crime victims

fallen officers, Senate, Ugenti-Rita, Hobbs, voters, first responders
Mar 8, 2023

Voters to decide if state should levy new fine to help victims’ families

Arizona voters will get to decide next year whether the state should levy a new $20 fine on each criminal conviction in order to pay an extra $250,000 to the families of police officers, firefighters, EMTs and corrections officers killed on the job because of a criminal act.

crime victims, families, law, Victims Bill of Rights, Steven Logan, judge, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Nov 4, 2022

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.

lawsuit, Pima County, apartment, fatal shooting
May 8, 2017

Defense attorneys take aim at law governing interaction with crime victims

Defense attorneys allege in a federal suit filed today that an Arizona law blocking them from speaking with crime victims and their relatives violates the First Amendment.

Sep 27, 2013

Former Clemency Board members claim pressure from governor’s office

Five former members of the Board of Executive Clemency claim Gov. Jan Brewer’s top aide tried strong-arming them into not giving leniency to prisoners and punished those who did.

Apr 23, 2012

Crime victims to be honored at Ariz. Capitol

State officials are planning to honor Arizona crime victims and their advocates. A luncheon and awards presentation will be held today at the state Capitol for victims and their families. The event will mark the start of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.