Long Beach, CA asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona

Q: complying with court orders and doing what im supposed to do as a good citizen does but im a known felon and easy target

I was outside a friends house at the end of driveway by the street polishing my motorcycle minding my own buis not aware of anyone home because nobody answered. The house was raided earlier that day before i showed up and i did not know this at this time however apparently there was a jacket found with paraphinelea and a gun and someone said it was all mine. Remember now this happened prior to me showing up. That being said ...an officer shows up and arrest me and takes me to jail for possession and tells me all of this afterwards . What do i do. Also this officer has personal issues with me because of my past

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Mike Branum

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Sounds like a very weak case. If you already have a past with the officer, he can arrest you even if he knows the charges will not "stick." If you have not had a preliminary hearing yet, that will be the opportunity for your attorney (PD or retained) to make the case that there is not enough evidence to charge you. Unless they have your fingerprints on the contraband, it will be difficult to prove the charges. That does not mean they cannot make your life difficult.

Unless you have parenting time with a child or some other extremely compelling reason to visit the jurisdiction of this officer, it may be a good idea to find another place to spend your free time.

I wish you the best. Just because you have a record does not mean you should be treated like a criminal every time a crime is committed in your vicinity.

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