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Arrested For A Domestic Violence Offense in Arizona? Read This Before You Go To Court

A discussion of ARS 13-3601 by domestic violence attorney, Nick Alcock The day after an arrest, you could be facing a bewildering set of emotions. Most people need some time to decompress and get some perspective so that they can best defend themselves. However, the legal system seems perfectly designed to prevent people from finding […]

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Disorderly Conduct Class 1 Misdemeanor in Arizona

One of the first experiences that you have in law school is quite scary. Before the first class, you are told to read certain decisions from the past. The cases that the professors select are all designed to confuse the new students. They are also all selected to prove the point that the law itself […]

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5 Factors to Consider in an Arizona Sex Offense Criminal Case

Sex offenses are taken very seriously in any state and that includes Arizona.  If you are facing possible sex offense charges, or have already been charged, it is imperative that you hire an experienced attorney.  Police and prosecutors may use scare tactics, psychological tricks and guilt to try to obtain a “confession” so having an […]

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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with Probation Violation

What is Probation Violation? If you have been convicted of a crime and are on probation, the last thing you want is to wind up back in court.  Unfortunately, probation violations are common and can arise from a variety of technical violations.  When sentenced, your probation will have a predetermined length and if, at any […]

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Understanding the 6 Types of Criminal Damage

In the state of Arizona, there are many different criminal charges you can face and what the penalties for those charges are can be even more confusing.  If you have been arrested and charged with criminal damage it is not necessarily straightforward – you can be found guilty of criminal damage even if you engage […]

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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys – 7 Advantages That Set Us Apart

Any time you are charged with a crime it is serious and you should seek representation from an attorney as soon as possible.  The criminal court system is complicated, confusing, and scary for many people but an experienced attorney can help you navigate the unknown.  Whether your offense seems minor or very serious, whether you […]

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What is a Criminal Damage Charge in Arizona?

There are many Arizona laws that seem pretty straightforward.  For example, pretty much everyone knows what they have done if they get charged with DUI.  People probably understand why they are being charged with a drug violation.  But what exactly constitutes criminal damage in Arizona and what are the penalties associated with such a charge? […]

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Charged with Disorderly Conduct – What Next

What Exactly Is “Disorderly Conduct”? Have you been charged with disorderly conduct or “disturbing the peace”?  If so, you may be wondering what the best way is to fight the charges, how to proceed, and what potential penalties are.  Additionally, many people feel that they were not actually being disorderly and that they have been […]

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Attorney Elizabeth Maupin Wins Criminal Case

The firm would like to thank attorney Elizabeth Maupin for her hard work on a criminal case in Glendale Municipal Court.  After months of hard work the criminal charges against our client were dismissed.  It was paramount for our client to maintain a clear criminal history, and with the dismissal, he can now breathe a […]

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Criminal Defense Case Continues

As a criminal defense attorney, it’s odd to see the case against former sheriff Joe Arpaio continue with him as a civilian.  Here’s an interesting post that discusses how the county attorneys office is helping offset what must be gigantic legal fees for his federal contempt of court case.. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/joe-arpaios-criminal-defense-assisted-by-taxpayers-thanks-to-countyn-attorney-bill-montgomery-9227251

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Our Criminal Defense Attorney Joy Riddle Wins and Wins

Congratulations to our criminal defense attorney Joy Riddle.  She is coming off a string of significant wins for the firm.  With two recent jury verdicts of not guilty and a dismissed sexual conduct with a minor case, she seems to be on a roll.  The not guilty verdicts were insignificant felony charges.  The first was […]

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A String of Serial Shootings adds a Seventh Victim in the Phoenix Area

The Phoenix Police Department connects a seventh homicide to one common serial shooter still on the loose. Krystal Annette White, who was 55 years of age, was found dead on April 19 on the east side of downtown Phoenix and is said to be a victim at the hands of this serial shooter. Out of […]

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Applaud the Closing of Tent City

