Kristen M Curry’s Answers

Kristen M Curry

Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. I left state when I was sentence to probation for forgery. How do I fix this?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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

    You definitely need to hire an Arizona attorney. I have no doubt that you have a probation violation petition and a warrant on the case. The attorney can likely get the case reset back in court and get you in touch with a probation officer who will need to speak with you to prepare a current report for the court. An attorney may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to allow you to be terminated from probation with payment in full of the restitution. Jail time is a possibility but it may...

  2. I failed my drug screening classes for not showing up what punishments am i faceing

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Kaitlin Sofia Verdura
    3. Brian G Di Pietro
    3 lawyer answers

    Did you fail out of a TASC drug diversion program or was the drug classes ordered by the court after you were sentenced? This makes a difference. If you failed to complete TASC then expect to get a summons in the mail telling you to show up for court because the prosecution will go forward. If you failed to complete the drug class after sentencing, then you likely have a warrant out for your arrest. Either way, you probably want to call an attorney so that they can help you address the...

  3. What do you have to do to get a charge of burglary in the 3rd, and an unlawful entry?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Kaitlin Sofia Verdura
    2 lawyer answers

    Burglary in the 3rd degree is defined as entering or remaining unlawfully in a non-residential structure or in a fenced commercial or residential yard with the intent to commit a theft or a felony therein. It includes breaking into a car. Burglary in the 3rd degree is a Class 4 felony. Unlawful entry is "criminal trespass" and means to enter or remain unlawfully. The degree of criminal trespass depends on whether it is a residential or non-residential structure. If it is a...

  4. Charged with DUI in Arizona, Michigan resident

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    2. Philip Daniel Hache
    2 lawyer answers

    If you ignore it, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest and Michigan will likely suspend your driver's license until you address it. Presuming it's a misdemeanor charge (it would be a misdemeanor if you received a citation), Arizona does not extradite on these warrants. Whether it's treated as a first or second offense can depend on whether the prosecutor discovers the other DUI and whether they can prove it. I suggest that you speak with a Phoenix attorney about all of the ins and...

  5. If i borrowed a car and it ended up being stolen can i be charged with theft of means of transportation...i had the keys

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Craig S Orent
    2. Bamidele Opeyemi Adelayo
    3. Kristen M Curry
    3 lawyer answers

    The theft statutes require that you either knew the car was stolen or had reason to know it was stolen. If you did not admit to knowing the car was stolen, then the prosecutor would need to produce evidence to show that you had reason to know. Driving the car with a key is good evidence in your favor. The fact that the car was stolen several months ago could mean that the car changed hands many times before it got to you. You may also have a challenge to the traffic stop. You really need to...

  6. I was acused of something 8 years ago when I was 14. some kind of sexual act like fondling a yonger kid.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gregg R Woodnick
    2. Kristen M Curry
    2 lawyer answers

    I am a little confused about when you spoke to a detective but it sounds like you spoke with him when you were 14 years old correct? In fact, there is no statute of limitations for sex offenses. Even though the offense was allegedly committed when you were 14 years old, the prosecutor still has the ability to file charges against you in adult court. Will that realistically happen? Probably not but you need to make sure to protect yourself. If the family tries to re-initiate an...

  7. Suspended license but paid my ticket?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to go to the court where the ticket was filed and find out what violations you were charged with and how much you owe. If you don't know which court, then MVD has that information from your record. They will not release the suspension without information from the court that you have paid the fines in full. Were you also given a ticket for no insurance? If so, you may want to try to get that violation set aside by the court by showing them proof that you were insured at that time....

  8. Extradition from Minnesota to Arizona

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian G Di Pietro
    2. Kristen M Curry
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to contact an Arizona attorney immediately! An attorney here can arrange to get your case reset and have you voluntarily appear rather than be taken into custody and extradited. The court will also probably allow you to reside in Minnesota while the case is pending and your lack of any problems in the last 7 years will certainly work in your favor. Writing a letter to the governor will do you no good. You need to deal with this now through a lawyer because it's not going away. Feel...

  9. Will a Class 3 Misdemeanor, in Arizona, affect my I-130?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig S Orent
    2. Kristen M Curry
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Orent that consulting an immigration attorney is important. But also do NOT plead guilty at your arraignment. Enter a Not Guilty plea with the court then your case will be set for a pretrial conference. In many jurisdictions, the prosecutor will plead the charge down to a civil speeding ticket or sometimes allow defensive driving school. Good luck.

  10. Do I need to turn copies of emails over if I know they represent false statements?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen M Curry
    1 lawyer answer

    You have no liability for the actions of your father-in-law's sister or your husband's ex-girlfriend. Your husband was correct in not signing a letter or affidavit that he knew was false. If your husband's ex-girlfriend signs a letter that she knows is false, she may be in trouble for that in the future. If your father-in-laws sister is submitting letters/affidavits that she knows are false then she could also be an accomplice to perjury.