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…

201612.23
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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…

201610.31
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Trick or Treat!

It’s that time of year again. There’s a noticeable chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, people are trading in their tank tops and sandals for peacoats and boots.  Wait, who am I kidding?  The temperature dropped by about ten degrees, so okay, Arizona, I’ll give you that #desertlife.  Although we may not…

201610.27
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Veterans Court in Scottsdale!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!  Those of you familiar with the work of our firm know that we have been working passionately and closely with members of the regional veteran’s court, various City of Phoenix criminal justice personnel, and groups sympathetic to veteran’s issues to persuade the City of Scottsdale to host its…

201610.07
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The Costs of Corruption

“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.”  William Pitt One person’s actions affected 24,000 guilty convictions.  Annie Dookhan lied–for years.  She “tested” samples in her crime lab without checking the samples out of the evidence lockers; she…

201609.30
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Going the Distance for Vets

Maybe you think we sound like a broken record, but when we hear about amazing ways that Veterans Courts are helping change lives locally and in other states, we want that for all of the veterans in our community, regardless of where they live or where their charges were filed.  From Phoenix to North Carolina…