Recently, Sheriff Penzone announced the closure of Joe Arpaio’s infamous tent city jail.  He also announced the end to the pink underwear concept.  This is a good development and I’ll tell you why. I know that it’s easy to think that “criminals” should be punished.  There’s no question that some people, especially some younger people, […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK DISCUSSES THE LATEST CASE FROM THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RHOADES V. REINKE 11/16/11

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock takes exception to a recent 9th circuit ruling involving the death penalty. The latest decision from the court directly affects a criminal defense attorneys ability to file motions and defend clients. This criminal case involves a defendant who was executed in Idaho. Before the defendant was in fact executed, his […]

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PROVING MURDER WITHOUT JHESSYE SCHOCKLEY A CHALLENGE

The Arizona Republic is reporting that the police belive that five year old Jhessye Schockley was likely killed by her mother. They then suppose that the young girl’s body was thrown in the trash. This case raises some interesting problems for the authorities and it also explains why they charged the mother with crimes but […]

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MESA BABY FOUND IN LOCKED TRUCK, FATHER ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE

A man was arrested in Mesa this past weekend and was booked into county jail on charges of child abuse. Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a 5-month-old baby girl crying and sweating in her car seat inside a locked Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The infant’s father, 28-year-old David Seimon, intentionally left her in a hot […]

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PEORIA MAN IS MURDER SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED BOAT THEFT

Peoria police booked an El Mirage man on suspicion of second-degree murder following a bizarre drowning incident Saturday near Lake Pleasant, a department spokesman said. Police originally reported that 20-year-old Eduardo Mercado tried to save his friend, 21-year-old Rueben Diaz, after they and a third suspect stole two paddleboats at a pond maintained by the […]

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PHOENIX MAN ROBBED, STABBED 10 TIMES WHILE PUMPING GAS

Police say a 55-year-old man remains in serious condition after being stabbed multiple times during a struggle with two men while pumping gas at a Circle K in south Phoenix early Tuesday morning. The man was fueling his vehicle before heading to work at 699 E. Buckeye Rd. when the two men demanded his wallet, […]

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MENTALLY DISABLED 22-YEAR-OLD PHOENIX MAN ABUSED TO DEATH BY SISTER

Posted by Phoenix Homicide Attorney Nick Alcock: Phoenix police have arrested a woman and her husband for abusing her brother to death while under their care. According to Phoenix police Officer James Holmes, the suspects have since been identified as 27-year-old Carlena Molina Pinkerton and 31-year-old Joshua Edward Pinkerton. The victim, 22-year-old James Roy Moore, […]

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ARIZONA CRIMINAL LAWYERS: ALISHA SMITH AG BLOG 602-989-5000

Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick ALcock discusses New York State Assistant Attorney General Alisha Smith who has been suspended for allegedly engaging in fetish activities after hours. Attorney Alcock points out that isn’t it typical that the media loves a story about S&M, but largely ignored the fact that Ms. Smith helped secure a $5 […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN ARIZONA

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock talks about what to consider when choosing a criminal defense attorney If you have been accused of a crime in Arizona, whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, most likely you have already begun your search for a criminal defense attorney to represent you in your case. Your top priority is […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HOW BONDS WORK, 602-989-5000

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock explains how bonds reports work in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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PHOENIX CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM OFFERS FREE POLICE REPORT ANALYSIS

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers Phoenix criminal defense law firm Alcock & Associates announces a free service to the public. For anyone charged with a crime in Arizona, the firm will review police reports and assess the strength of the government’s case. This service is available to anyone. Criminal defense lawyer Nick Alcock […]

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WOMAN FOUND DEAD AT MESA “SMOKE SHOP”, SUSPECT STILL UNKNOWN

An east Mesa smoke-shop owner who cared so much about some of her loyal customers that she encouraged them to quit smoking is believed to be the victim of a robbery-homicide that occurred sometime Sunday. The victim, a Gilbert resident who emigrated from South Korea with her parents when she was 7, is believed to […]

