I was arrested in Phoenix AZ using a fake ID. They charged me with Forgery, however the circumstances are this. My wallet was stolen and I found out my ex-wife was neglecting my children in South Dakota. I got the ID to get to SD through the airport and I was found quickly. I have a public... Read more »
It's not clear why you a fake to get through the airport, but I wouldn't go into any detail here about the alleged crime. If this is your first offense, you will likely have an automatic plea to a reduced charge and something less than a class 4 felony. If you have priors or are not willing to...Read more »
Assuming you mean criminal charges, it would depend if it was a felony or misdemeanor. The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor is one year; the statute on a felony is 7 years. If there was a weapon involved or serious injury it would be filed as a felony; however, usually if the police are...Read more »
As long as you follow release conditions, you should not lose your secured appearance bond. If you were out on release for some other offense and commit a new offense, you may lose your bond, but it is more likely that either nothing will come of it or you will have a change in your release...Read more »
The short answer is maybe, maybe not. Defendants do not have a right to a plea agreement and when one expires it is usually solely within the prosecutor's discretion to re extend it. However, my personally experience is that if the prosecutor has not done too much extra work yet and trial is not...Read more »
The maximum sentence for solicitation to possess narcotic drugs (personal use class 6 felony) is two years, unless the defendant is eligible for mandatory probation under A.R.S. 13-901.01. This assumes the defendant has no prior felony convictions, in which case the max is extremely unlikely....Read more »
That is a tough question. My advice would be to contact a defense lawyer in your area to see what the facts are about your warrant. Obviously it would be best to quash the warrant. In most cases that would not be too difficult. Alternatively you could have an attorney call your local authorities...Read more »
Charged with attempted agg assault for refusing to see doctor and the police report never mentioned officer for giving me permission to refuse. Do I have a case for 1983 civil lawsuit? Because officers definitly used excessive force while removing me from cell and I suffer neck and back injuries... Read more »
Your question is not very clear but make sure you don't let the statute of limitations run on your 1983 claim. Contact a civil plaintiff attorney ASAP for more answers. Suits against the state have strict time limitations, some but probably not all have already lapsed in your case.
Company got all items back say was took,but i'm being charged for total amount on police report.she had lawyer i didn't what do i do can i get mine lowered to her amount? is that right she plead guilty i didn't?
Good question. Ordinarily, you would be correct: co defendants in criminal cases are often held jointly and several liable for the direct loss sustained by a victim of their crime or crimes. However, depending upon your jurisdiction the judge could order a more specific sum to each party depending...Read more »
This is a really interesting question. The fact is that genes are not considered, unless the defect causes an individual an inability to discern right from wrong. Shoud it be considered is a different question. However, this seems more like a question of opinion than law. In AZ guilty except insane...Read more »
A person who operates a motor vehicle in violation of a restriction is guilty of a class two misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to four months in jail and fines. Don't expect this result, though it is possible, as is a re suspension f your license. As your lawyer I would be curios to know what...Read more »
Innedfectuve assistance is something that would be raised either on appeal or through rule 32 post conviction relief. It is not usually raised during proceedings. However, if you want a change of counsel you'll need to file that request in writing with the judge and usually the judge will be...Read more »
Generally anyone convicted of a sexual offense will have two different requirements: to follow terms of sex offender probation and to register. Sex offender probation carries restrictions about where he can be, proximity to minors, computer restrictions, psycho sexual evaluations and more. I hope...Read more »
You have to go to your local police, but the question is not clear. Feel free to contact my office before taking any steps. If you are referring to failure to register, that is a class four felony. Please seek out specific advice from a licensed attorney.
The answer to this question really depends upon whether or not the defendant has prior history and the age of the victim. Being drunk is not a defense to the mental element of a crime in Arizona. Because of the severity of the potential penalty please consult an attorney in person so more specifics...Read more »
Yes absolutely. Prohibited possessor is a legal term in Arizona. The charge is Misconduct Involving Weapons, and it too is a class four felony. If convicted at trial while still on probation the minimum term is 4.5 years.
I am seeking a pardon here in Arizona. I was told by the Arizona Board of clemency that all my restitution was not paid . The clerk of the court can not verify this as the case is from 1984 and I can not pay anything as they have no records of owing the Clerk told me when the Judge signed the order... Read more »
If your charge is and remains a misdemeanor, you are likely going to be able to serve any time in the tents, if not a portion in home detention. Prior DUIs are only priors for 84 months, so speak with a lawyer to determine if in fact your are eligible for the minimums, which are as little as 10...Read more »
The police do need a warrant, but be very careful, because should you refuse a chemical test and a warrant is obtained, you are subject to a mandatory one year suspension of your driving privileges, at least in AZ. Visit our firm at dbphoenixcriminallawer.com for more information.
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