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  • Firearms Evidence in Criminal Cases
    Firearms Evidence in Criminal Cases

    Criminal cases in Arizona often involve the use or alleged use of a gun. It is helpful to understand how the use of a particular gun can be connected to a specific crime and/or excluded from a ...

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  • Risk Assessments in Sex Crimes Cases
    Risk Assessments in Sex Crimes Cases

    In the defense of many Arizona sex crimes cases it is useful during plea negotiations to retain a mental health specialist to do a "risk assessment." A risk assessment consists of a battery of tests ...

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  • Arizona Drug DUIs and Their Consequences
    Arizona Drug DUIs and Their Consequences

    When most people hear the term "DUI" they reflexively think of drinking and driving. But many DUI cases relate to the use of drugs, rather than alcohol, in combination with driving. There are ...

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  • Phoenix Man Pleads Not Guilty for Hit and Run Fatality of Policeman
    Phoenix Man Pleads Not Guilty for Hit and Run Fatality of Policeman

    A 24 year old man has been accused of a fatal hit and run accident which claimed the life of a 29 year old Phoenix Police Officer, Dartl Raetz as he was conducting a DUI checkpoint in the West side of ...

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  • The Order of a Criminal Trial in Arizona
    The Order of a Criminal Trial in Arizona

    Criminal trials in Arizona have an order (or course or plan) that is governed by the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. Any criminal case can be counted on to follow this order: 1. Opening ...

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  • Supreme Court Rules Suspects May be Subject to DNA Test at Arrest
    Supreme Court Rules Suspects May be Subject to DNA Test at Arrest

    According to a recent decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court, certain suspects may be subject to a DNA test immediately after arrest, even before the process of trials and their conviction begin. ...

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