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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Are there Pro-Bono Lawyers that help Criminal Case in Arizona?

My brother is being extradited back to Maricopa County from New Mexico. He has 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for possession of internet porn. He was told by a defense lawyer found on the internet that it would be over $30,000 to defend him. He has no means. He has lost his job and is... Read more »

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Mar 3, 2020

A public defender or court appointed attorney will be appointed at the arraignment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: on a non emergency call to police I said if you don't get some one out here I'll have to go over there (neighbors) and
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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Dec 17, 2019

I believe the end of your question was cut off. Please repost.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: I have a business that I loaned money to for startup and they stopped payments after the 2nd payment.

I have already gone thru the courts and filed a judgement and still nothing. There has to be a way to enforce payment or jail for such actions owes me $250k. The state can jail you for non payment why don't I have the same ability?

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Dec 3, 2019

There are law firms that specialize in collection of judgments. You can contact them to see if there are any avenues you can pursue to collect the judgment. If you believe the business was engaged in fraud, you can contact the Arizona Attorney General's Office to file a complaint and see if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: If my brother has a DUI, and now he got a extreme DUI what happens next
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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Dec 3, 2019

If his previous DUI was within 7 years, he will considered a second time offender. This changes the amount of jail time (minimum of 120 days) he faces, the fines, and other sanctions. If he received the second DUI while he was required to have an interlock or he did not have a license, he will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: The judge appointed me an attorney for a misdemeanor misconduct. How long until the attorney contacts me?
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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Dec 3, 2019

Your attorney should contact you within a week of being appointed. If you do not have the contact information for the attorney, you can call the court to get their contact info.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: So a friend of min was arrested for 13-3407A1 & 4-251A2. He was released. It was vacated and can be refiled. Meaning?

Confused what it all means. Because no there is no court date? Wondering why?

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Dec 3, 2019

For whatever reason the Prosecutor's office decided not to move forward with the case at this time. It could be for a bunch of different reasons such as not having the officer available, a paperwork error, a Grand Jury Indictment is expected, etc. Unfortunately, it is difficult to know and find out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: What will happen next when there was a motion filed- MOTION TO EXTEND TIME TO CHALLENGE THE GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS?

We have been fighting the case aggv assault on an officer since Oct. 11. I was there and there was no assault or resist during the arrest of my husband. They dismissed the case due to grand jury indictment that means they decided closed doors. One non-guilty arraignment happened and next will be... Read more »

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Nov 15, 2019

No. The request to extend time was filed by your husband's attorney after the grand jury issued an indictment. There is a hard time limit to challenge the grand jury indictment, so the attorney is making sure they have enough time to challenge the indictment. The second filing is just a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: If you are a witness to a criminal case and you are a detective, is that right waived for you. Is that double jeopardy

The Prosecutor is allowing the lead detective in a criminal case to sit in and listen to everything including the selection of the jurors and everything else involved in the trial

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Nov 15, 2019

The prosecutor designated that detective as the "case agent." They will be allowed in all of the court proceedings. The remainder of the witnesses are not allowed to sit in.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: My girlfriend recently got extreme DUI and it has been eleven years from the last one which she did 4 months in prison.

What do you think she is facing?

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Nov 7, 2019

If she was charged with a misdemeanor Extreme DUI, she is facing 30 days - 6 months in jail, up to 5 years of probation, and a substantial amount of fines/fees along with other consequences such as loss of license, SR22 insurance, etc. She needs the assistance of an experienced DUI attorney. Most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: my son is incarcerated he just charged with pris possession/make contraband what are the consequences for that
K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Nov 6, 2019

That will depend on what the contraband was and how many prior felony convictions he has. If he was caught with a deadly weapon, dangerous instrument or explosive it is a class 2 felony and all other items (such as a cell phone) would be a class 5 felony. Since he is in prison he has at least one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: I am the payee for my moms social security. I used money to stay off streets when homeless. SS found out.

Social security left mesg. Wanting to talk to me cause they are investigating this. The want me to call. Im scared.

