Welcome to the MCAO Newsroom where you can check out the latest news releases for up to date information on current cases and programs, connect with our office through social media, or sit back and watch one of our informative videos. You’ll also find links to our monthly electronic newsletter and our calendar of upcoming community events.
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Victims Closer to Justice in State v. Martinson
The Arizona Court of Appeals handed down a key opinion in State v. Martinson, the case of a father accused of killing his five-year-old son in 2004.
County Attorney Calls into Question National Report on Forensic Evidence
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery released the following statement in response to today’s release of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report.
Public Misled on Claims Diaper Changing is Worthy of Felony Prosecution in Arizona
On September 13, 2016, the Arizona Supreme Court voted 3-2 to leave Arizona law unchanged regarding the charges of sexual abuse and molestation of a child. Since at least 1988, state law has allowed those accused of specific sexual offenses, Sexual Abuse or Child Molestation, to raise lack of a sexual motivation as a defense to charges.
Each month we’ll include brief, useful updates on the projects, programs and developments that are helping the people of Maricopa County live safer lives. Combined with our website, our goal is to bring you a complete look at what we are doing to help communities strive to be crime-free and how we are repositioning the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as one of the top in the nation. You’ll also find out more about what’s going on in our active volunteer events, and stay on top of upcoming business events and announcements.
Visit the official YouTube channel of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. There you can learn ways to stay safe, see inspirational stories, view MCAO community efforts, and watch press conferences staring your County Attorney.MCAO TV