Q: What can I do to get charges lowered on forgery case?
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 defender but I don't know what he'll be able to do for me since i only see him 10 minutes before my arraignment. What can I do to get the charges lowered or dropped?
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 accept probation and feel you are innocent, you should hire somebody if you can afford it.
Law Offices of David A. Black
40 N. Central Ave. Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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