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Is your loved one in prison being protected from Coronavirus?

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With the ongoing concerns of the spread of COVID-19, you may be wondering what precautions are in place to prevent an outbreak in Arizona’s prisons.  The Arizona Department of Corrections recently announced it will lift the $4.00 charge for requesting healthcare if an inmate has Coronavirus symptoms and will also lift the inmates’ charge for soap temporarily. However, according to …

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Reconnecting with your inmate

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The word on the street is that Maricopa County Inmates have a new way of “Getting Out.”  No, not literally, but figuratively speaking, Maricopa County through a third-party vendor “GTL” has set up tablets for inmates to utilize for purposes of maintaining and re-building relationships with loved ones.  The tablet allows for video visits, messaging, sharing photos, educational opportunities to …

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERS OF PROBATION/PAROLE TO ANOTHER STATE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERS OF PROBATION/PAROLE TO ANOTHER STATE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Updated March 20, 2019 Due to the current state of affairs, many states have suspended accepting Inter-State Compact Probation/Parole cases. This means that if you are currently on probation/parole in Arizona, or are sentenced to probation in Arizona, you may not be able to transfer your probation/parole to another state. According to the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision, the …

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How does the Coronavirus affect my Arizona Criminal Case?

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Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, many courts in Arizona have been modifying their instructions for defendants, criminal procedures, courtroom policies, and safety protocols. These changes arose after the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court implemented temporary measures beginning March 16, 2020 and ending April 17, 2020 in order to mitigate the Arizona community’s risk of exposure to Coronavirus.  …

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Am I Required to Give Police My Password in Today’s Digital Age?

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Living in the 21st century, new technologies are created regularly that offer services and experiences virtually rather than in person. With this constant evolution into a digital world, Federal and State Courts are presented with the struggle of how to interpret a Constitution hundreds of years old, and to apply it to present day innovations.  As technology advances and our use …

Wrong Way Impaired Driving is the Right Way to End up in the Slammer

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In 2018 Arizona enacted legislation in an effort to combat wrong way driving. These are changes that everyone should be aware of. Specifically, a provision was added to the Aggravated Driving Under the Influence (Aggravated DUI) statute, A.R.S. §28-1383, that now makes it felony Aggravated DUI to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, “while driving …

Can the State of Arizona subpoena my IP address from a third party provider without first seeking permission from a neutral judge or magistrate?

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On July 30, 2019, the Arizona Court of Appeals in State of Arizona v. Mixton, No. 2 CA-CR 2017-0217, held that obtaining an IP address and subscriber information through an administrative subpoena rather than obtaining a warrant based upon probable cause (some criminal activity) violates the right to be free from governmental interference in private affairs under article II, § …

NEW DRUG POSSESSION LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Just recently, the Arizona Senate brought some much needed reform to the sentencing of simple drug possession cases. The Senate passed a bill where some Defendants who have been convicted of Possession or Use of Marijuana, Dangerous Drugs, or Narcotic Drugs, are eligible to receive a reduction in the amount of days required to be served in prison. Originally, a …

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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is almost here. Many consider it the official start of summer, looking forward to sitting by the pool, floating down the salt river, enjoying a cold drink, or taking a long-needed vacation. However, Memorial Day means so much more. Memorial Day is a time to honor our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the …

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Instead of a Fiesta, Consider a Siesta!

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Today in America, Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday that commemorates Mexican culture and heritage. Some confuse Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day (which is September 16th), but actually it is the day that the outnumbered Mexican Army defeated the French military at Puebla de Los Angeles (currently known as Zaragoza after General Zaragoza who led them during …