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Horne Victory | Kimerer & Derrick | The Best in Criminal Defense

A Complete Victory

25The Arizona Supreme Court has voided lower-court decisions in the long-running case against former Attorney General Tom Horne centered on allegations he broke campaign-finance laws. In an opinion filed Thursday, the state high court concluded the case should be sent back to the Attorney General’s Office for a final administrative decision, and noted the office Horne once…

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Judge Kozinski

60 Minutes Interview Judge Kozinski – The Debra Milke Case

The case of Debra Milke — also a capital punishment case in Arizona — is one example. Milke had spent 22 years on death row, convicted of conspiring with two other men to kill her son. When her appeal came before Judge Kozinski in 2013, he overturned the conviction. Milke became the second woman in…

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Biological Resource Center of America | Clark Derrick

Owner of tissue donation firm sentenced

December 22, 2016 | Kimerer & Derrick – Clark L. Derrick The owner of a Phoenix body-donation tissue company who pleaded guilty to illegally conducting an enterprise was sentenced Friday to one year of deferred jail time. Stephen Gore, 48, the owner of Biological Resource Center of America, was the subject of a two-year investigation by…

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Man arrested | Clark Derrick

Man arrested after police shootout

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Man arrested after police shootout. Police have formally arrested a 48-year-old Denver man who was hospitalized after being wounded by police during a shootout following a mid-July chase across much of the Phoenix area. John David Rothrock faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful flight and other crimes.…

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Debra Milke

Retrial Hearing Set For Ariz. Mom Freed From Death Row

May 20, 2015 | Kimerer & Derrick – Michael Kimerer Attorneys are scheduled to return to court today to discuss the retrial of an Arizona mother who was released from prison earlier this month after her conviction was thrown out in the 1989 murder of her 4-year-old son. Prosecutors and Debra Jean Milke’s defense team…

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Michael Kimerer | Fox News

Michael Kimerer Discusses Milke’s Case

  Published on Apr 2, 2015 Deborah Milke | Kimerer & Derrick | Michael Kimerer After 23 years on death row for the 1989 murder of her son, Debra Milke is now a free woman and it’s now been pretty much laid to rest that she had anything to do with this crime. She became…

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DUI Scottsdale

DUI Scottsdale, disorderly conduct or police harassment?

It doesn’t matter whether you bus tables or own a dining establishment, spring is one of the best times to make money in Arizona’s restaurant business. Perfect weather and tourists drawn by special events create a window of opportunity that lasts until Mother’s Day or the initial string of 100-degree days, whichever comes first. That’s…

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DUI Marijuana Arizona

DUI Marijuana Traces AZ Supreme Court Rules Not Enough!

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that finding trace amounts of marijuana metabolite in a driver’s bloodstream isn’t enough to convict the person of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).  The justices ruled that the state must prove that drivers have actually been impaired by the drug while driving. According to the on April 22 ruling, police stopped…

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International Tax Conspiracy

Facing 35 years in prison for international tax conspiracies.

By Ron Lee US~Observer   “The Court has carefully considered the filings of the parties as well as today’s hearing and the court finds for purposes of sentencing these defendants that the Government has failed to carry its burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence, much less by clear and convincing evidence, that…

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Voter Fraud

Voter Fraud in Arizona

“Vote early and vote often” is a laugh line politicians often invoke as they make a pitch for people’s support. But it’s no laughing matter to a half-dozen former Arizonans, who have been prosecuted for voting twice in past elections. Thanks to a data-sharing agreement among 20 states, Arizona can cross-reference its voter data with…

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Robert Comer says, "Go Raiders."

Condemned murderer’s last words, “Go Raiders.”

