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Post Conviction Relief Petition Arizona Rule 32

Arizona Rule 32

Arizona Criminal Attorney David Cantor discusses Post Conviction Relief Petition for Justification and recent changes to the Arizona Rule 32 Law. This is an important issue for anyone involved in a case where something like self defense was involved in a violent crime. In Arizona prior to 2006 is was the burden of the defendant to prove they had justification of self defense. After 2006 the burden was shifted to the state to prove that there was no justification for self defense.

If you or someone you know was convicted of a crime and justification was involved in the defense prior to 2006 and after 1997 then you should contact us immediately. Whether you are done with the sentence or still serving time we can work to either expunge your record, plea it down to a lesser charge, or some other option. Call us today at 602-307-0808 and let us take a look at your case to let you know if Arizona Rule 32 applies or if something can be done.


Arizona Ranger Reward for Capture of Escaped Convicts

Arizona Criminal Attorney David Cantor talks about the debate over giving the reward to the Arizona Park Ranger who played a key role in the capture of escaped inmates Tracy Province and John McCluskey. At issue is whether the Ranger was performing his duties as a Park Ranger or if this was beyond his call to duty. David also talks about some other legal points and gives his opinion on the matter. Let us know what you think.


Sheriff Joe Gets Sued by the Feds over Immigration Raids

Arizona Criminal Attorney David Cantor talks about Sheriff Joe, the “thoughest sheriff in america”, and how he is being sued by the federal government over his refusal to turn over public documents regarding his raids on suspected illegal immigrants. At issue is whether or not the Sheriff is using racial profiling to determine if someone is illegal or not. This is an unprecedented situation as pointed out by David and is seen as a very serious threat to the Sheriff’s career.


Arizona Prison Guards not charged in Marcia Powell death

David Cantor, Arizona Criminal Attorney, talks about the tragic death of Marica Powell while in custody last year and the recent announcement that no charges of negligence would be levied on the prison officials responsible for leaving her in the sun for 4 hours. David points out that based on the evidence and common sense that leaving someone in 100+ degree weather for that much time there should be a finding of negligence. He points out that if this were a dog or child the people responsible would be found guilty of murder.


Fox 10 KSAZ coverage of Lisa Randall Case Dismissal with Prejudice

Fox 10 covers the Lisa Randall death penalty case is dismissed  with prejudice by Maricopa County Rick Romely after a re-investigation was suggested by Arizona Criminal Lawyer David Cantor. After looking back into the case, originally pursued by former Maricopa County Attorney and current candidate for Arizona Attorney General Andrew Thomas to have Lisa put to death, Mr. Romely decided that the facts of the case did not back up the prosecutions allegations of first degree murder.

KSAZ

Talks about how 3 years ago the county brought up death penalty charges on a baby sitter of over 20 years. Maricopa County Attorney decided to review the charges with an independent investigation at the behest of Arizona Criminal Attorney David Cantor. Medical review shows that they baby had no trauma from any kind of head wounds. Civil lawsuits may be filed against the Peoria Police Department and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.


3TV KTVK coverage of Lisa Randall Case Dismissal with Prejudice

The dismissal of Lisa Randall’s death penalty case is getting a lot of coverage in the local Arizona media. Stories in the Phoenix New Times and Arizona Republic are getting backed up by the TV interest in the case. This video from 3TV KTVK last week explains how after former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas sought the death penalty on a case that has very little evidence backing it up. Once Arizona Criminal Lawyer David Cantor suggested that Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romely look into the case and eventually found that the medical evidence did not back up the prosecutions case. This is the first death penalty case to be dismissed with prejudice in Maricopa County.

KTVK

Effects of more than 3 years of prosecution based on incorrect medical information. Review of how Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romely brought in a new independent researcher to review this case at the request of Arizona Criminal Attorney David Cantor.


12 News KPNX coverage of Lisa Randall Case Dismissal with Prejudice

Another video of the TV coverage on last weeks Lisa Randall death penalty case dismissal with prejudice by Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romely.


Explanation of medical examiners change of decision about the case. Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romely questions former County Attorney’s Andrew Thomas’ decision to pursue the death penalty in this case. Arizona Criminal Attorney David Cantor explains that this was a witch hunt by the Maricopa County Prosecutor’s office.


CBS 5 KPHO coverage of Lisa Randall Case Dismissal with Prejudice

More video on the TV coverage of the Lisa Randall death penalty case dismissal  with prejudice by Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romely last week. Arizona Criminal Lawyer David Cantor sent a letter to Rick last month requested the cases dismissal which marks the first time in 10 years that a death penalty case was dismissed with prejudice in Maricopa County.

Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romely explains the unanimous vote to dismiss the case with prejudice.


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