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18-YEAR-OLD GETS SEVEN YEARS IN FATAL TUCSON SHOOTING

Posted by Phoenix Assault Attorney Nick Alcock: A Tucson man who admitted to fatally shooting his mother’s boyfriend has been sentenced to seven years in prison for manslaughter. 18-year-old Angel Marcelino Lerma was indicted on first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges two years ago for his role in the August 2010 death of Jorge […]

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INDIANA MAN GETS LIFE IN PRISON FOR DISMEMBERING GIRL

An Indiana man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for bludgeoning to death and dismembering a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting just days before Christmas. 39-year-old Michael Plumadore last month pleaded guilty to murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the Dec. 22 death of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon. […]

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PHOENIX MAN SENTENCED TO 125 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PARADISE VALLEY HOME INVASIONS

A Phoenix man who kept valley residents in fear during a series of Paradise Valley home invasions in 2009 has been sentenced to 125 years in prison. He will not be eligible for release until he has served 25 years. In May 2012, 34-year-old Justin Lee Martin was convicted on 23 counts including five counts […]

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INDIANA GRANDPA FOUND GUILTY FOR FORCING GRAND CANYON HIKES ON KIDS

A grandfather was found guilty of child abuse for forcing his grandsons on grueling hikes in the Grand Canyon in searing August heat, withholding food and water and choking and kicking them during the long treks. An Arizona jury found Christopher Alan Carlson of Indianapolis guilty on three of six charges of child abuse stemming […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HOW PRESENTENCE REPORTS WORK

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock explains how felony presentence reports work in Maricopa County Arizona. For more information click on https://www.alcocklaw.com/CRIMINAL/ .

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ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK TO SPEAK AT ESPERANZA HIGH SCHOOL: BY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK

This Friday, Attorney Nick Alcock will be giving an address to the high school students at Esperanza High School. Topics inculde success and stress management. Attorney Gabriel Sayavedra will also be speaking. We look forward to it.

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FLAGSTAFF OFFICER ON TRIAL FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

The criminal defense attorney for an officer accused of sexually abusing a young woman at a downtown bar last summer will try to convince a jury this week that the victim is mistaken about what she felt. Robb Gary Evans, 43, is accused of walking up behind a woman he didn’t know in a bar, […]

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PHOENIX PRISON WORKER CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT ON INMATES

Posted by Phoenix Assault Crimes Attorney Nick Alcock: A former correctional employee at a federal prison north of Phoenix has been indicted on charges that he sexually abused inmates over a three year period. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that individual now faces13 counts of sexual abuse of inmates: five counts of aggravated […]

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PHOENIX COUPLE PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE, HOMICIDE

Posted by Phoenix Homicide Attorney Nick Alcock: The mother of the 4-year-old girl who died as the result of alleged child abuse pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning. Both Ashley Buckman and her live-in boyfriend, James Edwards, were in court Tuesday morning facing a variety of charges, including murder and child abuse, in the […]

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COURT RULES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’

In the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key provision in Arizona’s highly controversial immigration law SB-1070 while striking down the rest, the Supreme Court also says it’s unconstitutional for states to pass laws automatically sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole for murder. The high court threw out Americans’ ability […]

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PHOENIX CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEW ASSOCIATE.

Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys Phoenix Criminal Defense law firm Alcock & Associates is pleased to announce the hiring of a criminal defense associate. Armando Nava will be joining the firm on September 1, 2011. Mr. Nava will be handling misdemeanor cases in the City of Phoenix. The law firm now has nine attorneys […]

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PHOENIX CRIMINAL ATTORNEY: HOW FELONY SENTENCING WORKS 602-989-5000

Phoenix Criminal Attorney Nick Alcock explains how felony sentencing works in Maricopa County, Arizona. There are some factors you must consider before you are sentenced. For more information, please click on https://www.alcocklaw.com/CRIMINAL/ or call 602-568-2000 for a free consultation with attorney Stacey Feldman. Ms. Feldman is a former felony prosecutor and can explain in greater […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: JORAN VAN DER SLOOT SENTENCED TO 28 YEARS

