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HERNANDEZ & HAMILTON SELECTED AS ONE OF THE BEST LAW FIRMS IN AMERICA

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the ninth consecutive year, have announced their "Best Law Firms" rankings. Law Office of Hernandez & Hamilton, PC has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list and regionally in 1 practice areas. Firms included in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence…

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BATTLEFIELD SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY COMING TO A POLICE DEPARTMENT?

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the rising use of technology to surveil large swaths of American cities, with obvious applications for law enforcement and government surveillance operations. Over a three-month period in 2016, a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems flew a small aircraft above high-crime areas in West…

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AIRPORT SEARCHES AND SEIZURES WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE ARE INCREASING

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Law enforcement searches of traveler’s cell phones, laptops, iPads, and other electronics at international points-of entry (such as airports, and border crossings) have increased nearly 400% since 2015. These searches are increasingly being conducted for reasons which have nothing to do with immigration or national security, this according to a…

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PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN ARIZONA

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Several months ago, The Arizona Republic submitted a public records request (“PRR”) to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (“MCAO”) regarding one of its prosecutors, Juan Martinez, who is under investigation for serious misconduct by the State Bar of Arizona. The PRR also sought information about Martinez’s communications with a former…

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