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  • If I have a felony warrant in Georgia, and I moved to Arizona. Will I get extradited back to Georgia I get incarcerated in Ariz

    If I have a felony warrant in Georgia, and I moved to Arizona. Will I get extradited back to Georgia I get incarcerated in Arizona?

    Howard’s Answer

    Please contact George McCranie. He has offices in Douglas and Valdosta. 877 976 8220 You do need to have Georgia counsel answer this question.

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  • What to do in a divorce where Domestic Violence occurred?

    I was a victim of domestic violence in my marriage and as a result I left and have been residing with my Son's, I need to know what my rights are and where I stand? I have filed for my divorce and he is fighting me every step of the way. I just ne...

    Howard’s Answer

    This is not a criminal issue. Please repost your concern with the family attorneys

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  • Has Arizona passed a new law (2016) for sentencing reform?

    I heard that nonviolent inmates are now eligible to serve 65% instead of 85%. I can't find anything online regarding this. If this is true, how soon will they start releasing prisoners?

    Howard’s Answer

    I have been practicing criminal law since 1989 in Arizona. I have never heard of this

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  • What happen were my charges dropped or ??

    I got arested on july 3rd 10am seen a judge later at 8pm and i was told i wouldn't be release unless i was bounded out 10.000.00 so i was detained and scheduled for july 11th status hearing but july 7th came and i was suddenly release and no one ...

    Howard’s Answer

    When you originally arrested, the law requires you see a judge within 24 hours. That judge will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to hold you. They will set a bond, and set new court dates within 10 days of your arrest Once your case is in the system, the prosecutor has 48 hours to file a formal complaint. In your case, I am guessing they reviewed the paperwork they had, but either needed medical records to support the charges or have elected to send the case to the city prosecutor. In either case, your matter is not over, charges are likely. The only question will be in which court and for what formal charges; misdemeanor or felony. Please contact experienced Arizona counsel to help you decide your next steps.

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  • What does section code ARS 13-3613?

    I am the mother of 18 yrs old, he was given a ticket for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, because the girl he had relations with, told officer they had sex earlier that morning. She is 15 yrs. and he is 18 yrs, but weren't actually caug...

    Howard’s Answer

    If the story is a simple as you state, he is extremely fortunate to only being charged with a misdemeanor, non-sex crime. Hopefully the matter can be resolved with no conviction being formally entered on his record. HOWEVER, given the age difference, any sexual contact between an 18 and 15 year old is a felony. If the case were to be charged as a felony and he was subsequently to be convicted, he would be facing a felony record, incarceration, and registration as a sex offender.. Without getting into the entire definition, sexual contact in Arizona is generally defined as any direct or indirect touching of the genitals or breast. It is hard to imagine that did not happen given you statement of their relationship. So, your options are to pray the matter stays in the city court for a misdemeanor, non-sex crime. AND, consult with experienced counsel to hopefully prevent the matter from being dismissed and refiled as a felony. Remind your son to not speak to officers in any capacity and invoke his right to counsel immediately. He should not see the girl again and should not respond to any phone calls or other communication from her. He must assume that law enforcement will be looking at any correspondence he has had with her and assume that law enforcement will be listening in on any telephone conversations they may have. This is extremely serious, and I can only hope the picture you painted is as simple as you make it sound.

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  • I need a Vietnamese speaking lawyer for DUI

    i have an employee that got a DUI back in March. he was given the standard test and passed. then 2 breath tests that they said were not working correctly. he was taken to the station and given 2 more breath tests that showed nothing. they then tol...

    Howard’s Answer

    I have been defending cases in Arizona for 20+ years. I don't recall any attorney fluent in Vietnamese. The court will provide interpreter services. When I have clients that do not speak English, we either hire certified interpreter or have friends/family interpret for us. You have raised several issues that truly need to be discussed. Please work on finding experienced counsel. The interpreter issue can be dealt with.

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  • I received a DUI citation in January but before I even went to court the complaint was dismissed by the court.

    What does this mean? it does not say with or without prejudice. I will be moving out of the country for work in a month. Is there a way to see if charges will be filed?

    Howard’s Answer

    Assuming this case involved a blood draw, it is likely the case was dismissed and will be refiled if/when the blood results are provided to prosecutors. The State has one year from the date of offense to file charges for the misdemeanor DUI. Depending on how the case was originally processed, your driving privileges may have been suspended for 90 days. You need to check your status with DMV and pay any reinstatement fee. Finally, because you will be out of Arizona, it may be very wise to retain experienced counsel to help you determine the true status of your case, your status with DMV, and hopefully avoid any warrant from issuing.

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  • Will I face time? Never been arrested first time.

    Have had sex addiction for years. been going on social website sense 15 years old. always catching my self goin the website talking to girls. i am now 22 married and went on again No intentions to actually commit sexual acts just text. I set my c...

    Howard’s Answer

    Depending on the content of the exchanged messages, you may be facing several different felony charges. The charges you will likely face could require prison time and lifetime probation Contact experienced criminal defense counsel immediately.

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  • In Pinal County A Grand Jury Indictment issuing a bench warrant on a sealed case. And setting 50000. Bond how and why can this

    Took my son to court and new charges was brought against him and for a class 6 felony they put 50000 bond he is out on a 20000 bond on something else

    Howard’s Answer

    When one is originally detained, the judge at the initial appearance will set a bond on the charges for which he was arrested. Once arrested, the police will further the case to prosecutors to consider what, if any, formal charges will be brought. The prosecutor can change, amend, add or subtract from the charges for which he was arrested. It sounds as though the prosecutor added new charges. When that happens, the bond can be modified. To obtain specific answers, you need to have counsel actively involved in obtaining the discovery and speaking with the prosecutors. Please consider speaking with experienced counsel as soon as possible.

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  • Is a notice to appear legal without judges signature or stamp...and we received it not certified

    My stepson is being accused of touching his step sister in AZ they sent us a letter saying we needed to appear in court on June 8..we live in pa. The paperwork is not signed or stamped and it was not sent certified..is this legal? My stepsons fath...

    Howard’s Answer

    Normally, the court will attempt to send an informal notice about the need to appear in court. You can ignore the letter. However, if the court does not have a response, their only remedy at that time is to attempt legal service...sometimes by certified mail, sometimes by process server. Or, if they are unable to obtain legal service, they can issue a warrant. That warrant will be extraditable. Your question does not indicate the stepson's age. And, whether juvenile or adult, any sex crime, if convicted requires registration as a sex offender. And, most sex crimes require mandatory incarceration. You really need to consult with experienced counsel to determine your next, best steps to take in protecting your stepson.

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