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Aggravated Assault - Click here to view all posts
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  • VIOLENT CRIMES
    There are at least 10 common ways to commit aggravated assault in Arizona. We usually see these cases whenever someone causes a serious physical injury and or a deadly weapon is involved like a gun. ...
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  • latest in ineffective assistance of counsel cases
    Flournoy v. Small, 11-55015 Appeal from: S.D. Cal. (Gonzalez, C.J.) Subject Matter: Habeas Corpus Holding: The panel affirmed the district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus ...
  • ASSAULT
    Did you know that even touching someone can result in a charge of assault. Its true. In the State of Arizona it is an assault if any person 1)intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes any physical ...
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Capital Cases - Click here to view all posts
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  • Latest in the 9th Circuit
    In Nitschke, No. 10-36121 (5-24-12)(Paez with Fisher and Clifton) the 9th affirmed the denial of petitioner's claim for habeas relief under Apprendi. The petitioner failed to preserve the Apprendi ...
  • Latest in 8th Amendment challenges
    Lopez v. Brewer, No. 12-16084 (5-15-12)(McKeown with Rawlison, concurrence and dissent by Berzon). Disclosure: This is an Arizona FPD-CHU case. Once again Arizona is mounting an execution under ...
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
    Thomas v. Chappell, No. 09-99024 (5-10-12)(Graber with Bea; dissent by O'Scannlain). "Bo did it!" At least that is what petitioner claimed when prosecuted for two murders that occurred ...
Criminal Defense - Click here to view all posts
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  • Do Not Just Consent
    Last month we were running articles about the Miranda v. Arizona decision and how such a landmark case has impacted the criminal justice system. I have been writing about how the system has developed ...
  • Back to All You Out There With Priors
    At my firm, we handle all kinds of criminal cases including violations of probation and cases where the defendant has multiple prior felony convictions. I am always looking out for an opportunity to ...
  • Probable Cause Generally
    If you have ever watched movies or television, you have probably heard the phrase "probable cause." Probable cause plays a crucial role in our criminal justice system and, if it not ...
Criminal Offense - Click here to view all posts
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  • Wrong judge? Case comming back
    US v. Harris, No. 11-10053 (Noonan with B. Fletcher and Paez). [Disclosure: This is an Az FPD case]. The defendant was sentenced by a judge other than the one who presided over the trial. The 9th held ...
  • Latest in the 9th Circuit
    In Nitschke, No. 10-36121 (5-24-12)(Paez with Fisher and Clifton) the 9th affirmed the denial of petitioner's claim for habeas relief under Apprendi. The petitioner failed to preserve the Apprendi ...
  • Pro Per
    US v. Carpenter, No. 10-30146 (5-22-12)(per curiam with Kozinski, Tallman, and Ikuta). Note to defendants wanting to represent themselves: if you are going to ask to represent yourself, try not to ...
Domestic Violence - Click here to view all posts
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Drug Offenses - Click here to view all posts
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  • Probable cause
    US v. Cervantes, No. 09-50521 (5-16-12)(Pregerson with Nelson; dissent by Ikuta). Usually defendant's fourth amendment motion is quixotic when it concerns an auto stop, an arrest, and impoundment ...
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  • Suppression of Evidence Part 3-DUI
    In Arizona we have some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Suppressing the state's evidence is sometimes the only way to win these cases because the odds are routinely stacked against the ...
  • Interlock Updates-DUI Another Victory for the Defense
    At the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig, PLLC we handle all kinds of criminal cases including DUI type of offenses. The State of Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Recently in an ...
  • Admin Per Se Hearing
    Arizona Admin Per Se DUI Suspensions Arizona Admin Per Se DUI Suspensions If you are stopped for a DUI in Arizona and the police officer asks you to take a chemical test, and you submit voluntarily to ...
Evidence - Click here to view all posts
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  • Suppression of Evidence Part 3-DUI
    In Arizona we have some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Suppressing the state's evidence is sometimes the only way to win these cases because the odds are routinely stacked against the ...
  • Back to All You Out There With Priors
    At my firm, we handle all kinds of criminal cases including violations of probation and cases where the defendant has multiple prior felony convictions. I am always looking out for an opportunity to ...
  • Latest in Hearsay Evidence from the 9th Circuit
    . US v. Hieng, No. 09-10401 (5-11-12)(Wallace with Bybee; concurrence by Berzon). This weekend, if you are pulling weeds from your garden, reflect taht you are engaged in a present sense impression. ...
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  • Child Prostitution and Police Stings
    At The Law Offices of Randall J. Craig PLLC we handle all kinds of felony offenses and can tell you that in the State of Arizona we have some of the toughest criminal laws in the country. For ...
  • Alleged Bank Robber Hits the Same Bank Twice
    Scottsdale, Arizona – In December of 2012, an alleged bank robber was arrested after locking bank employees in a vault, fleeing on a bicycle, driving off in a rented U-Haul truck, and ultimately ...
  • Latest in the 9th Circuit
    In Nitschke, No. 10-36121 (5-24-12)(Paez with Fisher and Clifton) the 9th affirmed the denial of petitioner's claim for habeas relief under Apprendi. The petitioner failed to preserve the Apprendi ...
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  • Forgery
    In Arizona Forgery is loosely defined. It is a crime whenever a person intentionally defrauds another by 1) falsely making, completing or altering a written instrument, or 2)knowingly possesses a ...
Interference with Judicial Proceedings - Click here to view all posts
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  • Interference with judicial proceedings
    If you have been served with an Order of Protection do not disregard the order even if the person serving you has a change of heart. For instance, in many domestic violence and or divorce cases one ...
Marijuana Possession - Click here to view all posts
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  • Hold That Bud
    Just a few years ago, marijuana was uniformly considered a dangerous narcotic all throughout the country. Now, that perspective is shifting. In Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, marijuana is ...
Media Mentions - Click here to view all posts
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Post Conviction Relief - Click here to view all posts
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  • Latest in Post conviction relief
    Sexton v. Cozner, No. 10-35055 (5-13-12)(Tallman with Tashima and Ikuta). The 9th affirms the denial of petitioner's claims. The petitioner plead to two counts of intentional murder, rather than ...
Probation Violation Cases - Click here to view all posts
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  • For All You Out There On Probation
    At my firm we handle all kinds of cases including probation matters. This can easily be one of the most distressing types of criminal matters because the consequences can be so severe to the client. ...
  • Probation Violation Causes and Consequences
    When individuals are convicted of crimes, they are sometimes eligible for probation, which is usually served in place of jail or prison time. During probation—which can be supervised or ...
  • Latest in probation cases from the 9th Circuit
    US v. Vallee, No. 11-30131 (5-10-12)(Callahan with Hug and D. Nelson). Does a judge have to sign a summons for a SR violation? "No," said the 9th, because the court read and signed the ...
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