Juvenile Law

AZ Federal Judge Upholds Child Abuse ‘Black List’
A Maricopa County federal judge dismissed a legal challenge to Arizona's Department of Child Safety's new child abuse blacklist policy. Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the New Civil Liberties Alliance's challenge to the Arizona Department of Child...
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Too Many Youth Are Being Charged as Adults
With the annual number of minors being charged as adults at 76,000, it is clear that change is needed. Over the past 12 years, the number of youths being charged as adults has dropped 70%. While this change has been...
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Maricopa County Attorney Pulls Back Anti-Adoption Policy
Maricopa County reverses a 5 year old policy that outsourced legal support for gay couples going through the adoption process. Since the United States officially recognized gay marriage in 2015, there has been policies put in place in states and...
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Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel
Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel
Reflecting on the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court case brings appreciation but also the revelation more change needs to happen. Most people would not know that up until 1967, minors were not guaranteed the right to legal counsel. They...
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San Francisco Getting Rid of Cash Bail?
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San Francisco's District Attorney made a hallmark decision to end the cash bail system for the entire city. In an effort to increase public safety, save taxpayers' money, and demonstrate social justice, the San Francisco Attorney General Chesa Boudin ordered...
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Prescott Homeowners’ Association Forces Orphaned Teen Out of Grandparents’ Home
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A recently orphaned 15 year-old teenager in Prescott is being forced out of his grandparents' home by their HOA because of age restrictions. In Prescott, AZ, a teen who lost his parents a year ago has been staying with his...
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Rideout Law Group Participates in the DCS Foster Back to School Event
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Rideout Law Group's Own Brad Rideout and Alison Berg Help Foster Children Get the Backpacks They Need. When you are living as a foster child, your life is already hard enough. Having one aspect of your life taken care of,...
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How One of Brad Rideout’s Cases Made it to the Supreme Court
Attorney Brad Rideout's Experience on His Child Custody Case that Was Taken all the Way to the Supreme Court A very unique story comes out with Brad Rideout with this one particular custody case he had in La Paz County,...
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Las Vegas
Role of Juvenile Courts in Arizona and Nevada
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Arizona and Nevada Attorney Margolis' Advice for Parents As a parent of a child who gets arrested it's important to keep the lines of communication open with the juvenile court, and everyone who is involved with the court process. Because...
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