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Violent Crimes In Phoenix, Arizona Blog (blog)
From simple assault to murder, violent crimes can encompass almost any circumstance under Arizona State law. A mere theft can be charged as a robbery if someone says the wrong thing or moves the wrong way. An aggravated assault or murder charge can ...

ABC15 Arizona

Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial
ABC15 Arizona
On Friday his legal team filed a motion to get the trial moved out of the District of Arizona, saying the 'inescapable media coverage' may influence the judge. Attorney Andy Jacob, who isn't involved in the case but has watched much of it as a court ...
Criminal contempt trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio set to
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Face Day of Reckoning in CourtU.S. News & World Report
Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trialArizona Daily Star

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Self Defense in Arizona: What does it really mean? Blog (blog)
In Arizona the law allows an individual to claim that he or she was justified in using physical force to defend against or prevent an assault. ... A person is also allowed to use physical force to prevent a theft or criminal damage to property within ...

Arizona attorney general investigating Phoenix law firm's falsified lobbying documents
“All I can confirm is our criminal division is investigating the matter,” Mia Garcia, spokeswoman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich, said in an email in response to a question about whether the office has investigated the falsified documents. “We can ...

Arizona State University

ASU Law program raises the bar for Arizona attorneys
Arizona State University
For criminal law attorney Robert J. Weber, a member of ASU Law's inaugural class, although he enjoys the “exciting and thought-provoking curriculum,” he said it's mostly about staying connected to his alma mater. “Even though I graduated in 1970, I ...

ABC15 Arizona

RULES: ABC15 Summer Fun Sweepstakes
ABC15 Arizona
Any attempt to undermine the operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law. Any ...

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'She's beautiful': An abandoned baby was found in 100-degree heat in a backpack in Arizona
Miami Herald
Under Arizona state law, newborn babies up to 3 days old can be dropped off at certain locations, including fire stations, without criminal charges. Tempe Assistant Fire Chief Paul Nies told the Arizona Republic that there were four crews on duty in ...
Abandoned baby prompts reminders of Arizona's Safe Haven

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Oversight of Arizona ESA school-voucher program 'almost a sham'
The auditing requirements were so weak they were “almost a sham,” Matt Schoenley, of the Secular Coalition for Arizona, told lawmakers during a March 2011 House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Empowerment Scholarship Account program.

Cronkite News

Criminal justice reform efforts stall at Arizona Legislature, including push to 'Ban the Box'
Cronkite News
The Arizona Legislature considered at least five reform bills this session, but only one made it into law. One notable reform, which called for “banning the box” on job application forms, didn't make it to the governor's desk. However, one lawmaker ...

Arizona Daily Star

Maricopa prosecutor takes over criminal case against ex-UA dean
Arizona Daily Star
The Pima County Attorney's Office, which has handled the case against Jesse Lyle Bootman since charges were filed 18 months ago, recently transferred it to a prosecutor in Maricopa County after Bootman's lawyer claimed the local law-enforcement ...

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