Mesa, AZ asked in Juvenile Law for Arizona

Q: i was found with a wax pen and its a felony in AZ but i'm only 16 can i somehow get that dropped to a misdemeanor

i was caught bc of shop lifting and lied to the cop so idk how thats gonna go in court and i dont have any priors

he told me my papers will come in the mail but people told me that when cops say that is just to scare me and he isnt gonna press charges

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

A: You really need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible! You are a juvenile and are facing a felony. These are two very important things that you should value deeply and want to solve the right way. There is good news with recent changes in the law and it is possible to have your case completely dismissed or reduced significantly. Feel free to reach out for a free confidential consultation at or 480-935-6545.

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