Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization of criminal defense lawyers, law students and associated professionals dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused in the courts and in the legislature, promoting excellence in the practice of criminal law through education, training and mutual assistance, and fostering public awareness of citizens’ rights, the criminal justice system and the role of the defense lawyer.


Two AACJ members have recently received important and noteworthy appointments in the legal community. Stephen Weiss was just appointed by Governor Brewer to serve on the Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Steve is a longstanding partner in the Tucson firm of Karp &... Read more

For over a hundred years, it has been the policy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other federal law enforcement agencies to NOT record suspect interrogations. Although it is now common among state and local law enforcement agencies to record not only custodial interrogations but... Read more

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