I got a citation for under aged drinking and I lost the citation given to me on the same night .
You can check the Arizona Supreme Court's case lookup feature, but be advised that some Courts aren't listed, and have their own, separate case lookup sites (like the Tempe Municipal Court).
Arizona Supreme Court case lookup: https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Tempe Municipal Court: https://courtfines.tempe.gov/tpc/See question
My friend and I were dove hunting on opening weekend on a legal county island off of 80th St and Warner Rd. We were using Google Earth on my cell phone to estimate the distance from the closest structure, but did not have a rangefinder. We had onl...
As you are probably already aware, a violation of Arizona Revised Statute section 17-309(A)(4) is a Class 2 misdemeanor offense and carries a possible jail sentence (4-months maximum).
Because the offense is criminal, it will be more complex than just paying a fine, if you don't want to end up with a criminal conviction on your record. The "typical" offer generally consists of a fine, but does not include jail time.
I've been able to secure diversion offers from prosecutors in these types of cases before, as I'm sure other of my experienced, Arizona-licensed colleagues have as well, but that is no guarantee that I, or my colleagues, would be able to do that for you in this case. A lot depends on the Court, the assigned prosecutor, the facts of your specific case, etc.
If avoiding a criminal conviction is important to you, I'd suggest contacting and hiring an experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney to represent you in this matter. Many such attorneys, including myself, offer free, initial, 30-minute consultations. You should strongly consider availing yourself of one or more of these.See question
I retained counsel @ 3 years ago when I discovered that warrants had been issued in OC. The attorney I retained has advised that I not return to OC until he has resolved the matters, yet my case has not moved forward and he has not filed motions I...
Please re-post in the California section of Avvo.com.See question
So I was leaving my friend's apartment with a beer in my hand. I was just steps out of the door when a bike cop rode past and saw me take a sip & throw the can away. He issued me an MIP but never breathalyzed me, though I did tell him I'd been dri...
If the prosecutors know about your Indiana DWI, you most likely will NOT be offered the standard, MIP diversion offer that is generally made to minors that don't have prior criminal convictions.
The prosecutors may try to load you up on alcohol classes, believing that you may have an alcohol problem, but I doubt you'd be facing jail.
Your best bet is to hire an experienced, Arizona-licensed criminal defense attorney who has practiced before the Tempe Municipal Court and is familiar with the prosecutors and judges there. Many such attorneys, including myself, offer free, initial 30-minute consultations. You should strongly consider availing yourself of one or more of these.See question
I am a CA resident who was driving through Gila Bend AZ on my way to Sun City at 8 PM. I was not driving fast as it was dark & I was actively looking for a speed limit sign. However I was pulled over & cited for speed/reasonable & prudent. The off...
Not true. You can always come back to Arizona and defend the case yourself.
Understand, this is a CIVIL proceeding, and the State's burden of proof, preponderance of the evidence, is lower than what would be required in a criminal case (proof beyond a reasonable doubt).
Also, you are going to a court that is, literally, in the middle of nowhere. The Justice of the Peace is NOT a former lawyer, a unique "feature" of Arizona law, and he most likely knows the citing officer on a first-name basis.
If you haven't been to a Defensive Driving School ("DDS") class in Arizona within the past calendar year, you're eligible for DDS. DDS costs about $200 and you are guaranteed a dismissal if you successfully complete the class. You can also do DDS on line.
You can fight the ticket if you wish, but there's a very good chance that you're not going to like the outcome. Your best bet might be DDS.See question
I received these text. Special Agent J.Jones F.B.I Sexcrime Unit...#3805 You are being charged with Solicitation of a Minor and Attempt Sexual Battery. Its imperative that you contact me back immediately if you want a chance to avoid pro...
It's a scam. You should forward the text to your local police department and/or the FBI.
Law enforcement agents don't send text messages to criminal suspects to offer them ways to avoid prosecution.See question
My husband was pulled over for a dui. In the past he had 2 other dui's. It looks like the prosecutor pulled all records that pertained to his Dui's from the past. they have filed 4 long form complaints on him. What is he facing when he goes to court?
Sounds like he's looking at an Aggravated DUI, as a Class 4 felony. If his driver's license was suspended at the time of the offense, I imagine 2 of the 4 long form complaint charges deal with him allegedly driving while impaired to the slightest degree and with a blood-alcohol content over .08 while his license was suspended, and the remaining 2 charges are related to this being his 3rd DUI in 7-years.
The MINIMUM sentence available to him under the law, if he's convicted, is 4-months in prison (not jail - no work release/furlough of any kind) as a term of probation, mandatory fines, alcohol classes, and a driver's license revocation.
With that being said, there may be issues in his case that an EXPERIENCED, Arizona-licensed DUI attorney can help him with that can avoid or mitigate the minimum sentence. Many such attorneys, including myself, offer free, initial, 30-minute consultations. Your husband should strongly consider availing himself of one or more of these.See question
I got a DUI and have a court date later this month....this is my first offense and completely out of character for me and need help in how to do the right things before I have my hearing
It's doubtful that any classes you take are going to "help" you with regard to your case.
With that being said, if you have an alcohol or substance abuse problem - GET HELP. The case is not the priority - your LIFE is.
If you are concerned about the best outcome on your DUI case, then hire an EXPERIENCED Arizona-licensed DUI attorney to represent you in both the criminal case, and the administrative case (your driver's license suspension). Many such attorneys, including myself, offer free, initial 30-minute consultations. You should strongly consider availing yourself of one or more of these.See question
This is my first offense and a one time error on my part....what can I do to help my plea?
The first question is: are you eligible for a Court-appointed attorney/public defender? The Court will have you fill out a detailed, financial questionnaire to gauge your ability to pay for an attorney - if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to your case (as you are facing MANDATORY jail time if you are convicted); if, on the other hand, you CAN afford an attorney, the Judge will tell you to go and hire one.
Unfortunately, prosecutors (and most Judges) don't care if this is your "first offense and a one time error," this is not Mayberry - and there is no kindly judge that is going to appear and tell you to go home and forget about it because you made a one time mistake. You will be confronted with a law-trained prosecutor, eager to score a conviction - whether that be by plea agreement or by conviction following a jury trial.
Your best bet is to call around and speak with EXPERIENCED, Arizona-licensed DUI attorneys. Many such attorneys, including myself and many of my colleagues here on Avvo.com that will be answering your question, offer free, initial 30-minute consultations - you should strongly consider availing yourself of one or more of these.
If you cannot afford an attorney, and you are appointed one, do not despair - most Court-appointed attorneys know the lay of the land very well at their courts, and will do the best that they can for you. HOWEVER, they are NOT appointed to represent you on the administrative side of your DUI (your driver's license suspension), whereas, most experienced, Arizona-licensed DUI attorneys that I know, WILL represent you on that aspect of the case, as part of their representation of you in the criminal case. Please be aware that you have a very limited time within which to challenge your license suspension (15-days from the date the suspension was served on you by the cop), so time is of the essence.See question
Not sure what your question is.
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