How Hair Evidence Can Lead to Wrongful Convictions in Arizona

The difference between acquittal and conviction is often a margin as slim as a strand of hair. When hair analysis was actually used to obtain that conviction, chances are that it was flawed. That’s not hyperbole; it’s the conclusion of a three-year study by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, the National...

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Who gets frozen embryo custody after a divorce in Arizona?

In vitro fertilization is a procedure in which an egg is fertilized by sperm in a test tube or somewhere else outside of the body and stored until a later time. A couple may choose this method of reproduction for any number of reasons. But what happens if the couple divorces before deciding to have...

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Electronic Search Warrants - How They Work In Arizona

August 1, 2018 marked a huge change in Arizona for all motorists. Now, police can use a much quicker electronic system to obtain a search warrant if police suspect someone of drunk driving or other criminal offenses. Such warrants allow police to search your vehicle or test your blood. That's why it's crucial you have an...

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The Tax Implications of an Arizona Home Sale

Buying or selling a home can be an overwhelming process. The logistical, legal, and financial consequences of a home sale can be confusing - even for an experienced homeowner or home buyer. In addition to all these challenges, there are tax implications for both buyers and sellers. It is important to be aware of these...

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Courts Face Challenges In Custody Battles Involving Trans* and Non-Conforming Kids

When a couple divorces, determining child custody often is one of the most contentious elements of the legal process. A recent article in reveals the difficult challenges facing courts considering custody cases involving trans* and gender non-conforming children. Family courts in Phoenix and throughout Arizona may not be well-equipped to handle such cases. Parents...

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The Impact of Body Camera Footage on Criminal Cases

There is change in the air for how criminal cases are handled. With the growing trend in law enforcement to use body cameras and dash-mounted cameras when interacting with the public, the evidence available to understand the actual events of an arrest is increasing. For instance, news broke this month after the release of body...

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Law Changes Child Placement in Arizona

The state of Arizona will soon change how it handles drug-exposed infants and toddlers. Under Arizona Senate Bill 1473, signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey last month, the state will be given one year to find a permanent housing solution for children under the age of three who have been exposed to drugs. The...

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Arizona Supreme Court In-State Tuition Decision: A Setback for ‘Dreamers’

Thousands of people in Arizona will have to pay more money next year to attend state colleges and universities, according to a decision by the Arizona Supreme Court. For the more than 2,400 students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the decision means tuition costs could soar by 300 percent, according to...

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