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.

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January 17, 2014 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act. Enacted in the wake of Gideon v. Wainwright, the federal government and all states were required to confront the issue of funding the assistance of counsel for indigent defendants. Fifty years... Read more

Eleven felony DUI cases have been consolidated together in the Maricopa County Superior Court to challenge the scientific reliability of the machine used to test blood at the Scottsdale Crime Lab. Attorneys Mark DuBiel, W. Clifford Girard, Jr., Lawrence Koplow and Joseph St. Louis (all... Read more

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