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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…

201607.01
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Reflecting on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is right around the corner and for many of us, that means partaking in one of America’s great pastimes—fireworks.  Why do we celebrate with these rockets of firepower anyway?  Consider a letter written by John Adams.  Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned fireworks as a part of…

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No Alcohol, No Interlock?

On March 17, 2016, Senate Bill 1228 passed with 43 AYES, 13 NAYS and on Thursday, March 24, 2016, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law.  The full text of the bill can be read at: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/52leg/2r/laws/0057.pdf.  The passage of this bill is a definite YAY for the criminal defense world and those…

201512.24
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Yuletide Greetings!

What’s your idea of a perfect holiday?  Is it gathering together with friends and family?  Cooking the perfect meal perfectly?  Kicking back next to a fire with a glass of eggnog?  How about listening to Wham’s “Last Christmas” 24 times on repeat?  Oh, right, that last one is everyone’s perfect holiday! If you’re imbibing in…

201511.06
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Turning Our Focus to Problem-Solving

Last weekend, approximately 6,000 non-violent inmates were to be released from federal prisons across the nation, reigniting a discussion about our justice system and how we, as a nation, address the crime we face on a daily basis.  While every new politician proclaims an increasing need to be “tough on crime,” we should take a…

201510.09
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Prost, Arizona! It’s Oktoberfest!

It’s October in Arizona, which basically means we’re entering into the best weather of the year!  We are all excited to exchange our air conditioned offices, movie theatres, and restaurants for hiking, biking, and weiner-dog races. Weiner-dog races, you say?  Yes!  On Sunday, October 11, 2015, you can watch 32 little dogs dash for a…

201509.16
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A Shot in the Dark?

Authorities are calling it “domestic terrorism.” Law enforcement has swarmed a nine-mile zone, helicopters buzzing overhead. And someone—or some ones—continues brazenly sending bullets and other “projectiles” into random vehicles, day and night, along a stretch of our city where more than 200,000 vehicles travel daily.[1] In the past two weeks, there have been approximately a…