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Crime Stats During a Pandemic: What is Up and What is Down

Crime Stats During a Pandemic: What is Up and What is Down

Northern Arizona Coronavirus Major Crime Trends

2020 has been a unique year for everyone. The criminal justice system and the legal field are not an exception. As criminal defense attorneys, at Antol & Sherman, we have witnessed changes in the types of crimes that were committed during the pandemic lockdowns and also how that shifted once states started to re-open. Crime has not stopped during Coronavirus. People are still being arrested and some court proceedings are happening while others are being postponed causing significant delays impacting constitutional rights. 

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to Adopt a Child) in Arizona

Are you considering adoption? Adoption can be a very complicated and daunting process when you first start doing the research. To help, we compiled a list of the various types of adoption, who is qualified to adopt a child and other practical and legal considerations. A guide for what to expect when you’re expecting (to adopt a child) in Arizona.

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Access to Justice: Are your constitutional criminal rights protected during a pandemic?

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Throughout the entire coronavirus stay-at-home order, courthouses in Arizona and locally in Coconino County have remained open. Government in general is classified as essential but the courthouses go a step further because they are our access to justice in the United States. The Coconino County courthouses take their instructions from a statewide judicial administrative order but the chief administrative judge for each county also has authority to further mandate how courthouses in their jurisdiction will function during coronavirus. The judges in Coconino County have individual discretion to decide what proceedings are going forward, which ones are postponed, and whether parties and their attorneys may appear in person or virtually. The current order will expire on May 31st, 2020 but it is anticipated that many restrictions will be extended into the summer.

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Price Gouging During a Pandemic: What’s in the law?

Both online and in stores, shoppers are finding that many needed items are in short supply. Initial surges in panic buying due to the COVID-19 pandemic left shelves bare in supermarkets and other shops across the country. Some shoppers have since been unable to stock up on basic necessities such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and many healthcare products. To make matters worse, some see the crisis as an opportunity to take advantage of and profit from shoppers’ fear and uncertainty.

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What Does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Mean for You

Signed on March 18, 2020, and in effect as of April 2, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) extends tax relief to employers and paid sick leave during COVID-19 to certain employees of small businesses. The bill also provides funding to state and government agencies to expand unemployment and nutritional assistance benefits and establish free coronavirus testing.

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