Justin Bieber Will Be Charged with Criminal Vandalism
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Justin Bieber Will Be Charged with Criminal Vandalism

Justin Bieber may soon be a felon after allegedly egging his Calabasas neighbor in January. The egging reportedly cost the neighbor over $20,000. The DA’s office is divided on how to file the charges, but the deputy district attorney assigned to the case believes it should be a felony. According to TMZ, the attorney allegedly…

Mother Facing Charges for Giving 13-month-old Alcohol
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Mother Facing Charges for Giving 13-month-old Alcohol

Police have charged northwestern Pennsylvania resident Jessica Bachmaier with misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering another person and furnishing liquor to minors. This is following a hospital visit on May 14 when her 13-month-old baby had a BAC level of .289. Bachmaier told police and reporters that she believed a…

Simple Vehicle Stop Leads To Criminal Charges
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Simple Vehicle Stop Leads To Criminal Charges

Last week Scottsdale police stopped Chef Eddie Matney, owner and executive chef at Eddie’s House in Scottsdale, subsequently arresting him on charges of drug possession and driving on a suspended license. Police reportedly stopped Matney because of an obscured license plate. From an obscured license plate to a broken head light, dim license plate light,…

Bachelorette Quits Job as Assistant District Attorney
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Bachelorette Quits Job as Assistant District Attorney

Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, was an Assistant District Attorney for Fulton County. Dorfman, 27, was granted an unpaid leave of absence by her boss, District Attorney Paul Howard, in February. Dorfman was supposed to return to her position by May 31, but she has since resigned from her position. During the season premiere of “The Bachelorette,”…

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Fourth Avenue Jail to Offer Substance Abuse Program

The much overdue substance-abuse program finally makes its way into the Fourth Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix, and is available to those inmates who need it the most. The intensive substance-abuse program, known as the Alpha Program, was typically only available to inmates who presented low risk of re-offending. The need to target the more…

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Cinco De Mayo: DUI Task Force Reports Fewer Arrests

The DUI task-force’s 2014 campaign to catch impaired drivers resulted in 11,113 stops over the Cinco De Mayo weekend. This is a 47 percent increase from 2013, where law enforcement only made 7,559 stops. This year, law enforcement made 500 arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence. More than 1,800 police officers and deputies…

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Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Fourth Amendment

The Supreme Court has reached a decision in Prado Navarette v. California, a Fourth Amendment search case. The Fourth Amendment limits the government from unreasonable search and seizures. The question of Prado was whether police officers have the authority to stop cars and question drivers based on anonymous calls to 911. An anonymous tipster called…

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Arizona Bill Affecting Uber and Lyft Services Debated

Uber and Lyft, both ridesharing programs, are aggressively campaigning in support of proposed House Bill 2273 that aims to regulate ridesharing companies. The House Bill would specifically require programs, like Uber and Lyft, to provide a minimum $1 million insurance coverage and to conduct criminal background checks and driver’s license checks of drivers. Additionally, it…

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Veterans Court Coming to Southeast Valley?

Good news for veterans in the Southeast Valley—Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert court representatives recently met to discuss creating a Veterans Court. The push for a specialized court comes from the recognition that veterans have unique needs compared to others who go through the court system. Veterans often need treatment as opposed to punishment. Many veteran…