10 Counts of Child Prostitution Sentenced to 330.75 Years  January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and to illustrate the seriousness of these crimes, and the penalties they carry, we’d like to highlight a recent prosecution. On May 3, 2016, Andre Antonio Adams, known on the streets as “Chicago,” was sentenced […]

In line with the rest of the country, Arizona is seeing a growing use of heroin and abuse of prescription opioids, and it is bringing deadly consequences to our communities. The use of heroin creates devastating effects on individuals, families and communities. Awareness of the enormity of this problem is […]

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery Swears in New Prosecutor

Many people think the role of the prosecutor is to simply secure a conviction. Not true. The role of the prosecutor is to seek justice – even if that means asking the court to dismiss a specific charge or an entire case against a defendant when the evidence calls for […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Arizona is actively fighting to rescue and protect victims and put the perpetrators behind bars. In April 2013, Arizona’s Human Trafficking Task Force was created by then-Governor Jan Brewer in an effort to discover incidents of human trafficking, identify ways to end these […]

Thanks to the staff of MCAO and our law enforcement partners, it’s been a great year at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Here are some particularly notable activities and accomplishments: As of press time, we’ve had more than 26,000 filed cases with nearly 15,000 completed. The total number of submittals […]