungement under Prop 207, but so far only a few thousand people have applied? Join us as we speak to attorneys about what expungement means, how to apply, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions.