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.
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.
His son was sitting upright in a chair with his hands crossed when his father says he found him dead in the bedroom.
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.
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.
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.
Three local public defenders were honored recently at the 10th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference in Tempe.
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.
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.
Robert Hirsh retired from the Pima County Public Defender's Office on Friday, March 2.