Joran van der Sloot sentenced to 28 years for the brutal death of a young woman. It doesn’t seem like much time. It really doesn’t seem like much time considering the fact that he will be eligible for parole in 9 years. Sounds like his Peruvian criminal defense attorney earned his money. Many people have […]

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NEW YORK COP ON TAPE PLANTING EVIDENCE: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Posted by Nick Alcock, Criminal Defense Attorney Just when you think you’ve seen it all, here’s a police officer apparently taking a small bag of drugs out of his back pocket and planting it in the vehicle he pulled over. The source of the video? His own dash mounted camera. O.K., so you have to […]

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AZ CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WHAT TO DO IF THE POLICE ARE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR 602-989-5000

Az criminal defense attorney Nick Alcock discusses what you should consider if a police officer asks to search your home. For more information or to speak with a criminal defense attorney in AZ, call 602-989-5000 or click on https://www.alcocklaw.com

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LOUGHNER’S CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS HAVE TOUGH FIGHT

Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock on Loughner Case Despite his criminal defense attorney’s fight to resist medical treatment, Jared Lee Loughner continues to be forcibly medicated to make him psychologically fit to stand trial for the Tucson shooting rampage that occurred just over a year ago. Loughner’s case was put on hold indefinitely when psychologists […]

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VETERAN MESA POLICE SGT. INDICTED FOR FELONY ASSAULT

Stemming from a road-rage altercation back in December of last year, a Mesa police sergeant has now been indicted on two felony counts of aggravated assault in which he was first portrayed as the victim. Sgt. Mike Duke, 42, is a 19-year veteran of the Mesa Police force. He was off-duty on a Sunday and […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS GIVE OPENING STATEMENTS IN MAHON TRIAL

Criminal defense attorneys give opening statements Criminal Defense Attorneys gave opening statements in a federal trial began this past Tuesday for two white supremacist brothers from Illinois charged with a 2004 Scottsdale, Arizona bombing that injured a city official. The bomb was detonated in the hands of Don Logan, then Director of Scottsdale’s Diversity and […]

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PIMA COUNTY FATHER SENTENCED TO JAIL, PROBATION IN SON’S ABUSE CASE

A Marana, AZ man charged with handcuffing his eldest son to furniture was sentenced this week to six months in jail and seven years’ probation. Federico J. Ballesteros II was indicted in February on three counts of child abuse and one count of custodial interference after his 14-year-old son told staff members at Marana Middle […]

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MESA MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS FOR NEARLY BEATING HIS OWN DAUGHTER TO DEA

A Mesa man is headed to prison following a plea deal with prosecutors that resulted in a 24-year sentence and lifetime probation. 33-year-old George Kuykendall is the Mesa man who was arrested exactly two years ago for beating his young daughter with a folded power cord. Mesa police still refer to the crime as “the […]

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TEXAS WON’T COMPENSATE FREED EX-INMATE: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Ineffective Attorneys, cops and prosecutors send an “innocent man” to prison for 25 years. Billy Frederick Allen was incarcerated for 25 + years in a Texas prison. The Court of Appeals decided to overturn his convictions three years ago. In Texas, the legislature passed a law that compensates unjustly incarcerated people. In this case, however, […]

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FOUR FUGITIVES STILL AT LARGE IN ARIZONA MURDER CASE

The Justice Department has unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s 2010 death, and announced a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of those suspects still at large. For the first time, federal officials also revealed that Terry and an elite squad […]

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PEORIA MAN WHO STABBED MOTHER TO DEATH GETS LIFE SENTENCE TWO YEARS LATER

This past April, a Maricopa County Superior Court jury ignored the mama’s boy picture the defense tried to paint of their client and found Dominic Chagolla guilty today of first-degree murder and concealment of a dead body in his mom’s 2010 stabbing death. Today, a judge condemned Chagolla to spend the rest of his natural […]

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GLITTER BOMBING IS PROBALY ILLEGAL IN ARIZONA: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

The other day Mitt Romney was “glitter bombed” in Florida. Like a true politician, he told the audience that the glitter was thrown to celebrate his recent win on Tuesday. As a criminal defense attorney, I am surprised that the protester hasn’t been arrested for his actions. The gentleman who throws the glitter has a […]

