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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: I have a question can dui's that are nine years old be used against me in court?
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Jan 8, 2018

It depends. DUI's within 7 years can enhance your sentencing in DUI cases. In some instances, felony DUI's (or felonies in general) may be used against you if you testify in a court case. So, more information is needed to better answer your question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: From your experience what might be a judge verdict of first time offense possession LT 2lbs and possession of parap...

My first offense. Possession of marijuana less than 2 pounds and possession of paraphernalia.

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Ashelee Weeks answered on Jan 4, 2018

You may be eligible for a diversion program.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Police search a car that was not mines and charge me they say i committed the crime on a date i did not what happens
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 28, 2017

More facts are needed to answer this question. Were you driving the car, did you admit, what are your charges, criminal history, etc.?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: I received a criminal speeding ticket, but have no prior record/tickets. Is it likely a judge won't convict me?
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 20, 2017

It depends on the facts, namely your speed. You may be able to get Defensive Driving School.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: If you are in your own home and someone is assaulting you do you have a right to fight back?
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 15, 2017

In Arizona, people are justified in using physical force when a reasonable person in the same situation would believe it necessary to use such force to protect against an immediate threat. The law does not authorize unlimited force, just the force a reasonable person would believe necessary to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: Can you get a DUI if you were pulled over for something else?
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 15, 2017

Yes. Often times an officer will pull someone over for a traffic violation etc. and upon contact, determine the person may have been drinking. At that point, a DUI investigation may ensue. If the officer determines there is probable cause for the DUI, the person will likely be arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: Can you transfer court ordered DV classes from CA TO AZ and complete them in AZ
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 11, 2017

You would likely have to get approval from the CA court and prosecutor, as well as find a similar program in AZ that would accept you and fill the CA requirements. You could talk to a CA defense attorney for a more informed answer re:CA processes.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: 28-3473 Suspension. Lic. A I have my Lic. Reinstated already.. what should I do with this ticket
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 5, 2017

Show your reinstated license to the Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: How can I file domestic violence and sexual assault on someone when offense was 6yrs ago.

I went through 5yrs of physical abuse....being manipulated and controlled. One of the times I was body slammed in the floor and lost consciousness and was in out of it while being raped. This individual tried killing me while driving because I mentioned leaving the relationship. My family has... Read more »

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Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 5, 2017

You can contact the police in the jurisdiction where the offenses occurred. File a police report and they will investigate re: any possible charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: How long can a male 19 year old be put away for hitting a female minor?
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Nov 28, 2017

It depends on the facts, how the male was charged. For instance, assault can be charged as a misdemeanor (up to 6 months jail) or a felony (probation - jail - prison). This question is impossible to answer without more details- how old was the female, was there physical injury, the relationship... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: If I'm stopped by a police officer and he asks me if I've been drinking, what should I say?
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Sep 25, 2017

You do not need to answer the officer. Anything you say will likely be used against you. I often advise people to say their lawyer has advised them to not answer any questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: Both parties live in CA and were arrested in Arizona for domestic violence. Both parties want to dismiss case.

Both parties submitted dismissal forms to prosecutors office and both received continuances of their hearings. What is their next move.

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Ashelee Weeks answered on Sep 21, 2017

At this point, the State is prosecuting the case. The State does not typically dismiss DV cases just because the parties do not want to aid in prosecution. The next move would be to hire an experienced Arizona attorney to handle the case, including appearing at the next court hearing, gathering the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: How can I get a man who is in CA to be charged with what he did here in AZ. I'm the victim and I have physical damage
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Sep 15, 2017

Call the police department and file a report.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: My charge is less than 2 lbs of mmj (it was less than 3 oz). Card expired 8/28 got the charge 9/4 renewed card 9/6

Paraphernalia charge for scale.

Less than 3 oz of weed

Medical card Arizona

Misdemeanor charges is what the cop said

Did not go to jail

Will my charges be dropped or what will happen?

Ashelee Weeks
Ashelee Weeks answered on Sep 6, 2017

There are several things that could happen, depending on your criminal history and facts of the case. The fact that you have a MMJ card is helpful, but the State typically does not just "drop" charges.

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Q: How do I inform the police that I told them I was someone else when received a citation in Gilbert AZ?
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Ashelee Weeks answered on Feb 23, 2017

What type of citation did you receive? Criminal? Does your brother have a court date? More info would be helpful.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: I got caught shoplifting. What will happen?

I was charged as an adult for a misdemeanor and I will have to show up to court in 2 weeks. I don't know what will happen. I called the court number and asked them what will happen and what occurs and I couldn't recall much from the phone call. All I remember were them saying words like prosecution... Read more »

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Ashelee Weeks answered on Feb 6, 2017

Your court date is likely your arraignment where you enter a plea of not guilty or guilty. When you enter a plea of not guilty, the Court will then set a pretrial conference hearing where you (or your attorney if you have one) will have the chance to meet with the prosecutor (the attorney for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: hello i was involved in a domestic violence case with my mom . i am 24 years old (victim). how can i drop charges

i only have a tiny scratch on my leg but may have been caused by me kicking a screen door.

Ashelee Weeks
Ashelee Weeks answered on Jan 30, 2017

You can not "drop" charges. Once the police are involved and the individual has been charged it is up to the State. You can tell them you do not wish to prosecute, but in the end it is the State's call how to proceed. In domestic violence cases, it is very typical that the victim wants to "drop"... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Charged with criminal damage and disorderly conduct for the second time. The first disorderly conduct was dismissed

What punishment should I expect

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Ashelee Weeks answered on Jan 29, 2017

The answer depends on several factors. First, is your criminal damage charge a felony or misdemeanor? Criminal damage can be charged as a class 4, 5, or 6 felony, or it can be a class 1 or 2 misdemeanor (depending on the amount). If under $1,000 it will be a misdemeanor. If you have any prior... Read more »

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