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Stewart Salwin Selected to “Top 40 Under 40”

Salwin Law Group is proud to announce that the National Trial Lawyers has re-selected Stewart Salwin to the 2021 list of “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyers in Arizona. The National Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization comprised of the best trial lawyers across the United States in the field of criminal defense. Selection to membership in the association...

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Stewart Salwin Selected to Best DUI Lawyers in Phoenix

Salwin Law Group is proud to announce that Stewart Salwin has been selected to the 2020 list of “Best DUI Lawyers in Phoenix” by Expertise.com. Expertise.com reviewed over 538 attorneys in the Phoenix-metro area and scored the Phoenix DUI lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories. They analyzed the results and produced a hand-picked list of 21...

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Arizona Jury Trials to Resume in June

Last Friday, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a new administrative order laying out a plan for courts to return to normal operations. Since March, the Supreme Court has ordered a limit to in-person court proceedings, the suspension of jury trials, and the use of telecommunication to conduct hearings. Last Friday’s order is the first of its kind to establish...

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Arizona Supreme Court Suspends Jury Trials Until June

New Supreme Court Order Extends Limitation on Court Proceedings Amid COVID-19 Last Friday, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a new administrative order limiting in-person court proceedings in Arizona’s courthouses until June 1, 2020. The Supreme Court has ordered all lower Arizona courts to limit in-person proceedings to “the greatest extent possible,” suspend the empaneling of new juries and adopt...

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Supreme Court Requires Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Ramos v. Louisiana that the Sixth Amendment requires a unanimous jury verdict to convict anyone accused of a serious crime and that this requirement applies to the states. If you are like most people, you may have thought that this was already the law. In general, that is true. The...

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Arizona Domestic Violence Arrests Increase Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Domestic Violence Arrests Surge in Arizona under Lockdown Arizona has experienced a surge in reports of domestic violence in the wake of “stay-at-home” orders meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. This increase in domestic violence appears to be in line with global trends as couples around the world self-isolate, and it may also be followed by an...

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Tiger King and Criminal Law: What Questions Does the Show Raise?

Along with many Americans stuck in quarantine over the past weeks, I decided to distract myself from the COVID-19 crisis to gawk unabashedly at the train wreck of a show that is Netflix’s Tiger King. Like a gift from the entertainment gods, Tiger King came at a time when Americans cooped up in their homes needed it most. It...

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Will Changes to Prosecutors’ Charging Decisions Sparked by Coronavirus Have Long-Term Impact?

Coronavirus Alters Criminal Justice Procedures in Arizona and Nationwide. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the previous weeks, Arizona jails have released inmates while prosecuting agencies have adopted more lenient charging policies. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced last Thursday the suspension of the work furlough and work release programs currently in place in the Maricopa County jail system, essentially...

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Scottsdale Takes Measures to Reduce Court Appearances due to COVID-19

The City of Scottsdale has announced on its website that Scottsdale City Court will be continuing a majority of its hearings until May 1st in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. This includes all out of custody criminal arraignments and proceedings, all cases assigned to the East Valley Regional Veteran’s Court, all civil traffic cases, and all jury trials....

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Arizona Courts, Jails Take Measures to Tackle COVID-19

Maricopa and Pima County Superior Courts Extend Suspension of Jury Duty due to Coronavirus Both Maricopa and Pima County Superior Court issued updates on their responses to the novel Coronavirus pandemic on Friday. The Pima County update noted that jury service would now be suspended until April 20, 2020. Previously, the court had only ordered the suspension of jury...

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