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2017 Memorial Day DUI Arrests Up in Arizona

We hear all the time about the correlation between holidays and drunk or drugged driving. Traditionally, there is an uptick in the number of crashes, highway fatalities and DUI arrests during the various holidays. But some holidays are more dangerous than others. The Most Dangerous Dates to be on the Road Here’s the breakdown on […]

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ACLU Sues Over Arizona Victims’ Rights Law

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has started a lawsuit in federal court over a section of the Arizona Victim’s Rights Law. The plaintiffs in the case – several criminal defense attorneys – are asking the court to declare that section of the law unconstitutional as an illegal prior restraint on speech. Here’s what the […]

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How Many Police Officers Does Phoenix Need?

When the subject is how large a police force is needed in Phoenix, or in any major city for that matter, one thing is certain: some groups will consistently tell you that more cops are needed to protect the lives and the property of the citizens. They will tell you this regardless of the crime […]

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Arizona Supreme Court Limits Law on DUI Blood Samples

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a provision of the state’s DUI law – involving blood samples – is unconstitutional. We hear a lot about breathalyzers, blood draws, urine tests and the like, in the aftermath of a suspected DUI. If you did not know the law, you might wonder why anyone would agree […]

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Hazing Alleged at High School in Chandler, AZ

At least four members of the Hamilton High School Football team in Chandler, Arizona have been arrested for a variety of offenses allegedly committed against other students. Police say the arrests stem from what some are calling “locker room” behavior, but others – including the police – says the allegations are more serious than that, […]

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Murder, Manslaughter or Self-Defense?

A homicide case in which the defendant was charged with murder has resulted in a manslaughter conviction. Bradley Quillen was sentenced to ten years in prison in connection with the shooting death of Miguel Delfin last April after an altercation outside a Phoenix 7-Eleven store. One of the critical facts in the case was not […]

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Cosby Pre-Trial Victory in Sexual Assault Trial

Unless you’ve been living for a while in a place without any outside communication, you’ve heard about entertainer Bill Cosby being charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania. Pre-trial proceedings are ongoing, and Cosby’s attorneys dodged a huge bullet the other day. Cosby is charged with several counts of aggravated sexual assault back in 2004 against […]

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Arizona Legislators Attempt to Emasculate Shannon’s Law

Back in 1999, a fourteen-year old girl named Shannon Smith was killed by a stray bullet. When her parents were informed that the person who fired the gun that killed their daughter was facing, at most, a misdemeanor charge, they campaigned for a change in the law. And in April 2000, after being approved by […]

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Arizona DUI Arrests Decrease for Fourth Straight Year

Problems persist at the Phoenix Open Scottsdale has just played host to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, as it does each year. The tournament is fairly relaxed by golf standards. It is also the most well-attended golf event in the country. Round three of the tournament saw almost 205,000 in attendance this year, a new […]

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Strange Crimes of 2016

As we close the door on 2016, we’re reminded that although criminal charges are serious business, there is humor in at least some of these cases. Here is a sampling of some of the stranger cases of the past year: Caught red-handed. Police in Mesa, Arizona made an arrest that involved an alleged thief being […]

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