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Man Facing Charges in Connection With Niece’s Death, Phoenix Kidnapping

Posted on August 12, 2020 in Criminal Defense

A Phoenix man kidnapped his nieces when he fled in a vehicle with the girls in the back seat. The tragic story began on July 22 at a home on Lewis Avenue in Phoenix. It ended with one teenager dead, one in critical condition, and a man facing four criminal charges. The suspect, Carlos Eduardo…
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Phoenix PD Fires Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Sex Crimes

In June 2020, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced that it would be filing criminal charges against a Phoenix police officer. The charges stemmed from alleged misconduct while on duty. Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department stated that Officer Sean Pena was the subject of a criminal investigation by the Special Investigations Detail…
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Phoenix Police Shooting: Suspect Fired at Cops With Concealed Handgun

Posted on August 8, 2020 in Criminal Defense

According to a Critical Incident Briefing by the Phoenix Police Department, a woman was shot after she fired at officers on July 8, 2020. The incident took place near 10400 N. Black Canyon Highway. 911 dispatchers received a call early in the morning from a man claiming that his roommate was “becoming crazy.” The caller…
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Phoenix Police Video Shows Officer Shooting and Killing Ahwatukee Man

Posted on July 29, 2020 in Domestic Violence

The Phoenix police department released camera footage of a police-involved shooting that occurred in May. The family of the man killed by police is demanding justice. They demand that the Police Chief fire the officer and charge him with murder. On May 21, a person made 911 calls claiming that there was a domestic violence…
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Phoenix Council Votes To Expand Gated Alley Program Pilot to Increase Safety and Reduce Crime

Posted on July 21, 2020 in Arizona Law

On February 5, 2020, the Phoenix City Council approved an expansion of the Gated Alley Program Pilot or GAP. The Council also approved $400,000 in Neighborhood Watch Grant Program funds to pay for some of the gates in the expanded program. The expansion included up to 10 alley segments in a council district. At the…
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What is Clemency?

Posted on July 19, 2020 in Arizona Law

A criminal conviction results in a variety of punishments. Depending on the crime, a person could pay a fine and perform community service. However, many crimes result in incarceration. The time you serve in prison can be significant, depending on the crime. You could serve 20, 30, or 40 years in prison. Some individuals receive…
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COVID 19 Spikes Domestic Violence and Vehicle Theft Crimes in Phoenix

Posted on July 15, 2020 in Domestic Violence

There have been many unforeseen consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rise and fall of crime rates since the outbreak is a consequence that receives little news coverage but is tracked closely by officials. Some cities have experienced decreases in certain crimes and increases in other crimes. Other cities have experienced a flat rate of…
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Understanding Abortion Laws in Arizona

Posted on July 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

More than 600,000 abortions are performed in the US each year, although this number has been decreasing in recent years. Pro-life advocacy group Americans United for Life ranked Arizona as the most pro-life state in the nation in both 2018 and 2019. Recent changes in the Supreme Court have cast doubt on whether abortion will…
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Is CBD Oil Legal in Arizona?

Posted on June 3, 2020 in Arizona Law

You may have read about the healing properties of CBD oil since a 2018 bill decriminalized its use. There are many products on the market that claim to have health properties because they contain CBD oil. Whether the claims are true is unknown. While it may be safe for many people to use, CBD oil…
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What Can I do if I Hit a Cyclist With my Car?

Posted on May 20, 2020 in Traffic Violations

Bicycling continues to increase in popularity as a recreational activity and an inexpensive form of travel for commuting through town. More bicyclists mean more bicycles on the road, which means motorists must share the road with bicycles. Bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as motorists. If you hit a cyclist with…
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