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DERANGED GUNMAN SHOOTS 71 IN COLD BLOOD, KILLS 12 DURING ‘DARK KNIGHT RISES’ SCREENING IN COLORADO

A horrific shooting at a Colorado movie theater resulted in at least 12 deathsand 59 people wounded, many critically. During the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” a lone gunman walked into the theater in Aurora, Colorado, lobbed a gas explosive, and opened fire on the crowd. Police have the […]

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MOTHER OF BASEBALL’S CAL RIPKEN JR. ABDUCTED AT GUNPOINT

The 74-year-old mother of Hall of Fame infielder and all time consecutive games played streak, Cal Ripken Jr., was safe Wednesday, one day after an armed man abducted her from her home northeast of Baltimore. According to police, a man with a gun showed up at Violet Roberta Ripken’s home between 7 p.m. and 8 […]

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HOW SENTENCING WORKS IN ARIZONA: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

As a criminal defense attorney, I get questions all the time about how sentencing works in Arizona. Most people are surprised by my answers. Here are the top five tips regarding sentencing in Arizona. Be advised that every court is different. 1) Who makes a plea agreement? Before you are sentenced, you have to be […]

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MICHAEL LEE CRANE IMPLICATED IN 2ND MURDER: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Posted by criminal attorney Nick Alcock Michael Lee Crane is going to need more than a good criminal defense attorney. Prosecutors have linked Mr. Crane to the Paradise Valley arson murders of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro. Unfortunately for Mr. Crane, he is also now linked to a Phoenix murder that bears similarities. Bruce Gaudet was […]

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS FIGHT OVER YOUNG CRISTIAN FERNANDEZ

High profile criminal defense attorneys in Jacksonville Florida are fighting over who gets to represent young Cristian Fernandez. Cristian is 13 and charged with homicide for the killing of his two-year old brother. He is also charged as an adult. Apparently this is a big case in the Southeast. Every attorney and his brother wants […]

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ATTORNEYS PICK JURORS IN RAVI WEBCAM CRIMINAL CASE

Attorneys about to give opening statements in privacy case New Jersey attorneys are picking a jury in an interesting case involving the use of a hidden camera. Dharun Ravi is charged with invasion of privacy for filming his roommate with another man. Niether person was aware of the webcam. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, later committed […]

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COMAYAGUA PRISON BLAZE DOCUMENTS NEED FOR REFORM: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICK ALCOCK

A brutal and nasty picture is emerging from Honduras. A horrible prison system, coupled with overcrowded conditions and terrible training caused the death of nearly 300 souls. Looking at the prison system in Honduras, it is actually somewhat incredible that something of this magnitude had not occurred before. Tales of guards beating prisoners in airless […]

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PHOENIX POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON FELONY SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Prompted by allegations he sexually assaulted two teen boys, a 13-year veteran of the Phoenix police department has resigned in lieu of termination immediately following his arrest. Ironically, the 43-year-old police veteran had been assigned to the Community Relations Bureau. Detective Christopher J. Wilson, a community action officer who was the city’s police liaison with […]

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Feds End Criminal Investigation on Sheriff Joe

Last December, the U.S. Justice Department said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office violated U.S. civil rights laws by engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in their bid to crack down on illegal immigrants. Federal authorities have now decided to close their abuse-of-power investigation without filing charges against him. […]

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Explain Work Release in Arizona

Criminal defense attorneys always get asked by their clients if they can be released from jail so that they can continue to work. However, there is a big difference between misdemeanors and felonies. People sentenced to prison are typically not eligible for any type of work release or furlough. The short answer is that work […]

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R. Allen Stanford’s criminal defense attorneys plan appeal

R. Allen Stanford — formerly a successful billionaire banker –was convicted last week of 13 criminal counts . The jury also found that he would have to forfeit approximately $330 million. His criminal defense attorneys plan to appeal. During the pretrial process, Mr. Stanford changed attorneys numerous times. His criminal defense attorneys plant to appeal […]

