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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 petition ...

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    • 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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    • Two Local Carpet Cleaners are Accused of Stealing Over $30,000 Worth of Jewelry from Customers' Private Homes

      Mesa, Arizona – On December 26, 2012 the San Francisco Chronical published a news story on two Arizona carpet cleaners who had allegedly stolen over $30,000 worth of jewelry from customers' homes in ...

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    • 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 ...

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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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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 in 1985 in a ...

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    • Attorney Randal Craig Talks About New Developments in the Cleophus Cooksey, Jr. Murder Case

      Cleophus Cooksey, Jr. was recently charged with 8 murders, instead of the nine murders he was accused of committing. A Maricopa County Attorney’s Office spokesperson revealed that Prosecutors are ...

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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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • How Domestic Violence Charges' Can Impact Family Life

      There is no doubt that domestic violence is a very real problem in the United Stated States. According to a 2010 survey by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, about one in four ...

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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 of ...

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  • DUI
    • 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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    • Randall J. Craig is Chosen as Attorney of the Month by Attorney At Law Magazine®

      At the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig , we are committed to working hard for our clients and helping them achieve the best possible outcomes in their criminal cases. Our knowledge, experience and ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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 petition, and ...

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    • Two Local Carpet Cleaners are Accused of Stealing Over $30,000 Worth of Jewelry from Customers' Private Homes

      Mesa, Arizona – On December 26, 2012 the San Francisco Chronical published a news story on two Arizona carpet cleaners who had allegedly stolen over $30,000 worth of jewelry from customers' homes in ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • Latest news in theft!

      US v. Milovanovic, No. 08-30381 (4-24-12)(en banc)(Tallman writing; Clifton concurring). Sitting en banc, the 9th considers what exactly is required for theft of honest services under the mail fraud ...

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