On Wednesday June 25th, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that police must obtain a search warrant in order to gather information from a suspect's cell phone. This ruling was passed in order to protect American's privacy rights in the digital age.
On April 20th, 2014, the Scottsdale HOGS Chapter put on a HOGS with Hearts charity ride in order to raise money to send kids with muscular dystrophy to MDA summer camp. Our attorney, Craig Rosenstein donated to the cause in hopes to raise enough money to give perhaps a few children the opportunity to have fun and just be a kid at summer camp for a week.
This weekend there was "all the fixin's" at the 5th annual Arizona BBQ Festival held in Scottsdale at Salt River Fields. There was no shortage of entertainment this weekend, because if tons of smoked meat and beer wasn't enough to entertain you, there was always live music playing throughout the day, along with the "redneck zone". The "redneck zone" was an 18+ area where there were themed games and contests happening throughout the day. From a watermelon seed spitting contest, to keg rolling, to a mullet beauty pageant, there was never a dull moment in the day.
For those of you who have had enough trying to decipher the legal and scientific nuances, but are interested in following what is going on in the Scottsdale Crime lab, here is the Cliff's Notes version of the events, and reasons why this drama is so important.
It is somewhat up in the air, but home detention may soon be coming to Scottsdale. In April, the Scottsdale City Council passed the necessary ordinance to allow the presiding judge of the Scottsdale City Court to institute a home detention program; an alternative to serving time to jail. This would mean that people convicted of a DUI in Scottsdale may be able to serve some of their sentence in home detention. The reason for the institution of a home detention program in Scottsdale was that the City of Scottsdale was being forced to pay millions in jail costs to our Sheriff. This is as a result of the ridiculous DUI sentencing requirements being passed. Even though Scottsdale has taken the unusual position of never waiving any of the jail costs, even in cases of extreme hardship, it was still losing millions of dollars a year.