Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Legal Marijuana

January 15th, 2018|Current Events, Legal|

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has not been shy about his opinion of marijuana. He believes it is a dangerous drug worthy of Schedule A designation. On January 4th, the Department of Justice released a memo calling for stricter enforcement of federal marijuana prohibition. While states with some form of legal marijuana have always been [...]

Maricopa County Leads Nation in Death Penalty Statistics

December 28th, 2017|Current Events, Sentencing|

Arizona is one of 32 states where the death penalty is still legal. In fact, Maricopa County leads the country in death penalty statistics. Of the 39 death sentences that were imposed last year, Maricopa County and two other counties (Clark, NV and Riverside, CA) were responsible for almost one-third. The death penalty represents the [...]

Online Confessions of Criminal Acts

December 14th, 2017|Current Events, Legal|

Social media has become a big part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't realize that what they post on their social media accounts is public. Even private information, such as chat histories, can be uncovered if a judge approves a motion to obtain the information. A lot of people are finding [...]

Juveniles in Maricopa County Adult Jails

November 14th, 2017|Current Events, Juvenile, Sentencing|

In Maricopa County, juvenile offenders are often incarcerated in adult jails. Juveniles who are charged as adults spend time in adult facilities before they have even been convicted of a crime. Juveniles in Adult Jails In the Lower Buckeye Jail in Maricopa County, there are typically around 70 inmates that are juveniles at any given time, [...]

Pardon? Your Options After A Conviction In Arizona

September 19th, 2017|Current Events, Legal, Sentencing|

President Trump made headlines recently when he issued a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt. Arpaio is the exception, not the rule, when it comes to pardons. Most people who are convicted of crimes will have to seek other options since receiving clemency is extremely rare. [...]

When Can Police Ask About Immigration Status in Phoenix?

September 5th, 2017|Current Events|

There has been a lot of controversy regarding immigration laws over the past few years, especially here in the Phoenix area. Recently, policy changes limiting when and where a person's immigration status can be applied to local police work have been instituted in the Phoenix Police Department. Immigration Status When You're Arrested Arizona law currently [...]