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Maricopa County Attorney Alters Criminal Charging Policies in Response to Coronavirus, while the Superior Court Makes Nearly All Criminal Hearings Virtual

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has announced that it will be changing its policies for charging criminal cases in order to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Arizona courts. This appears to mean that charging decisions (i.e., the decision of the prosecutor on whether to bring criminal charges against an individual) will become more lenient to reduce...

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Arizona Court System Takes Broader Measures Aimed at Curbing Coronavirus

Arizona Supreme Court Orders Limitation on In-Person Contact Throughout Arizona’s Court System On Monday, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a sweeping administrative order affecting the working of Arizona courts in light of “concern for the spread of COVID-19 in the general population.” Among the dramatic actions taken by Chief Justice Robert Brutinel, who signed the directive on behalf the Arizona...

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Arizona’s Justice System Takes Patchwork Measures to Address Coronavirus

Jury Duty Canceled in Some Arizona Courts, Trials Postponed The Arizona justice system has begun to take stop-gap measures to address concerns over the Coronavirus. Although no general policy has yet been announced, the Maricopa County Superior Court canceled jury selection on Monday to address rising concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. In a recent update to its website, the...

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What is Arizona’s Court System Doing in Response to the Coronavirus and Is it Enough?

Maricopa County Measures to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus Appear Underdeveloped The Maricopa County Attorney, Allister Adel, issued an email to employees of the County Attorney’s Office last Thursday updating them on what efforts the County is taking in light of the coronavirus outbreak. She states in the email that MCAO is “currently working on plans to help protect the health...

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How to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in Arizona

With so many attorneys advertising their services, how can you choose the right one for your criminal case? A quick Google search returns a seemingly endless list of lawyers, some with a bevy of awards or recognitions, positive reviews, and glistening web pages. The task of then having to hire one of these lawyers to represent you can indeed...

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How to Dress for Court and Common Mistakes to Avoid

Whenever you appear in court, you need to dress appropriately. The judge, the jury, and the prosecutor will all see you. All of these people will have an enormous impact on the outcome of your case, and they will make snap judgments about you based on what you wear. You want to make a good first impression on them, and...

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