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Nov 1, 2019

The most important piece of advice in this situation is not to speak with the investigators without an attorney present. Do not think you can simply explain the situation or talk your way out of it. That will not happen. Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Impaired to the Slightest Degree (ONLY) Charge - Plea

Is it common for a person charged with only an Impaired to the Slightest Degree charge (BAL

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Nov 1, 2019

Cases where someone is charged with only slightest degree (under .08) but they police still believe you are impaired happen frequently. The police may have only submitted charges until they are able to test the blood they collected. However, it is impossible to give you an actual answer without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: I am looking to request an early release from probation

I was given a 5 year probation for a dui related incident. I have completed 2 years October 1, which includes all treatment classes, fine/fees and ua drops which i had 2x a week. I am looking to get a second job and to have an opportunity of a promotion at work but I will not be considered as... Read more »

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 25, 2019

You are typically eligible for early termination from probation when you complete 50% of the probation term. At this point you have a few options: you can contact your PO and explain your situation and see if they would be willing to submit a request for early termination; if they are not willing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Is there any way to check for any type of warrants on my person in the state of Arizona that is free?
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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 25, 2019

You can try using the website below but not all courts provide information to that site. If you think you may have a warrant out of a specific court, you can see if they have an online case search or you can call them. Best of luck!... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: I've been charged with a few things by word of mouth and lies, a family member and cops are involved what do I do?

My sister and I got pulled over, she was driving and I was the passenger of the vehicle. They conducted a search and found a large quantity of meth some paraph. marijuana, scale baggies etc. They searched me and found a quarter gram on my person . They ask who the drugs belonged to I said I don't... Read more »

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 20, 2019

Hello and sorry you are in this situation. When it comes to possession, everything in a car technically is possessed by everyone in the car. If no one takes the blame, all the occupants can be charged. Apparently, your sister blamed you and the police bought her side of the story. If that is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: How much jail for 4 counts of aggravated DUI for causing an accident with a minor in the vehicle. All Felony (6)

My daughter caused an accident while driving with a BAC over .15 and had a child in the car at the time. She is being charged with 4 different counts of Aggravated DUI Felony 6. How much jail time is she looking at here?

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 17, 2019

Hello and thanks for the question. Unfortunately, it is impossible to give a precise answer without more information. To get the best answer, we will need to know about her criminal history. If she has no prior felony convictions of any kind, in any state, the minimum jail term is 10 days. If... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: I'm trying to educated my 17 year old daughter of the legal consequences of driving while high on marijuana.

But I can't find any exact information, everything refers to alcohol. I would like to know about jail time, licence suspension, fines. For both her as a minor and her parent.

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 17, 2019

The statutes are difficult for a lot of people to understand so I will try to break it down. Marijuana is different from a DUI involving alcohol. Unlike alcohol, there is no "legal limit" when it comes to marijuana. Because marijuana is an illicit substance, having any amount in your system is... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: Is there a perceived or actual conflict of interest resulting from a former prosecutor turned legal defender?

Recently a case was assigned to a public defender (former prosecutor) to defend a man whos father had been prosecuted successfully by the same attorney many years prior. The son's case is not of the same charges as his father's prior case, however, the attorney remains in the same jurisdiction,... Read more »

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 17, 2019

While working as a prosecutor, the attorney would not be privy to the communications between the father and his former defense attorney. Meaning the former prosecutor does not have a duty of confidentiality towards the defendant he prosecuted. Fast forward to his work as a legal defender - he does... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: He has 1 felony conviction and just got charged with 3 new felony charges how much time is he looking at

He is currently on probation for the first felony

K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 17, 2019

Arizona's sentencing structure is based off of prior felony convictions. With one prior felony conviction, he is called a category two offender. Because he is on probation he cannot receive less than the presumptive term in prison for the offense if he is convicted. How much time he is looking at... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: My husband was just picked up on a warrant for an aggravated DUI that he did not even know about.

Arizona. Advice please.

What is statue of limitations?

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K. Bryan Goodman answered on Oct 17, 2019

Hello and thanks for the question. An aggravated DUI is a felony. Under Arizona law, the statute of limitations for this offense is 7 years. Meaning they have 7 years from the day the crime was discovered to prosecute your husband. Depending on how long the delay was (and the reason for the... Read more »

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