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… read more

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. The hit-and-run driver did… read more

Medical malpractice: stroke, brain damage, life in a wheelchair

It’s pretty common knowledge among Phoenix residents that a stroke can lead to severe, long-term disability and death. And it’s also pretty common knowledge that high blood pressure can lead to stroke. Perhaps that’s why it recently took a jury just five hours to decide a medical malpractice case against a doctor. Several years ago,… read more

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… read more

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Phoenix TV station KSAZ reports that a headline-grabbing article that alleged a university gang rape has been retracted by Rolling Stone magazine.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. Two weeks… read more