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Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years. Buying a ticket to the Super Bowl is very difficult since a lot of the tickets are used by corporate sponsors of the National Football League (NFL). Because tickets can be scarce and add in the fact that there is only a 2 week head’s up for fans of the teams that make the big game, it can make finding a ticket that much more difficult.

Is Ticket Scalping Legal in Arizona?

In Arizona, per ARS 13-3718, the resale or scalping of tickets is illegal if you offer a ticket of admission for a price in excess of the printed price on the face of the ticket, while physically 200 feet or less from any entry to the stadium or the entry of a contiguous parking lot to the stadium. It is also illegal to change the face value of a ticket without the written permission of the original vendor.

David Michael Cantor explains the Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona:

Are they Counterfeit Tickets? How Can I tell?

So how can you tell if you have counterfeit tickets? Well there should be security holograms and bar codes on the ticket. There are many security functions built into actual Super Bowl tickets, just as there are security measures built into United States currency. One big way to avoid buying counterfeit tickets is to know your source. Who are you buying these tickets from? If you are buying them from somebody in the parking lot of University of Phoenix on game day, for above face value, then chances are good that those tickets are fake since that scenario would be illegal. You should never buy tickets from random sellers on the Internet either. There is literally no way to verify the tickets before you get to the stadium so you simply won’t know if they are valid for the event or not. Our recommendation is to purchase the tickets from an authorized and licensed reseller or ticket broker (like eSeats.com). And always use a major credit card, they typically have protections in place for fraudulent transactions and can make it much easier if you have an issue.

In closing, Ticket Scalping in Arizona is illegal if you are within 200 feet of the venue entrance and are selling the tickets for over face value. If you have been suspected of illegally selling tickets, call us for a free consultation. Our offices can be reached 24 hours a day at (602) 307-0808.

Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix

PHOENIX – 27-year-old Christopher Gale was arrested on Sunday for a second time on suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder. The incident took place at a Phoenix Walgreens store.

According to police reports, the crime actually occurred in September 2013 when Gale stabbed a stranger using an eight-inch knife he had bought from a Walmart store just a few hours before the stabbing. He went to a Walgreens store about four miles away from the Walmart store, approached a woman who was shopping and stabbed her in the neck from behind. The woman started screaming and an armed off-duty federal agent, who happened to be in the store, ran over from the checkout line where he was standing and pulled the weapon away from the woman and ordered Gale to get on the ground and put the knife down.

Gale was arrested for a previous crime but was found incompetent to stand trial for the charges he was facing. The charges against Gale were dismissed in May 2013 by a court commissioner and he was ordered to receive treatment at a psychiatric facility which he did. After his release from Desert Vista Behavior Health, a mental health facility in Mesa, Gale was subsequently arrested for the stabbing. According to the court documents, when Gale stabbed the woman at the Walmart store, she turned around to face her attacker who told her, “I’m killing you to save the world.”

The woman suffered a puncture wound which needed several staples. She was able to push away her attacker.

Gale later told the police that he bought the eight-inch knife to “stab and kill” someone.

According to Jerry Cobb, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, it is not yet decided if any charges will be filed again against Gale.

Gale had a run-in with the law in 2012 also when he was arrested on the suspicion of indecent exposure and drug-related offenses. He pled guilty to the reduced charges in that case.

Gale appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday for an initial appearance and is being held on $1 million bond on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. His lawyer , Roger Margolis, did not immediately return a call Friday for comment. The attorney was appointed on the orders of a commissioner to represent Gale in court.

Online court records did not describe the alleged crimes which Gale is facing. However, the commissioner who ordered Gale to undergo psychiatric treatment said in a May 29 order that Gale was a danger to others as well as to himself. He also said that he is unable to understand the nature of proceedings against him and needed assistance in his defense.

 

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58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

PHOENIX – 58-year-old Cudellious Love, of Phoenix, was arrested on Friday by the Phoenix police officers after they found DNA evidence that linked him to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989.

A report released by the Phoenix Police Department’s crime lab in January indicated a DNA match between a sample taken from the scene and a DNA profile in the state database. According to the court records released Monday, the DNA belonged to a 58-year-old man named Cudellious Love who was in prison for more than three years for a drug conviction. The DNA evidence linked Love to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989.

The murder victim, Laura Hunding, of Phoenix, was stabbed to death in her apartment where her body was found in July 1989. According to the police, Love’s DNA was found on Hunding’s body.

Records show that there was no sign of forced entry into her apartment which was located near 48th Street and McDowell Road. Police investigated the murder, but they did not have any leads in the case.

Hunding’s body was found by her landlord at about 10:30 am on July 17, after witnesses reported last seeing her on July 16. According to the witnesses, Hunding had attended an Alcoholics Anonymous dance that night at Scottsdale Community College and she returned to her home alone.

Love was located and questioned by police on May 12 when he denied having any knowledge of Hunding or her murder which happened nearly 25 years ago.

According to court records, Love claimed he had never ‘messed with’ White women. He also claimed that he has never been to the victim’s apartment and was not familiar with the east side of Phoenix at all. The court records also stated that he was shown photographs of the victims and the victim’s apartment and he maintained he had never seen the victim or her apartment. He said there would be no reason his fingerprints or DNA would be found or identified as part of the crime scene.

Love was arrested on Friday 13 June after the agency’s crime lab determined that Love’s DNA matched the DNA at the scene. There was no mistaking that because “the approximate incidence of this profile is 1 in 110 quadrillion African Americans,” records show.

He was booked into jail on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Laura Hunding in July 1989.

 

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The attorneys at Bleile, Witte & Lape are committed to defend clients accused/ convicted of any kind of sexual crime throughout Cincinnati, Ohio.

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