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  • HOW MUCH TROUBLE AM I IN I GOT NO PAPERS AFTER BEING BROUGHT HOME AFTER ARREST PLEASE ADVISE. ALSO I RETURNED WHAT I TOK WITNES

    your dogs he has temp costody cant live with me , in apt, the we were married 29 years he abandon myself and our 3 special needs boys, they are 26 autisum and aspergers, greg is 21 behavior trouble, chris was born with failure to thrive and lau...

    Jeremy’s Answer

    I have a lot of questions from what you posted. I'm not sure I clearly understand the entire situtation, but it looks like a burglary of a residential structure. It looks like there are a number of mitigating factors and potential defenses that might arise out of a situation like the one you described. I would encourage you to sit down with a lawyer and go through the facts so that you know clearly where you stand.

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  • Im on probation in ca,and came to az to visit my mom,got in a accident and was cited for susp.of dui.how long to know what will

    happen to me.will i do jail time in az or ca? moms car was totalled.minor injurys on both parties.speed limit was 45.i was going 70!! im screwed ugh!24yrs

    Jeremy’s Answer

    A DUI accident can easily be turned into a felony aggravated assault with a vehicle. If your privilege to drive was suspended or restricted in any way you could also be facing a felony DUI. Obviously, you need to consult with a lawyer asap. I haven't seen a case that didn't have some light at the end of the tunnel. I'm confident you can get through it - you're in a tough spot, but there is help available.

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  • I was charged with a class 5 felony for theft. This is my first offense. Will i go to jail? The amount was $3,267.

    What will i have to do to not go to jail?

    Jeremy’s Answer

    When charged with a felony, jail is always an immediate concern. A class 5 felony carries a presumptive sentence of 1.5 years prison; however, probation is available. As a condition of probation the court court order up to 1 year in the county jail. A class 5 felony for theft is a serious charge and the punishment will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding the theft. There is a lot more at play than the type of charge and the amount alleged to have been stolen.

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  • My husband has a class 6 felony discharge of a firearm within city limits in 2006.

    He has already done his time served along with his probation. We would like to know what are the next steps to dropping his felony to a misdemeanor. That way he could get an apt lease with him on it too. Thank you.

    Jeremy’s Answer

    If a person enters a guilty plea to a class 6 undesignated offense, then there is an opporunity to have the court designate the offense a misdemeanor. This misdemeanor designation most often occurs after successful completion of probation. However, there are times when the court will designate the case a misdemeanor at the time of sentencing. After successful completion of probation on a first time felony offense, the person's rights should be restored automatically. These rights do not include the right to possess a firearm. That right must be applied for separately. If the case cannot be designated a misdemeanor, and even if it can, the person can motion the court to set aside the guilty plea/verdict thereby removing the conviction from the person's record.

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  • Do I have to report my class 6 Felony?

    I have a class 6 Felony from 10 years ago that was designated a class 1 Misdemeanor upon my release from probation (as a condition of my plea agreement, and yes I have a copy of the signed court order to prove it). What has been bothering me, is ...

    Jeremy’s Answer

    It really depends on the wording of the question on the application and on the reporting rules for the agency/company to which you are applying. You now have a misdemeanor criminal history; however, the question might ask, "have you ever been convicted of a felony?" Or the instructions might indicate that you are disclose any crime whether or not it was reduced, set aside or expunged.

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  • What happens after a second offense for DUI?

    My husband has been charged for DUI for the second time. What happens now. His first charges were dropped now what should we expect? Oh yea the officer also wasn't there when he happened to crash into a ditch. They came after he went into the ditc...

    Jeremy’s Answer

    What was the status of his license at the time he crashed into a ditch?

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  • In arizona will my misdemeanor go away when im 18?

    i have just turned 18 and i recieved a misdemeanor like 3 years ago for shop lifting. is the misdemeanor now taken off my record?

    Jeremy’s Answer

    Your juvenile record doesn't automatically disappear when you turn 18. You will need to file a motion for destruction of juvenile record. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

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  • What is the charge for escaping a courthouse after a Judge has placed me in custody?

    What kind of charge might I receive if I had gone into a city court to squash a warrant, the judge just previously (about 5 minutes earlier) approved two more warrants for my arrest, so thats for a total of three (3) warrants = $3000.00 total in ...

    Jeremy’s Answer

    Although the scenario you describe is best seen on TV, it rarely happens in real life because additional charges could be brought against someone who acts as you described. Even if you had to pay the bond or remain in custody until the case were resolved, it is better than hiding from the law for the rest of your life. If you hire an attorney, perhaps you could negotiate a deal that would allow you to come to court, resolve the cases, and not be taken into custody at all. You've described city court misdemeanors at worst - no reason to hide.

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  • Where can I get assistance w/ researching possible defense strategies for an active criminal case in AZ?

    My boyfriend's in Pima Co., AZ jail, has been assigned a public defender but hasn't gone to trial yet. Lawyers are overburdened with cases; we don't want a standard defense stragegy. We're looking to find resources (pro bono) we can use as indep...

    Jeremy’s Answer

    I don't know of too many organizations that offer pro bono defense. If you are looking for available defenses they can be found in the Arizona Revised Statutes. Most defense attorneys offer a free consultation if you want to check what you're being told with another attorney.

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  • My friend has 2 class 6 felonies, and class 4, he has a plea deal for 6months to 1.5 yr, what do you think his chances are?

    He already has 6 months in county jail back time. They said it was presumptive for him to sign for a year. what does that mean? His mitigating circumstances are- he is only 21 years old, committed the crimes while under the influence of drugs, his...

    Jeremy’s Answer

    If he doesn't have any prior felonies (and no other sentence enhancements alleged) and the plea doesn't stipulate to a time certain, then all things equal he can expect to receive the presumption sentence. I have posted a legal guide about mitigating circumstances which may help you understand whether or not he could receive a mitigated sentence.

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