ARS 13-1001 Example Case

In State v. Galan, 134 Ariz. 590, 591, 658 P.2d 243, 244 (App. 1982), the Court pointed out that one of the purposes of our current criminal code is "to preclude the common law defense of impossibility, which ...was accomplished by a redefinition of 'attempt' ...under A.R.S. 13-1001. "After quoting relevant provisions of the statute, we held that it "thus imposes liability where the completed offense is rendered impossible for any reason. "Id.