victims rights

May 25, 2018

Court rules victims can be referred to as ‘alleged victims’

People who prosecutors say are the victims of crime have no legal right to be referred to at trial as "victim'' rather than "alleged victim,'' the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

May 18, 2017

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.

Mar 20, 2017

Maria Syms: From zoning commissioner to legislating on behalf of crime victims

As an attorney, a former assistant Arizona attorney general and former United States attorney, Republican Rep. Maria Syms is attempting to bring her background in law enforcement and empathy for victims to the state House.

May 31, 2016

Lawmakers focused on victims’ rights, not get-tough bills

Arizona lawmakers weren’t as tough on crime in the 2016 session, choosing instead to focus on victims’ rights.

Apr 7, 2014

Victims’ rights bill aims to boost nonprofit’s revenues

A victims’ rights bill pushed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery would raise up to $1 million a year and benefit a nonprofit run by influential Republican operative Steve Twist.