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How Do DUI Laws and Recreational Marijuana Work Together?
Arizona's legalization of recreational marijuana has created a host of confusion and changes for both law enforcement and the public. Since Arizona passed the historic Proposition 207 this last November, businesses, citizens, and law enforcement have been trying to adjust to new rules and many gray areas of the law....
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New Arizona Legislature Erases Old Obstacles for Criminal Justice Reform
With a new state legislature in place, Arizona has new opportunities for criminal justice reform, while potential challenges loom in the distance. For the last few years, criminal justice reform has been stalled in the state of Arizona. Due to unfriendly committee chairmen and lacking support from the governor, effective...
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Could Public Policy Fix the Challenges that Ex-Convicts Face?
Parties on both sides of the aisle agree that prison reform must happen. However, what policy solutions would work best and how should they be implemented? Over 2.3 million Americans have spent at least some part of their life behind bars in prison. Once out of prison, 70% of ex-convicts...
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Mohave County Jail Succeeds in Containment of Coronavirus
Through extensive guidelines and limiting capacity, Mohave County Jail has kept Coronavirus contained while the rest of the county experiences widespread outbreaks. With any pandemic comes a host of new challenges for prisons and jails. Containment of any virus or disease requires thorough guidelines to protect inmates. By lowering capacity,...
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How 2020 Has Changed Criminal Justice Throughout the United States
The United States has seen a number of positive reforms to criminal justice over the course of 2020, with just a few minor setbacks. This year has been a tough one for millions of Americans all around the country. Through the COVID Pandemic and the election, America has experienced both...
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Open Carrying in Arizona? What You Need to Know!
Arizona gunowners choosing to open-carry may risk fines or arrest without fully understanding local gun laws. Arizona is one of the most pro-gun states in the United States. According to CBS news, AZ rated 7th among states in terms of overall number of registered firearms with 204,000 total. Just because...
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Arizonans Could Be Forced to Take COVID-19 Vaccine by Employer
Arizona employers could require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, which may lead to tense work environments or, even worse, terminations. Arizona has always presented itself as a "pro-business" state that gives its businesses the legal support to thrive and grow. Through this approach, Arizona had adopted legislation that would give an...
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Arizona Prop 207 Passes With 60% of the Vote
Arizona voters passed a landmark proposition that has legalized the recreational consumption and sale of marijuana throughout the state. Since Arizona passed the legalization of medical marijuana back in 2010, support for adding recreational marijuana grew steadily over time. After a similar measure narrowly failed back in 2016, advocates for...
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Elderly Woman Sues Gila County After Mistreatment in Jail
63 year-old  woman with a history of mental illness sues Gila County for false imprisonment and mistreatment after being forced to drink toilet water. Tamara Barnicoat, 63, was arrested and jailed while having a psychotic episode back in October of 2019 for trespassing and other minor offenses. She was then...
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Attorney Brad Rideout Featured on Mohave Valley Daily News’ Morning Show
Attorney Brad Rideout's client has all charges dropped, prompting a shoutout on the Mohave Valley Daily News' morning show the Daily Dose Rideout Law Group's namesake, Attorney Brad Rideout, had a shoutout on the Mohave Daily News' The Daily Dose morning show this week. Rideout's client recently had all charges...
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