I'm applying for Global Entry soon and I want to make sure all loose ends are tied up.
No. Arizona does not offer expungement of criminal convictions.
The best you can hope for is to have your conviction "set aside," pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute section 13-907.See question
The Arizona Freeway shooter, Leslie Merritt Jr., is charged with "Drive-by-Shooting", a class 2 felony. Is the burden of proof "preponderance of the evidence" or "beyond a reasonable doubt" or something else? According to A.R.S. § 13-205(A), it ...
The State's burden of proof, which applies in ALL criminal cases, from Excessive Speeding, as a Class 3 misdemeanor, to First Degree Murder, as a Class 1 felony, is proof beyond a reasonable doubt. See A.R.S. sec. 13-115(A).
The statute you cited, A.R.S. sec. 13-205(A), deals specifically with the defendant's burden of proof when asserting an Agfirmative Defense, such as insanity, or the running of a statute of limitation.See question
If a victim is not corroborating and does not show up to court how likely is it the case will later be reopened? or how likely is it that they well get subpoena and be forced to court ? For Sexual Misconduct with a minor above age 16. What are the...
EXTREMELY likely. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is VERY aggressive in its prosecution of sex crimes, especially when it concerns children.
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute section 13-107, the State has 7-years within which to bring charges. If the only hold up is finding the alleged victim, chances are that they will NOT stop looking - ESPECIALLY if they have, essentially, a confession in a confrontation call.
What this person SHOULD HAVE done was hire an experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney with experience defending sex crimes, BEFORE the confrontation call occurred. Regardless, the person still needs help now, as it is doubtful that this case is simply going to "go away."See question
I have a hold on my drivers license because of an FTA in AZ. I don't live in AZ anymore and moved from CA. I need to get this hoLd removed for my job. How do I get it removed?
By resolving the FTA. You will not get the hold lifted without resolving the FTA.
Obviously, you have a criminal case that has not been resolved. You either need to appear personally at that Court and attempt to resolve the case yourself, or hire an attorney to try to get it resolved for you.See question
How will the officer know you are a felon and breaking the law? Can they see that just by running your card? If you weren't breaking any other laws could you potentially get away with carrying a firearm as long as you are being responsible with it...
Once they know your name, they run it though their mobile data terminals, or radio it in, to check the record against criminal databases.
If it comes back that you are a felon whose gun rights have NOT been restored, and you are in possession of the weapon, you WILL be arrested.
In Maricopa County, you'll be looking at a MANDATORY prison sentence with a presumptive, or usual, sentence of 4.5 years, if the prior felony conviction is allegable (meaning, generally, that it occurred within 5 or 10 years of the current arrest, dependent on the type of prior felony you were convicted of).See question
My child has reported to me that she has witnessed my ex and the current spouse hitting each other in front of my child and also going to their room and fighting and hitting each other. In the past, I have called CPS and both of them lie and say ...
Re-post this question in the Family Law section of avvo.com, hire an experienced, Arizona-licensed family law attorney, and take your ex back to Court to change the visitation-custody status of your child so he/she doesn't have to endure further trauma.
If the child shows up with injuries after visiting your ex, call the police IMMEDIATELY.See question
Not a serious offense at all, they said it was the least charge they could give me (not sure if infraction is the right term), but I consider it an emergency because I was in old town scottsdale on a friday night where it would require waiting in ...
It's NOT going to be a $100 ticket; the City of Scottsdale is VERY hard on these cases (for whatever reason), and the Scottsdale Prosecutor's Office takes these cases VERY seriously.
This is also not an "infraction" (that's not even a legal term - another reason you shouldn't take legal advice from a likely high school graduate police officer), it's a violation of a Scottsdale City Ordinance and a Class 1 misdemeanor - the highest level of misdemeanor under Arizona law and punishable by up to 6-months in Jail, a $2,500 fine + an 83% surcharge, and 3-years of probation.
You're likely not looking at Jail time, but you'd be lucky not to pay a fine of less than $400.
Whether you hire an attorney or not is up to you, but if you're innocent - you shouldn't plead guilty. Moreover, you don't have that much to lose if you fight it, since the prosecutors are NOT going to offer you anything less than a plea to the charge.See question
2nd offense involving marijuana. From what I hear the cop was a jerk and said he failed the sobriety test, but my fiancé said they made him take a blood test that will show he wasn't high when he got pulled over. His court date is in two...
What he needs to do is "lawyer up," IMMEDIATELY!
There are no "magic words" that any attorney on this site can give you that are going to make the judge "not throw the book at him" or that he can say from a posting on this site, that are going to make a difference.
There are several issues at play here, most importantly whether he was on probation at the time for the previous marijuana offense, and/or whether the previous offense was designated a felony or misdemeanor, and was less than 5-years ago (that could make ALL of the difference in the world).
As you can see, there are a lot of variables here. The bottom line is that he needs an experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney, and he needs that attorney NOW! Many experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorneys, including myself, offer free, 30-minute initial consultations. He should strongly consider availing himself of one or more of these - the sooner, the better.See question
My son who just turned 18, got in fights with his girl friend couple of times. He has anger issues. He pushed her or shoved her on some occasions. Never caused a bodily injury. A police report was filed and he was arrested for domestic violence. T...
Mr. Orent is right on point. Your son should BOT appear in Court without an experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney by his side. There may be other options, other than a guilty plea, available to your son that an experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney may be able to obtain for your son.
You wouldn't send your son to surgery in a hospital without a surgeon, neither should you send your son to a hearing in court without an attorney.See question
My son is charged with child abuse and the interviews of the mother and himself have been edited. I fear the new attorney, meaning new on the job as an attorney is afraid to make waves. He is a public defender and is not happy that I had a friend...
Yes, hire an experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney to represent your son.
This "friend-of-a-friend" FBI tech needs to step forward as a witness as well (or his/her work needs to be verified by an expert hired by the experienced,Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney you hire, who will testify at trial about the "tampered evidence").See question