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FBI Announces Arrest of Suspected Serial Bank Robber in Phoenix

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Robbery

The FBI announced on September 9, 2020, that a serial bank robber in Phoenix had been arrested on August 28, 2020. The FBI’s Violent Crimes Taskforce arrested 59-year old Scott David Williams. The Phoenix Police Department assisted in the arrest. The arrest followed a bank robbery. The robbery was just another robbery in a long…
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What You Need to Know About DUI Classes

Posted on September 16, 2020 in DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense in the state of Arizona. Depending on a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and whether or not they have previous DUI convictions, driving under the influence can be a Class 1 Misdemeanor all the way up to a Class 4 Felony. If…
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Five Tips to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted on September 14, 2020 in Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can have a life-altering outcome. Having a criminal defense attorney that you trust and know will fight to protect your rights is essential. Hiring an attorney for a criminal case can seem daunting and time-consuming, but it is hardly the time to roll the dice with just any lawyer. If you are…
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Report: Phoenix Saw ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Violent Crime in 2020

Posted on September 9, 2020 in Crime

New crime statistics released on August 5, 2020, by the Phoenix Police Department’s Crime Analysis and Research Unit reveal a sharp increase in the number of violent crimes in the first six months of 2020. According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, there is not a definitive answer for why the rate of violent crimes has risen…
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Arizona Exotic Animal Laws Explained

Posted on September 2, 2020 in Arizona Law

Arizona has some of the strictest laws regarding exotic animals. The state restricts ownership and possession of a variety of exotic animals to entities that have the animals for wildlife management, wildlife rehabilitation, public health, education, or commercial photography. Those entities must have a special permit to keep exotic animals for specific purposes. What Exotic…
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Aggravated Assaults, Homicides Surge 25 Percent in Phoenix

Posted on August 26, 2020 in Assault

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the first six months of 2020 saw both homicides and aggravated assaults up over 25% in the Phoenix area. Domestic violence has played a significant role in the increase, with twenty-four homicide cases linked to domestic violence in just the first six months of this year. 2019 saw ten…
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Arizona DPS Arrests, Charges 7 in Mesa Over Alleged Drug Enterprise

Posted on August 19, 2020 in Arizona News

In a Mesa drug bust, law enforcement shut down a “notorious” drug house. They also arrested seven people on numerous drug charges. The drug bust occurred on July 29, 2020, by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) when the DPS served a search warrant at the home. However,…
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How Hard is it to Pass the Arizona Bar Exam?

Posted on August 17, 2020 in Arizona Law

To become an attorney in Arizona, you must be admitted to the Arizona State Bar. The Arizona Supreme Court handles all aspects of admitting lawyers to practice law in the state. Lawyers cannot practice law in Arizona without being admitted to the Bar. Attorneys are admitted to practice law in Arizona in one of three…
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Is Mail Order Weed Legal?

Posted on August 16, 2020 in Arizona Law

The Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which aims to legalize marijuana for recreational use, will hit the Arizona ballot in November. If it passes, you’ll be able to possess one ounce of marijuana, with no more than 5 grams of it being in the form of concentrate. Until it passes in November, the recreational possession…
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What is a Hung Jury?

Posted on August 15, 2020 in Arizona Law

Recently, an Arizona teacher went to trial on charges of aiding migrants by leaving water for them on Federal land. After fifteen hours of deliberation, the jury could not reach a verdict, resulting in a hung jury. The teacher had been tried before for the same offense, and the previous trial also resulted in a…
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