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Misdemeanors in Arizona: A Quick Guide

A misdemeanor arrest can be a terrifying experience, especially if you’ve never been arrested before. Almost every client I speak to wants to know exactly what it means to be charged with a misdemeanor. While some misdemeanors carry their own unique penalties, such as DUI, there are some basics we can easily cover here. There…

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GANG DATABASES

What are Gang Databases? If you ask law enforcement, gang databases are a vital tool in keeping cities safe. It has been around since policing was established. It has helped curb crime. When violence occurs, law enforcement tries to get one step ahead by knowing who may retaliate and who may be targeted next. In…

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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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How to Deal With Unethical Prosecutors

A colleague from Berkley School of Law recently shared his research paper, “Using Deterrence Theory to Promote Prosecutorial Accountability.” This has been a hot topic recently as media reports and entertainment both highlight unethical conduct by prosecutors. The judicial review process reveals instances of prosecutorial misconduct. But then what happens? Wrongful convictions, harsher sentencing, and…