Criminal Defense for Tribal Land Crime
Unfortunately, for the past several decades, tribal governments have been frustrated in their efforts to maintain the peace and safety of their own lands. Not that long ago, a tribal court was limited to criminal jurisdiction over just the members of that specific tribe. That very narrow authority was subsequently broadened to include criminal jurisdiction over any member of any federally recognized tribe. However, tribal criminal laws have been completely unenforceable against non-Indians. This, however, is in the process of changing.
Why Hire an Experienced Tribal Crime Attorney
To protect the innocent
To safeguard important rights; and
To ensure that you understand the differences in Tribal law verses the Arizona court system.
In the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, the federal government opened the door for tribal courts to assert personal jurisdiction over non-Indians that commit acts of domestic violence on tribal land. (See, 25 U.S.C. § 1304).
Regardless of your status (tribal member; member of a neighboring tribe; or a non-Indian), when you appear in a tribal court, it is imperative that you be defended by a seasoned litigator that is experienced in tribal law. As a criminal defense attorney who also serves as a judge pro-tem in the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Mr. Strong possesses the required skills and tribal court experience that will give you or a loved one the best defense possible. Call today at (480) 833-2341 we can help you.
Crimes on Tribal Land
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