More Prosecutors Gone Wild

Prosecutors gone wild refers to the epidemic of unethical prosecutors engaging in lying and other misconduct to convict defendants at any cost.  We recently discussed a prosecutor who lied under oath in a murder case and escaped any consequences, as well as a prosecutor who falsified a transcript by inserting a fabricated confession.  Now we have yet another example of … Read More

Another Lying Prosecutor

We recently discussed a lying prosecutor who lied under oath in a murder case and escaped any consequences – no sanctions, no investigation, no bar complaints, nothing.  Here we have another lying prosecutor named Robert Murray (Kern County Prosecutor) who actually “inserted a false confession into a transcript of defendant’s police interrogation” so that he could charge the defendant with a more … Read More

Criminal Traffic Violations in Arizona

People are often surprised to learn of the variety of criminal traffic violations that exist in Arizona.  Many of our clients are people who live outside of Arizona and have unwittingly been ensnared in Arizona’s unusually harsh traffic laws while here on vacation.  People we speak with regularly comment how a violation that is treated as a criminal offense in Arizona … Read More

What Is a Pretrial Conference?

PTC Pretrial Conference

This post talks about pretrial conferences in justice courts and city courts – courts that handle misdemeanor cases. This is not a post about felony pretrial conferences that occur in Superior Court. A pretrial conference (often referred to as a “PTC”) is the next court date in a criminal case after the arraignment. A PTC is typically an informal meeting … Read More