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Surprising Turn in Amanda Knox Criminal Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer PERUGIA, Italy (AFP) – A man jailed with a co-defendant of Amanda Knox, an American convicted for the murder of a British student in Italy, told an appeal hearing on Saturday that she and her boyfriend are innocent. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her boyfriend at the time, were […]

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Arizona Criminal Richard Bible on Death Row, Denied Reccomendation for Clemency

Posted by: Phoenix Criminal Lawyers at Alcock & Associates PHOENIX — The state Board of Executive Clemency declined to recommend a sentence commutation or a reprieve for a man facing execution Thursday for the June 1988 murder of a young girl in Flagstaff. The victim’s family and others involved in the case — some speaking […]

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Prosecutor Grills Defense Lawyers Witnesses in Casey Anthony Criminal Murder Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers Orlando, Florida – Fireworks erupted once again in the courtroom during the high-profile capital case. In this trial, it has become the norm. The drama seems to be the summer obsession for those who are keeping up with the case. Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton got so fired […]

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Ex-Brophy Teacher Arrested in Child Sex Abuse Case

Fired from one of the most prominent high schools in the valley, longtime Brophy College Prep teacher Dan Whitehead was dismissed over allegations of sexual misconduct. He was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly sexually abusing several male students over 20 years ago. The 71 year old is charged with sexual assault, attempted sexual abuse, furnishing […]

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Five Killed in Southern Arizona Shooting, Criminal Defense Lawyer Among Victims

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer A man who was apparently upset over a contentious divorce killed his former wife, her lawyer and three others on Thursday morning in the border city of Yuma, Ariz., before killing himself, the authorities and friends of the victims said. A Yuma County Sheriff’s deputy put up crime […]

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County Attorneys Spotlight El Mirage Teen In Murder Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Lawyers and Criminal Defense Attorneys By some accounts, Thomas Odom is like any other 17-year-old. More than a year ago, he was considered a good student, loved to skateboard, played in a youth soccer league and argued with his dad over curfew. Prosecutors accuse the teen of committing a crime of […]

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State Farm Faces Criminal Investigation Over Hurricane Claims

The nation’s premier home insurer faces a new criminal investigation in Texas related to how it mishandled potentially tens of thousands of hurricane claims. Investigators recently launched the probe after reviewing newly released communications from top State Farm managers, many of which leading to lawsuits by customers who say they were defrauded by State Farm […]

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Phoenix girl run over by father, killed

http://www.azcentral.com/community/northvalley/articles/2011/05/31/20110531phoenix-dad-runs-over-child-arbk.html These are horrible accidents that hopefully technology will help eliminate soon. Parking sensors should be mandatory for all vehicles. If you don’t have them on your car, the rule of thumb is to back up very slowly every time. My condolences to this family. Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law Alcock & Associates Personal injury […]

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Convicted Murdered Bible Executed by Lethal Injection

Posted by: Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates FLORENCE — Twenty-three years and five days after young Jennifer Wilson’s body was found on Sheep Hill, her killer was put to death. In his last words, he made no mention of the crime for which he was put to death. Richard L. “Ricky” Bible, 49, […]

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Accused of Murder, Casey Anthony Will Not Testify in Murder Trial

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Accused child killer Casey Anthony told a judge on Thursday that she would not testify at her murder trial, and the defense team rested its case after two weeks of trying to refute the prosecution. Judge Belvin Perry asked Casey whether the decision to […]

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Arizona Man Changed with Murder of Navajo Nation Police Officer

Posted by Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law, for the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Victor Bigman, 48, of Kaibeto, Ariz., was charged today by criminal complaint with First Degree Murder in the death of Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety Sergeant Darrell Curley. At 10 p.m. on Saturday night, June […]

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Phoenix Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Mortage Fraud Case Brought by U.S. Attorney

Posted by Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law, for The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Joseph Bowen Brown, 30, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a mortgage fraud scheme based in Phoenix. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, five others have entered guilty pleas […]

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Attorney in Arizona Criminal Gun-Trafficking Case Looking for Holes in Evidence

