201705.05
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Feliz Friday! It’s Cinco de Mayo!

Does anyone really need an excuse to eat tacos? Nope.  I’ll be eating tacos, anyway, but go ahead, I’m listening! Today is Cinco de Mayo—not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day (that’s on September 16).  May 5 celebrates a victory for the underdogs, a day when people fought for themselves, their families, and their…

201704.20
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What Happens When You Get a DUI?

When hearing about another DUI arrest in the news, the focus is often on public safety. “Another danger off the streets.” But thought is rarely ever given to the life of the arrested. Without getting into a discussion of morals and presumptions of innocence, it’s important to remember that a DUI arrest is not a…

201704.20
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The Legal Repercussions of a DUI

After experiencing an arrest for a DUI charge, you may be scratching your head as to what happens next. Your emotions will be high, and you’ll need time to process what has happened to you. Luckily, a DUI arrest is not a DUI conviction. Your life won’t end, but there will be some inconveniences while…

201704.20
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Do DUI Punishments fit the Crime?

How Effective are DUI Punishments? It is no secret that a DUI can drastically change your life. Being convicted, or even charged, with any crime affects your financial and personal life more than most might think. However, there is an unspoken assumption that a punishment fits the crime. For example, convicted arsonists face steeper consequences…

201703.30
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Let the Madness Begin!

Calling all basketball fans: you are hours away from hoops heaven!  The first few weeks of March Madness have yielded to the big stage, the Final Four, held here in our hometown of Phoenix, AZ.  Four teams out of the original 64 remain: Gonzaga, Oregon, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  The scene this year is bigger…

201703.02
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What’s On Deck, Legally?

Springtime—it’s our favorite time of year in the Valley of the Sun, filled with spring training games, music festivals, and this year, the NCAA basketball finals!  It’s also a time for fresh changes and new ideas, and our Arizona state legislators are busy trying to make decisions on proposed amendments to our laws.  As criminal…

201612.28
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Holiday Mayhem and Looking Forward

The Holiday Season is not quite over here in Scottsdale, Arizona, and there is still one week left in this roller coaster of a year.  But before we regale our readers with a timely recap of 2016, a word to the wise. With one week left in 2016, there is still time for law enforcement…

201612.23
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Don’t Let Your Holiday Get Scrooged!

Season’s greetings to everyone who will be driving on the I-10 near downtown Phoenix or between Phoenix and Tucson: welcome to the “zero tolerance” zone.  Going two miles over the speed limit with your family of carolers fa-la-la-la-la-ing in the back seat while you head to your brother’s house?  Ticket.  Your grandma uses the carpool…

201612.07
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Honoring the Past in the Present

This year, approximately twenty men will return to their homes, places they have not seen in 75 years.  Through the use of dental records, DNA technology, and manifests from the Arizona and the Oklahoma, their remains have been identified and returned from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Though few, if any, in their hometowns will have specific…