Monthly Archives: February 2013

Regulatory Issues in Arizona Residential Treatment Centers

On February 19, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com published its third entry in a multi-part investigative report into Arizona’s regulation of residential treatment centers for at-risk youth.  Reporters launched the investigation last year in order to determine whether Arizona is meeting its … Continue reading

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Outcry Over Russian Adoptee’s Texas Death

On February 18, CNN reported that Russian officials are outraged after the death of Max Shatto, a Russian boy living with his adoptive family in Texas.  Texas Child Protective Services is investigating the boy’s death, citing the suspiciousness of his … Continue reading

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Suspected Non-accidental Trauma: Femoral Shaft Fractures

Imagine the following: You are the parent of two boys, ages 12 and 2.  Your children get along well – the 12-year-old recently helped you wean the little one off of bottles and takes pride in teaching his brother new … Continue reading

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Should I Testify in My Own Defense?

Should I testify in my own defense? In every criminal trial, the defendant must grapple with this question.  An Arizona criminal defense attorney advising on the issue could consider a virtually unlimited number of strategies and concerns when responding to … Continue reading

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Munchausen by Proxy Allegations in Arizona

Allegations of child abuse can come from a number of sources.  Teachers, caretakers, physicians, and some other professionals are required to report their suspicions of abuse due to Arizona’s “mandatory reporting” statute (A.R.S. § 13-3620), leading to CPS investigations in … Continue reading

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