It’s important for Attorneys to be thorough when pursuing criminal defense. Posted by: Nick Alcock, Attorney at Law for The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Alcock & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona Texas criminal defense lawyers are investigating the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious investigation of cross-border gun smuggling, using routine “discovery” rules that allow defendants to look […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney for Casey Anthony Trial Questions Parents Again

Posted by: The Phoenix Criminal Attorneys at Alcock & Associates ORLANDO, Fla. – Casey Anthony’s parents George and Cindy Anthony were called back to the stand Wednesday on day 31 of Casey’s trial in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Lead defense attorney Jose Baez attempted to ask Cindy Anthony questions about her son, […]

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Barefoot Bandit Sentenced to 6.5 Years: Criminal Defense Attorney

The Barefoot Bandit: Criminal Defense Attorneys at Alcock & Associates O.K., I don’t know why I watched 10 minutes of the movie “Home Alone” the other day, but I did. I watched the scene where one of the burglars–the skinny one–decides to flood the homes the rob. They call themselves the “Wet Bandits.” I don’t […]

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Jodi Arias Murder Trial Begins, Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty

Prosecutors in Arizona have begun arguing today that 32-year-old Jodi Arias should die for the especially brutal murder of her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, who was found dead in his shower over four years ago. Given the gruesome nature of the crime and Arias’ subsequent bizarre behavior, prosecutors will indeed seek the death penalty if […]

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Native Americans react to verdict in criminal sweat lodge, wrongful death case

Posted by: Personal Injury Attorneys at Alcock & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona They didn’t serve on the jury, weren’t plaintiffs in the case, nor did they watch in the courtroom. But for Native Americans who cleave to rituals passed on by their ancestors, the trial of self-help guru James Arthur Ray mattered. Ray was convicted Wednesday […]

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Citizens and Criminal Defense Lawyers Mount Challenges to Red Light Ticket Cameras

Posted by: Attorney Nick Alcock, Phoenix Arizona DUI and Criminal Lawyer In more than 500 cities and towns in 25 states, silent sentries keep watch over intersections, snapping photos and shooting video of drivers who run red lights. The cameras are on the job in metropolises like Houston and Chicago and in small towns like […]

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Fox News Corp Hires Top Criminal Defense Lawyers

Interesting article on Fox News Corp’s decision to go after one of the highest profile defense attorneys in the country. Full article below. Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers The News Corporation has hired Brendan V. Sullivan Jr., the prominent white-collar defense lawyer, a person briefed on the matter said. The hiring of Mr. […]

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Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock Donates to Children’s Crisis Nursery

Phoenix Criminal and DUI Attorney Nick Alcock of Alcock & Associates Law Firm Gives Back Posted by: Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers at Alcock & Associates Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock to donate bicycles, toys and sports equipment to the Phoenix Children’s Crisis Nursery. PHOENIX, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — With a forecast calling […]

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Orange County Woman Cuts Off Husband’s Penis, Says He Deserved It

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers GARDEN GROVE — A woman is behind bars after police say she poisoned her husband, cut off his penis and threw it in the garbage disposal because he “deserved it.” At about 9 p.m. Monday, officers went to a condominium in the 1400 block of Flower Street after […]

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Bank of America Opposes Arizona Interview of Employees in Criminal Mortgage Case

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Lawyers of Alcock & Associates June 30 (Bloomberg) — Bank of America Corp. opposes a request by the Arizona attorney general’s office to interview former employees as part of a state lawsuit against the bank over mortgage modifications. The state is seeking court approval to conduct interviews […]

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Citing Bias, Attorney for George Zimmerman Seeks New Trial Judge to Hear Murder Case

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader accused of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, has filed a motion to disqualify the judge in his case. Zimmerman, 28, claims Judge Kenneth Lester showed bias against him in his recent ruling after a bond hearing. In a motion released on Friday, Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, wrote, […]

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Dallas Player Charged With Manslaughter in Teammate’s Death

