Senators consider legislation that would make possessing ‘child sex doll’ a felony
State senators are weighing legislation designed to ensure that a picture of your child does not end up on a sex doll bought by a neighbor.
Bill would upgrade charge of a device used for fuel theft
A bill that would upgrade the charge on the use of a pulsar manipulation device in a gas pump is advancing in the legislature.
Court won’t order execution of Gunches
What started as Aaron Gunches' wish for his own execution has slowly swirled into a loaded political microcosm, pulling top state officials, multiple Corrections administrations and justice groups into its orbit.
Republicans advance bill that would boost penalties for fentanyl suppliers
Republicans in the state Senate are working to greatly boost the penalties for people who supply the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, advancing a bill on Thursday that would subject someone who makes, transports or sells the drug to life in prison or the death penalty if someone dies after taking the drug.
Judge prohibits state from enforcing law limiting attorneys from directly contacting crime victims
A federal judge is barring the state from enforcing a 31-year-old law that prohibits defense attorneys from directly contacting crime victims or their families, calling it a violation of their constitutional rights.
9th Circuit ruling on AZ crime victims stands
Criminal defense attorneys in Arizona are now free to challenge a state law that prohibits them from directly contacting crime victims and their families.
Bill gives wrongfully convicted new chance at freedom
Arizonans who contend they were wrongfully convicted could get a new way of trying to exonerate themselves.
GOP offers body cam support – Dems optimistic, but …
Arizona Republicans are continuing their push for wider body camera usage in the state — but advocates worry whether their efforts are enough to make meaningful change.
Lawyers on call, prepared to defend protesters arrested at Trump rally
As President Donald Trump arrived in downtown Phoenix on August 22, dozens of attorneys were on call ready to defend protesters and rally-goers alike – free of charge.
Controversial researcher hired to update prison population study
The latest update to the Prisoners in Arizona report, produced by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, or APAAC, is scheduled to be finished this fall, and it promises to be more controversial than ever thanks to the man hired to update it, John Lott.
Age of ‘tough-on-crime’ policies is fading in Arizona
The “tough-on-crime” trend is fading fast even in red state strongholds like Arizona. In its wake, a new movement has formed under a far more millennial catchphrase: smart on crime.
County attorney impugns important role of criminal defense
The defense bar consists of attorneys dedicated to justice for their clients and the system. They are as interested in just laws, and fairness within the justice system, as prosecutors may be. Defaming us is not going to deter us from meeting obligations to clients and the criminal justice system.