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April 2015 Archives

Bringing hope to sad situations

In some ways, it is the job of a criminal defense attorney to be a conduit to hope. An attorney can in many situations help a person who needs drug treatment rather than prison; counseling and rehabilitation rather than incarceration. Because Arizona has tough drug laws and harsh penalties for those who are impaired by drugs while driving, it can take a knowledgeable, skilled attorney to make a real difference in many situations.

Peoria man dies in hit-and-run motorcycle accident

He was rolling through the intersection at 75th Avenue and Thunderbird Road when his motorcycle was hit from behind. The violent collision left a 60-year-old Peoria man dying on the street, while the other driver, identified by law enforcement officials only as a Glendale man, fled the scene in his car.

DUI, child endangerment charges could have multiplying effect

We read recently of a 25-year-old woman who finds herself today in deep legal trouble. She was arrested in Mesa on a recent afternoon after she reportedly hit a stopped car with her vehicle. A man inside the stopped vehicle then jumped onto the woman's hood as she reportedly tried to drive off.

What is Arizona's "aggravated DUI" offense?

Here in the Phoenix area, there is not a day that goes by without someone being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. In fact, it is inevitable that a few are charged in the course of any day of the year. Most face simple DUI charges, but some must confront extraordinary accusations by Maricopa County: aggravated DUI.

Rape accusations retracted

Phoenix TV station KSAZ reports that a headline-grabbing article that alleged a university gang rape has been retracted by Rolling Stone magazine. The retraction comes after a top journalism school's scathing review of the article that initially shocked readers and prompted protests at the University of Virginia, where the alleged rape took place.

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