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Sep 8, 2022

Court: 292-year sentence in string of nonviolent burglaries is not excessive

A divided federal appeals court said a 292-year sentence for a string of nonviolent burglaries over three months in Bullhead City was not “grossly disproportionate” to the crime and did not violate the Eighth Amendment.

Sep 2, 2022

Maricopa County making policy changes for gun violence cases

In an effort to reduce gun violence, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is making some policy changes to hold criminals more accountable.

Nov 12, 2021

Arizona’s do-it-yourself justice system

With the top court’s blessing, state lawmakers stacked the deck against defendants with harsh, mandatory minimum sentences for conviction of drug- related and many other crimes. These laws tie the hands of judges but give prosecutors the power to threaten to indict a defendant for additional, related crimes in order to get a guilty plea.