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Ruling: Arizona defendants can represent themselves during appeals

PHOENIX — Arizonans have a constitutional right to defend themselves against criminal charges, not just at trial but all the way up to the state Supreme Court, the justices ruled Friday.

June 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Pima County's $1.1B budget plan calls for property tax increase

Pima County’s recommended budget calls for a property tax increase to make up for a loss in revenue and to expand the allocation for some departments that have overspent in the last few years.

May 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Trial begins in Tucson man's 2012 killing

His son was sitting upright in a chair with his hands crossed when his father says he found him dead in the bedroom.

May 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Pima County man given 10.5 years in dad’s killing

A 35-year-old Pima County man who admitted he stabbed his father to death was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison Monday.

March 04, 2013 1:20 pm
Man given 6.5 years in crash that killed Nogales firefighter

Man given 6.5 years in crash that killed Nogales firefighter

A Tucson man was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Monday for killing a Nogales firefighter in a hit-and-run crash last June.

February 11, 2013 4:30 pm

Jury rejects Tucson man’s self-defense claim in murder case

It took a Pima County jury just one hour to reject a Tucson man’s claims he killed another man in self-defense in November 2010.

September 14, 2012 2:15 pm

Public defenders bring home big awards

Three local public defenders were honored recently at the 10th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference in Tempe.

July 02, 2012 9:33 am

Tucson man who shot girlfriend gets probation

A Tucson man who shot his girlfriend two years ago, partially paralyzing her, was placed on three years probation Tuesday in Pima County Superior Court.

June 26, 2012 1:26 pm
Lawyer pulled from Tucson murder case

Lawyer pulled from Tucson murder case

The lawyer representing a woman in the bombing death of her former husband has been pulled from the case by Pima County Legal Defender Isabel Garcia who claims the judge has made it “impossible” for the attorney to do his job.

April 10, 2012 2:02 pm
No rest for Hirsh: Retired on Friday, began part-time county job on Monday

No rest for Hirsh: Retired on Friday, began part-time county job on Monday

Robert Hirsh retired from the Pima County Public Defender's Office on Friday, March 2.

March 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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