Tag Archives: self defense

Shooting in Glendale. Was it self defense?

Glendale woman kills alleged armed robber outside a convenience store in the early morning hours of August 1, 2016.  Watch Glendale criminal attorney Russ Richelsoph explain Arizona self defense laws and when the use of deadly force is justified to Fox 10 Phoenix reporter Ty Brennan.

Police Body Camera Use

Watch my 3TV News interview with Jared Dillingham where I explain police body camera use with regards to the Tempe Police shooting of Dalvin Hollins and the implications of the failure of the involved officer to activate his body camera.

9th Circuit Says Concealed Carry is Not a Right

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Peruta v. San Diego, ruled there is no right to carry a concealed firearm under the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. Watch my interview with AzCentral.com where I explain how this ruling will affect Arizonans.

 

Was Off. Brailsford Justified in Shooting Daniel Shaver?

Watch my 12 News interview on the self-defense and deadly force legal issues in the murder case against former Mesa police officer Phillip Brailsford.

Domestic Violence and Self Defense

What happens when a victim of domestic violence is accused of killing their abuser?  Watch my 12 News story commenting on this issue.

Gilbert mom Jennifer Sariah Smith is accused of killing her husband after a history of being the victim of domestic violence at his hands. Continue reading Domestic Violence and Self Defense

Should I take my rifle to the airport for coffee?

Dr. Peter Steinmetz, a physician and director at Barrow’s Neurological Institute, was arrested last week when he took his AR-15 rifle to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for a cup of coffee. Dr. Steinmetz was arrested by Phoenix Police when it is alleged he inadvertently pointed the rifle at someone while removing it from his shoulder where he had it slung.  Despite his arrest, as of the publication of this article, Dr. Steinmetz has not been charged with a crime. Continue reading Should I take my rifle to the airport for coffee?

Police Identify Alleged Shooter, Victim in Deadly Walmart Fight

My appearance on KTVK 3TV Evening News commenting on self defense law in relation to the shooting at Walmart that happened over the weekend.

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Click to see the video on KTVK-3TV.

Continue reading Police Identify Alleged Shooter, Victim in Deadly Walmart Fight

Criminal Action Phoenix Woman shot Boyfriend

Criminal Action Phoenix woman’s deadly shot hit boyfriend near his “Fear No Man” neck tattoo

12 News interview by reporter Chris Williams about Ashley Eide’s shooting of her boyfriend at their apartment and the self defense issues in the case.

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Click to see the video on 12 News.

Continue reading Criminal Action Phoenix Woman shot Boyfriend

Ashley Elizabeth Eide’s Bond Set at $50,000 in Phoenix Apartment Shooting

I appear on ABC 15 being interviewed by report Elizabeth Erwin about the murder charges against Ashley Eide and the possible self-defense claims.

Continue reading Ashley Elizabeth Eide’s Bond Set at $50,000 in Phoenix Apartment Shooting

Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground

Arizona Self DefenseThere has been a lot of publicity regarding Stand Your Ground self-defense laws since the unfortunate events in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012 involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.  The news media repeatedly cited Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law and as a result, these same self-defense laws have come under attack.  Arizona has very similar self-defense laws to Florida.

Unfortunately, the attack on Stand Your Ground, using the Zimmerman case as ammunition, has been mostly based on misinformation about the facts of the case and what Stand Your Ground Laws do and do not allow you to do.

So what are these Stand Your Ground self-defense laws that the news media is making such a fuss about?   Continue reading Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground