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Old Sexual Assault Cases in Arizona Turning Out Convictions

Posted by Shawn Hamp | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Arizona has had a backlog of more than 6,000 rape kits from unresolved sexual assault cases, dating back to 2000. By the end of April, the State had tested around half of these kits and identified and indicted eight suspects, most of who are already in jail for other crimes. This project -- start...

Important things to know about DUI in Arizona

Posted by Shawn Hamp | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the subject of driving under the influence, Arizona is what we refer to as a zero tolerance state. No three strikes and youre out in Arizona. You can straight up be arrested by law enforcement for being too drunk. While those states with more lenient DUI laws would just let you ...

Two Huge Cases Being Heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Jan 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court of the United States makes a statement about the law, all of the courts in the country are bound by what it says, including those in Arizona. Now that there are finally nine Justices on the bench – making a 4-4 tie less likely – the Court is primed to hear some high-profile...

Body Camera Footage Catch Police Lying Under Oath

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Dec 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the first time since they started using body cameras two years ago, police footage from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has been released to the public. It appears to show cops framing a suspect for drug possession by planting a bag of cocaine on him during an arrest for hit-and-run....

The Stages of the Arizona Criminal Process

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Dec 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Arizona, criminal proceedings follow a set order of events. Knowing what happens and when can help you understand the criminal justice system and where your case is heading. Police Investigation The first step in all criminal cases is the police investigation, where police officers gather ev...

What is an Arizona "Safety Corridor"?

Posted by Virginia L. Crews | Nov 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is a Safety Corridor? If you have traveled on I-40 around the Kingman area, you have likely noticed the signs indicating “Safety Corridor” and “Zero Tolerance”. By the end of 2016, such signs were erected on 3 separate sections of highway in Arizona. These areas were identified by the Ari...

The Phases of a Criminal Trial in Arizona

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If youve been arrested and charged with a crime in Arizona, you probably have questions about your cases journey through the criminal justice system. This is especially true if youve never been accused of committing a crime, before. Heres a brief overview of the path through the criminal jus...

Viral Video Leads to Detective Losing His Job

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Nov 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Utah detective, who viciously arrested a nurse while trying to perform an illegal search for evidence in a drunk driving crime, has been fired from the police force in a rare instance of police accountability. Viral Video of Detective Arresting Nurse The situation began on July 26, 2017, in...

Admin per se Suspension and the 15 day Rule

Posted by Virginia L. Crews | Nov 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Admin per se Suspension and the 15 day Rule You may suffer a drivers license suspension even if you are never convicted of a crime. If you are arrested for suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), the arresting officer will serve you with an Admin pe...

Federal DUI cases in the Grand Canyon National Park

Posted by Virginia L. Crews | Nov 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Federal DUI cases in the Grand Canyon National Park The United States District Court has a location within the Grand Canyon National Park. Many people are surprised to learn that committing crimes on federal lands, such as within a National Park, are federal crimes and handled in United States...

An Arrest Is Not the Same as a Conviction

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Oct 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In one of our recent blog posts, we covered the story of a beloved USC professor and his bogus arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). The incident highlights the often-forgotten fact that, in the American legal system, theres a huge difference between an arrest and a conviction. Unfortuna...

Routine Practice Violates Fourth Amendment, Court Rules

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Sep 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court of Arizona decided a case, State v. Havatone, this past March to determine when a law enforcement officer can draw blood from an unconscious individual. In the case, the defendant, Don Jacob Havatone, was seen driving erratically and collided with another vehicle. He was transpo...

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