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Juvenile crime down in Arizona, nationwide

Adults in Arizona may see teenagers as troublemakers. But, it may come as a surprise that juvenile crime in Arizona and nationwide is on the downturn. Nationwide, juvenile arrests reached its highest point in 1996. However, the number of juvenile arrests nationwide plummeted 68 percent by 2015. Specifically, between 2007 and 2014, per information compiled by the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, there was a 45 percent decline in the number of juveniles sent to the courts in the state, and a 49 percent decline in the number of juveniles ultimately sent to corrections.

This dramatic downturn in juvenile offenders in Arizona has led some juvenile detention facilities to shut their doors. The juvenile detention center in Apache County closed in 2015, when as many as six weeks would pass without any juveniles in it. The juvenile detention center cost $800,000 annually to operate, even though it was only housing approximately 1.7 juveniles at any given time. In addition, this June saw the closure of two other juvenile detention centers in both Gila County and Navajo County.

Assistance in navigating drug charges

Despite our better judgment, we all make mistakes. Unfortunately, some of these errors in judgment hold much more severe consequences than others. Situations involving drugs, for example, can carry life-altering repercussions for those caught up in the matter.

Drug charges, however, do not need to completely ruin a life. While it is true that such situations can carry severe consequences, having proper legal representation can mean the difference between accepting the charges without challenge or doing everything possible to make the best out of a bad situation.

Federal agents appeal ruling that US warrants don't apply abroad

There are good reasons why warrants issued by one country don't apply in another. The laws and legal standards differ from country to country, which leads to conflicts. Such conflicts, if they arise in natural circumstances, are usually resolved through diplomacy. They aren't best handled by the business community.

Indeed, Microsoft's president points out that attempting to enforce U.S.-based warrants in foreign countries "would put businesses in impossible conflict-of-law situations and hurt the security, jobs, and personal rights of Americans."

EDC (Early Disposition Court)

What is EDC?  If you are scheduled for Early Disposition Court (EDC), be careful. EDC has a hurried, confusing atmosphere where you are asked to make vital decisions too rapidly. Take charge of your case before EDC: call Craig Williams for a consultation @759-0000.

Domestic Violence, part 2

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, part 2:  What could have been dismissed as a simple family argument could now have serious consequences, because of that allegation of domestic violence.  You probably are worried sick, thinking "domestic violence? I had no intention of doing that -- ever."

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