As per restitution, the store can seek the market value of the ring. Perhaps at a restitution hearing it can be argued that the market value is $18 if that is what the price tag was. However, even $40 sounds like a particularly inexpensive ring. Additionally, the shopkeeper can seek a civil...Read more »
Err on the side of bringing anything you think may be useful so an attorney can take a look. If you have the police report, bring that but if not bring the accident exchange you received on the scene and if you hire an attorney he or she can request the actual report. Also, bring any photos you...Read more »
The judge has authority to modify bond. However, typically bond only gets modified in a few instances. If seeking to modify bond with the same judge that set the bond in the first place and there aren't any meaningful change in circumstances, then highly unlikely the judge is going to modify....Read more »
No, you cannot travel out of state. It sounds like you have a felony warrant for a pending narcotic drug charge. If you are arrested out-of-state, you will likely be extradited. This isn't civil...you can't win by contesting service. You are getting arrested unless the judge agrees to quash the...Read more »
Part of it depends on where it is charged and whether that jurisdiction offers some sort of diversion program. If this is his first offense the State won't be able to ask for jail so that might be used as some leverage for a favorable plea and/or further exploring defenses in preparation for...Read more »
if they dont charge him the street value is 1.00 (one dollar) do you think they will charge him and im at a plea bargain or take it to trial do you think they will dismiss it if he doesnt come forward?
Possession of meth is very serious even at a low quantity. If someone else admits to possession, the prosecutor may very well charge him. The statute of limitations is 7 years meaning the prosecutor has 7 years from the date of offense to charge it.
This question is best directed at his attorney. Speaking very generally, the range for a class 2 felony is 4-10 years with a possible mitigated term of 3 years and aggravated 12.5 years. The range could have been higher if he had a prior felony.
questioned me about him and his brother eventually leading to a detective coming and told me if I refused to talk to them or let search my house, they would arrest me for domestic violence is this illegal for them to come to my house for domestic violence and then bribe me to talk to them so they... Read more »
You have no obligation to talk to the police in a domestic dispute. The police must have probable cause to arrest you. However, they may have felt they had probable cause to charge you with a criminal offense (such as disorderly conduct) and will occasionally use the threat of an arrest to get...Read more »
I carry a knife, and I've thought about if I ever witnesses a robbery, and I chased down the perpetrator, and while stopping them, I cut them or stabbed them, not a lethal injury, would the stopping of the robbery negate a charge of assault?
It depends on the circumstances and whether your conduct was justified. The relevant statutes are in Title 13, Chapter 4 http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=13. Even if there is a justification defense, you'd still risk being faced with felony prosecution for aggravated assault...Read more »
I was only found guilty of Two. I pleaded them down to lesser charges, completed my resitution and my sentencing, with no incidents. I have only had that incident in my entire life , nothing since. I applied and had my gun rights restored and applied and had the charges reduced to misdemeanors. Is... Read more »
Unfortunately, Arizona does not expunge convictions. Depending on the crimes you plead guilty to, you may be eligible to have them set aside. Did you already do this when applying to have your gun rights restored? This basically is an order from the Court vacating the judgment of guilt once all...Read more »
If the health insurance company has paid off the hospital, can the hospital still ask for money from a car accident settlement in Arizona? I understand that health insurance companies work deals with hospitals to pay a lower price so with that being said, could the hospital still ask for more money... Read more »
If you had an attorney representing you on your bodily injury claim, your attorney is the one to talk to. This often gets resolved through the attorneys handling a personal injury case to make sure all liens are resolved when disbursing the settlement funds. In general, the hospital can ask for...Read more »
i have a F2 taking the identity of another F4-Forgery and a possession of marijuana when on standard probation the victim did press change but the state did my prosecutor says that her higher ups wont approve a plea less than 6 to 7 i want it to be probation eligible i do have prior conviction but... Read more »
Although the prosecutor may have some discretion, they often have to go through their supervisor on any meaningful deviations from the plea offered. Your attorney is in the best position to advise on the plea.
This doesn't sound like a statute or anything. If you know the hold is in Arizona, you can call the MVD in Arizona and figure out what court is causing the suspension. You commonly see this with unpaid fines in an AZ court, which you would need to take care of in order to remove the license hold.
This doesn't sound like a criminal defense question if this is just an isolated instance based on a false accusation that was never reported to the police. Are you trying to pursue a civil case against the lady? If this just happened once and no false statement was ever made to a third person, I...Read more »
I'm assuming you are over 18. Regardless, you should really try to work this out with your mother. She might have been genuinely concerned about the puppies. Who was responsible for taking care of them while you were on vacation? Is she harming the dogs? If the dogs are in danger you can...Read more »
This depends largely on how fast you were going. If it was barely over the 20mph criminal threshold then the prosecutor may agree to offer a civil speeding plea or the judge may allow you to take defensive driving school. If it is in a school zone, other erratic driving observed, etc. then maybe...Read more »
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