Arizona Seeks to Stop Prison Reform With Data

Arizona Prison ReformArizona prosecutors are apparently hoping to slow down or halt prison reform methods by offering data on the types of criminals currently incarcerated in the state’s prisons, according to a recent report. The newly-issued report seeks to debunk claims by prison reform advocates that many of Arizona’s 41,000 prisoners are low-level offenders who would be better served with probation or other penalties. Continue reading

Tempe Man Killed in CVS Shootout

Gun Crime Defense LawyersA Tempe man died as the result of gunshot wounds sustained in what appears to be an altercation that took place at the CVS on Mill Avenue, according to recent reports. The victim, Errun Scroggins, 21, was shot during a fight in the parking lot. Witnesses said that there were two shooters, both of whom are currently wanted for questioning in the incident. Both suspects are identified as black males in their early 20s. Police are reviewing surveillance video to try to determine what happened. Continue reading

DUIs and the Holidays—What You Need To Know

Holiday DUI ArizonaAs the holiday season kicks into full swing, it is important to know certain facts about DUI arrests during this time of year. Knowing these facts may help you avoid a DUI arrest if you are pulled over for any reason during the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Continue reading

How To Avoid Holiday DUIs

Holiday - DUIMany people think that those who are arrested for DUI know full well that they are drunk when they get behind the wheel and just choose to ignore the rights of others as well as their own safety. While it is true that some drivers are heavily intoxicated, the majority of DUIs occur with drivers who are at or near the .08 percent blood alcohol limit. What this means is that one or two drinks, in some cases, can be enough to convict you of DUI, and you may not even realize that you are over the limit when you are pulled over. Continue reading

Man Held on Child Rape Charges

border patrolA man from Guatemala was caught trying to sneak back into the country by border authorities, who soon discovered that he had a child rape accusation against him in Kennewick, according to recent reports. An unidentified girl who was said to be of elementary school age reported that she was raped by a male relative. Her mother called police after the girl disclosed the crime to her. Continue reading

Unlawful Discharge: Shooting a Firearm Can Get You in Trouble

Gun rights continue to be one of the fundamental rights enjoyed by American citizens. According to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, American citizens have a right to privately owned firearms. However, even the most ardent of gun rights organizations admit that there must be rules regarding the safe handling of weapons, but that these rules must not abridge the right of gun ownership. One of the ways that this happens in Arizona is through laws against the unlawful discharge of a weapon. Continue reading

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