New Court Decision on A.R.S. § 28-672
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New Court Decision on A.R.S. § 28-672

Just last week, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that A.R.S. § 28-672 violations are strict liability offenses which warrant no jury trial. Phoenix City Prosecutor’s Office v. Honorable Monyette Nyquist and Jamie Hernandez-Alejandro Arizona Revised Statutes section 28-672 is a class 3 misdemeanor offense for causing a person serious physical injury by committing one…

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Who Do Police Body Cameras Help?

Over the past few years, the use of body cameras on police officers has become more and more commonplace. The introduction of cameras has made it possible to corroborate testimonies provided by police, suspects, and witnesses, which ideally makes it an incredibly useful tool for everyone involved. The Benefits of Police Body Cameras First of all, the…

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Why Are Arizona DUI Laws So Strict?

Here in Arizona, the justice system can be very strict, especially when it comes to our DUI laws. Because of this, a single mistake on your part – or even a false charge – can have a hugely negative impact on your life. For example, if you have your license taken away from you, you…

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Restoring Your Rights After a Conviction in Arizona

You might be aware that after a conviction, you lose certain civil rights. According to the Sentencing Project, over 6 million otherwise eligible voters in the United States no longer enjoy voting rights due to a felony conviction. As with many aspects of the justice system, African Americans are disproportionately affected by voter disenfranchisement, with 1…

Federal Prosecutor Resigns Over Misconduct
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Federal Prosecutor Resigns Over Misconduct

Recently, I wrote about the problem of prosecutor misconduct. Now, a case out of Leavenworth prison demonstrates why we need a proactive approach to prosecutorial accountability. The investigation began when the judge ordered a special master to look into misleading and contradictory statements made by the prosecutors. It came to light that the attorney’s office had…

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Exposing Insurance Companies Profiting Off the Bail System

A new ACLU and Color of Change report, “Selling Off Our Freedom: How Insurance Corporations Have Taken over Our Bail System” condemns for-profit businesses for their role in mass incarceration and racial inequality. How Does Bail Work? Most people know, either from experience or from reading the news, that people who are arrested might receive…