State ex rel. Romley v. Superior Court (Flores)

In State ex rel. Romley v. Superior Court (Flores), 181 Ariz. 378, 383, 891 P.2d 246, 251 (App. 1995), the trial court disqualified the Maricopa County Attorney's Office based on an "appearance of impropriety." Id. at 379-80, 891 P.2d at 247-48. Although this court reversed on appeal, we held that the appearance of prosecutorial impropriety should be avoided in order to maintain the public's confidence in the administration of justice. See id. (When "dealing with 'appearance,' both to the public as well as to individual defendants, trial courts must carefully scrutinize any case with, for example, a high public profile or strong political overtones.").