Tempe, AZ asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Arizona

Q: A friend has been charged in Arizona for Possession of Marijuana and DUI. What to do next? No priors. Court in a week

No priors. Pulled over for running a redlight. Police found a very small amount of marijuana. Court is in about 9 days.

First priority is to get the felony possession dropped to a misdemeanor at least. Would also like to fight the DUI charge since they were not impaired while driving. Wants to avoid jail time and felony charges at all costs

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Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Your friend should contact and hire a lawyer immediately. There are no "do-overs" in criminal court or with the charges he is facing. He will be provided with a public defender for both cases but since it's his first offense, he should make sure someone puts careful attention into his case so everything goes well. It is typical to have the drug charges reduced or completely dismissed after doing TASC. The DUI is going to be a little more difficult and may require jail if not taken care of properly. Feel free to have your friend call or email us for a FREE, confidential consultation. 480-935-6545 or Zach@Divellaw.com or www.divellaw.com

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