Kristen M Curry’s Answers

Kristen M Curry

Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. I was falsely accused of sexual assault a year ago. The case is closed. Can this be used in child custody?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Kendall Lance Horween
    2 lawyer answers

    While the father of your fiance's child may try to use the information in his favor, I think that a family court judge will find it very compelling that the State chose not to charge you. An accusation will likely not effect any custody matter unless there is evidence to back it up.

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  2. If you have signed a plea but the judge gave a 30 day deferment before accepting the plea and sentenceing can i get out of it

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Jeremy Brian Gordon
    3 lawyer answers

    If acceptance of the plea was "deferred" then you can get out of it. BUT YOU PROBABLY WANT TO GO MEET WITH A COUPLE OF ATTORNEYS TO GET A SECOND AND THIRD OPINION ABOUT YOUR CASE BECAUSE MAYBE GETTING OUT OF THE PLEA IS NOT WHAT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST. Once you get out of the plea, the prosecutor will likely be upset and may not offer you another plea OR may offer you a harsher plea. Never assume that getting another attorney will automatically get you a better plea. You need to contact a...

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  3. How do I subpoena a police officer who is witness to a civil matter where he was told that money was owed?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Paul E Knost
    2 lawyer answers

    Go to the court and fill out a subpoena form. The Clerk of the Court will then stamp it and issue the subpoena. You must then get a process server to serve the subpoena on the officer. You can find a process server in the phone book or online.

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  4. What if i dont have the money for probation fees? should i have gotten a reduced fine for doing a week in jail?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Paul E Knost
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have a limited income, the judge can reduce the probation fees. You would need to go back into court and ask the judge to modify the probation fee. You could also ask the judge for jail credit towards your fines. Some courts will do that and some courts won't. Good luck.

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  5. There is a man i want to marry but he owes restitution do i collect his bebt after marriage i reside in AZ.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul E Knost
    2. Scott A Macleod
    3. Kristen M Curry
    3 lawyer answers

    While it is considered his sole and separate debt, any collection efforts can come after his half of community assets that you accumulate after the marriage. You need to find out how much he owes and if he is actually making payments per a court order. You may want to have him pay it off before walking down the aisle.

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  6. Can my gun rights be restored if I had an undesignated felony and it was dropped down to a class one mistermeanor ?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Aaron Neufeld
    2. Kristen M Curry
    2 lawyer answers

    Under Arizona law, your gun rights are automatically restored once the conviction is designated a misdemeanor as long as you don't have any other felonly convictions.

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  7. I need to know what penal code or form do I use to try to get my husbands 25year old felony reduced to a misdamenor or expunged.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. David Kephart
    3. Matthew Leon Lopez
    3 lawyer answers

    Arizona doesn't expunge, however, your husband may be able to get his conviction "set aside and dismissed." What you need to do first is go to the court records department of the court where your husband was convicted to look in his case file. Get a copy of the plea agreement and the sentencing document. These will tell you whether he can even get a misdemeanor. Once you have the documents, call a lawyer so they can advise your husband on what to do next.

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  8. How can you file a motion to be released because time served

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Michael Aaron Neufeld
    2 lawyer answers

    Parole time is calculated by DOC and is not something a judge is involved with. Parole has to be "earned" with good behavior in jail, etc. so there could be a reason that your brother is not getting paroled. Without knowing all of the factors, it is difficult to tell you why they want to keep him an extra 3 months. It is my opinion, however, that a judge would not intervene on this issue. Sorry.

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  9. What's the best way to find out if I have an active warrant in Arizona?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    1 lawyer answer

    You can actually call the Arizona DPS warrant line at 602-223-2233. They should be able to tell you what court has issued a warrant if you have one.

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  10. I was given an open container in passenger compartment. I was driving but had 2 passengers, they let the others walk

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Aaron Michael Black
    3. Ted Harvatin
    3 lawyer answers

    Where was the open container found? Did it belony to one of the passengers? Did the others deny it was theirs? Did you know it was there? You may have some defenses to the charge. Feel free to call me to discuss.

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