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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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