The Associate Press May 23, 2007 | Kimerer & Derrick FLORENCE – Condemned murderer Robert Charles Comer fought for seven years to drop his appeals and be allowed to die. He smiled from the beginning to the end Tuesday as the sentence was carried out. Comer was mostly quiet as he lay strapped to a…

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Brandi Hunderford | Kimerer & Derrick

Stripper pleads guilty in millionaire’s murder

By BETH DeFALCo Associated Press Writer PHOENIX – A Stripper who admitted luring a millionaire auto glass entrepreneur to a Phoenix-area hotel where her boyfriend robbed and shot him pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday. Brandi L. Hungerford originally faced a first-degree murder charge in the death of Rick Chance, former owner of Empire Glass.…

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Murder in Moscow | Kimerer & Derrick Best in Criminal Defense

Murder in Moscow

The Moscow Times; No. 1848 11/30/99 Jen Tracy “…..Relatives of American businessman Paul Tatum – gunned down in Moscow in 1996 in an apparent contract hit – have filed a lawsuit against Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, accusing him of protecting the killers and blocking the investigation. The Arizona-based law firm Kimerer & Derrick filed the…

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Scott Falater Sleepwalking Defense

Scott Falater’s Sleepwalking Defense

A Phoenix jury Friday found Scott Falater guilty of murdering his wife, rejecting his unusual claim that he had stabbed her repeatedly while sleepwalking. The 43-year-old electrical engineer showed no emotion as the verdict was read in Maricopa County Superior Court here where he was tried for the death of his wife, Yarmila. Prosecutors said…

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Las Vegas Sun Clark Derrick

Sentencing delayed for former justice of the peace in cactus crime

Sentencing delayed for former justice of the peace in cactus crime Tuesday, April 29, 1997 | 11:59 a.m. The judge delayed sentencing for Daniel Ahlstrom after learning he had not paid $25,000 in restitution to the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona. U.S. District Judge Earl Carroll rescheduled the hearing for May 16 after Ahlstrom said…

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Kareem_Abdul_Jabbar | Kimerer & Derrick

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does not submit to blackmail

New Times By Tom Fitzpatrick They will sentence Kareem Abdul-Jabbar within the hour. The courtroom is in the old Phoenix Union High School. “Where can I find Kareem’s courtroom?” I ask. The receptionist on the main floor doesn’t have to check her chart. “You mean that basketball player?” she asks. I nod. “Down the stairs…

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Drug Bust

Biggest Drug Bust Ever

The biggest drug bust ever in pro sports implicated 11 present or former members of the Phoenix Suns By Armen Keteyian It was the biggest single drug bust in the history of professional sports, and it was ugly to behold. For one thing, the case was apparently built largely on the word of players who…

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Legal News

Deporation of a dentist | Kimerer & Derrick

Deportation of a dentist. “He had no choice. He was basically held a hostage there.” Derrick said.

“He had no choice. He was basically held a hostage there,” Derrick said. He said  Dr. Govan finally got a break in August of 2015 when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the ICE decisions that prompted his deportation. Dr. Ilangovan Govindarajan has returned from his native India to attempt to rebuild his life…

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“Arpaio’s situation is serious”, says Clark Derrick

December 20, 2016 | Kimerer & Derrick – Clark Derrick A U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix may have referred Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal prosecution after finding him in contempt of court, but what that means for Arpaio is far from clear. Judge G. Murray Snow asked that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for…

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millennial bank robbers | Kimerer & Derrick

Millennial Bank Robbers – Clark Derrick says, “I doubt you’ll see him in a criminal case again.”

Youth, looks, money: They say you need at least two of those qualities to live life in the fast lane. Billy Brymer had all three. Also, he was smart, and the boy knew how to talk. “I just like money and research everything I can do to make it without working,” he once texted a…

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Tom Horne | Michael Kimere

Michael Kimerer wrote that singling out Horne for prosecution violates the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection clause.

PHOENIX — Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a misdemeanor hit-and-run case against him, arguing he’s being singled out for prosecution and FBI agents who witnessed the incident while tailing him are refusing to answer questions. A court filing obtained by The Associated Press accused the FBI’s top…

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