In March of 2018, a Phoenix father made headlines for being sentenced to three years in prison for leaving his two-year old son to die in a hot car in 2015. It was in 2017 that Governor Doug Ducey passed House Bill 2494 which allows individuals to use reasonable force to break into a car if they have good reason to believe the minor or pet inside is in imminent danger.
Despite this law, citizens may still be hesitant to break into a car. They may ask themselves, “What if the parent or owner comes back? What if the air conditioning is on?” Every minute the child or animal is inside the vehicle counts, though.
If you’ve been charged with a crime, car break-in or otherwise, it’s important to have a lawyer on your side. At Nava Law, our expert criminal defense team looks at every factor surrounding your case and fight for the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a free consultation.