The night before they were set to hop on a charter flight to Cincinnati to play the Bengals, Dallas Cowboy and former University of Illinois teammates decided to hit the town. After allegedly drinking to the point of intoxication, the Cowboy’s starting nose tackle, Josh Brent, made the extremely poor decision to drive them both […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Blog: Surprise, Arizona Police Officer Resigns Amid Controversy

Original Article Source: http://www.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/2011/08/16/20110816surprise-police-sergeant-under-investigation-resigns-brk.html#ixzz1VFJGWZiW A former assistant police chief in Surprise who was undergoing a department investigation abruptly resigned Monday. Police officials would not say why Scott Connelly was being investigated…Connelly was demoted to sergeant in January at his request, according to department officials at the time. A former assistant police chief in Surprise who […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock on Criminal Procedure and “Reasonable Doubt”

Criminal Lawyer Blog Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock This is a bizarre case. A jury decided that they hadn’t heard enough argument, so they asked the judge to allow the criminal defense attorney and prosecutor another 5 minutes to try to convince them. I have never heard of such a thing, […]

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Criminal Law Judge Accused of Raping Prostitute in NM

You don’t usually see judges in this type of situation, but then again this article goes to show, no matter what position we hold, we are all capable of mistakes and everyone, including officials, is accountable to the law of the land. Let’s hope that in this case justice prevails and that we don’t see […]

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CA Woman Cuts Off Husband’s Penis in Extreme Act of Domestic

We often see domestic violence cases at our law firm. Sometimes its a matter of police interfering on a domestic argument, sometimes neighbors call the authorities during a dispute, and sometimes, like here, there are deep rooted problems between emotionally disturbed individuals that result in horrible incidents such as this. Not to editorialize too much, […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock: How Arbitrary Time Limits Hurt Criminal Defendants

How arbitrary time limits hurt criminal defendants. Posted by: Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock In a recent decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has made it tougher on the little guy to get justice. In the case United States v. Aguilar-Reyes, a defendant rightly challenged a sentence that was too long. The District Court […]

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Nick Alcock Criminal Attorney Blog: More Cases that Make Life Harder for Criminal Defendants

More cases that make life harder on criminal defendants: Criminal Attorney Blog By: Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock The “Pinkerton Liability” rule originated from a case in the 40s. In short, and oversimplifying it, it makes a person guilty of all the crimes of a group of conspirators. So a person who supplies a […]

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Criminal Record Expungement; Mistakes Shouldn’t Follow You Forever

Posted by Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Alcock: We’ve all applied for jobs and had to fill out the form application that always has the question about whether you’ve been convicted of a crime. We all also know that checking that box and having to explain is most likely the kiss of death for actually […]

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IAN MACDONALD’S SECOND DEGREE MURDER CASE SET TO TRIAL IN ARIZONA

Ian MacDonald is getting closer to his day in court. The case, which has been ongoing for over a year now has a trial date set for April 9, 2014. He is currently charged with second degree murder for allegedly stabbing a bouncer at the Scottsdale nightclub Martini Ranch. During the incident, he is accused […]

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Man Allegedly Murders Fellow Inmate To Stay In Prison November 26, 2013Criminal Law, Legal BlogDavid Hadley

More disturbing news out of Florence, Arizona today as we learn that one prisoner’s desire to remain in custody led directly to the killing of his cellmate. Though investigators originally believed the murder was the result of a heated altercation between the two inmates, they are now suggesting his motive was to make sure he […]

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Women released for wrongful convictions in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO There is yet another example of innocent people going to prison. Fortunately, for the women involved in this case, justice has finally come. According to the Associated Press, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh and Cassandra Rivera are all due to be released today. Their lawyer, Mike Ware, announced that he had cut a deal […]

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Alec Baldwin’s Stalker Trial is Ongoing

Alec Baldwin testified recently in the ongoing stalking trial. Genevieve Sabourin, the defendant, apparently is enjoying the attention she is getting. As a criminal defense attorney, it seems to me that Ms. Sabourin’s case demonstrates the difficult time the justice system has with these types of cases. Ms. Sabourin has been removed from the courtroom […]

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