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Kyle Green

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  • I wanted to know if it is the best to have an attorney review a "separation agreement" from my previous employer?

    I have been with a company for three years in upper management. I have received glowing reviews and positive feedback until last week when out of the blue, I was given a very subjective review and an offer to take a local position with less pay or...

    Kyle’s Answer

    The quick answer to this question is yes. It's always a good idea to have a binding agreement reviewed by an attorney.

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  • I was caught shoplifting a $10.50 necklace Claire's. I am over 18. They sent me a settlement letter asking for $260.10. Help?

    Should I pay? I have read a lot of posts on here saying not to. What will happen if I don't? A friend of mine said she didn't and they came after her for restitution, and her fines totaled about $700. I have a court date set for July 17th, and the...

    Kyle’s Answer

    Without seeing the letter, it's hard to give you a firm answer to your question. You likely are facing two different court cases here - one civil and one criminal. Arizona law permits a party to collect a fine of $250.00 plus the value of the items stolen against an individual who commits the shoplifting offense. This is a separate action from the charges of shoplifting. That seems to be where they are getting the figure of $260.10. Paying that amount will not absolve you of liability from the criminal case.

    Shoplifting is a class 1 misdemeanor. Therefore you are facing a maximum penalty of 3 years of probation, 6 months in jail, and a fine of $2500 plus surcharges. You also would be liable for restitution to any victim who suffered economic loss. The party cannot recover twice (i.e. through the civil proceeding as well as the criminal matter).

    Shoplifting is a serious offense so I would recommend contacting a lawyer to help you through the process.

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  • What does jury management conference mean with an ongoing criminal DUI case in Mesa Az

    Its a criminal dui case with the next appearence to be a jury management conference

    Kyle’s Answer

    A jury management conference is the court date where they determine if your case is going to go to trial. Sometimes it's also referred to as calendar call. In most circumstances, numerous cases are set to trial on the same day. The conference is used to rank the cases and see which case is going to be the first set for the trial date.

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  • How do I clear a matter up that I didn't know I was charged with five years ago?

    I was pulled over five years ago on my way to work after dropping my disabled mother off and my car was searched and one of my mom's travel pill containers with her noon dose of medication was on the passenger side of my vehicle. I was told by th...

    Kyle’s Answer

    In all likelihood you aren't going to have to sit in jail, unless you get stopped by the police. If you hire an attorney, your attorney can get the matter set on the court's docket and have the warrant quashed. At that point, you can go about defending the case and working with the prosecutor for a resolution.

    I have a client that had a similar situation to yours just a few weeks ago. We just got the case set on the appropriate judge's calendar and he was released on his own recognizance.

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  • My employer wont pay me my last pay check and is with holding it from me

    My employer wont pay me my last pay check and is with holding it from me

    Kyle’s Answer

    Employers are required to pay employees for completed work. If the amount that they owe you is less than $2500, you can report that to the labor board of the Industrial Commission and they can help you recover the money. If it's in excess of $2500, you can bring a lawsuit against the company for failure to pay wages. You could potentially recover trebel (three times) the amount of wages owed.

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  • I was recently let go from my employer. They refuse to pay me what they owe me. What can I do?

    i have talked to the previous employer numerous times with success. The latest they have told me was my check was lost in transit. I spoke to the post offimy to try and resolve the issues with them and they reported I had to deal with the compan...

    Kyle’s Answer

    Employers are required to pay employees for completed work. If the amount that they owe you is less than $2500, you can report that to the labor board of the Industrial Commission and they can help you recover the money. If it's in excess of $2500, you can bring a lawsuit against the company for failure to pay wages. You could potentially recover trebel (three times) the amount of wages owed.

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  • I have never had a license and it was suspended due to me not paying fines. In 2007 I got a DUI did 30 days, judge didn't order

    license suspension. In 2008 got another DUI but wasn't charged (or so I thought - state filed case under wrong name). In 2011 got another DUI and now being charged with 2 AGG DUI's for driving on suspended license and facing 8 months in prison. Is...

    Kyle’s Answer

    Arizona law does not require that your license be suspended for a DUI. If your license was suspended and then you got a DUI you can still be charged with aggravated DUI. Aggravated DUI can carry with it substantial prison time. It also includes a minimum penalty of 4 months in prison upon a conviction.

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  • How can I get my daughters shoplifting charge dropped?

    Shoplifted alcohol at 17yrs. Charged her this year at 18yrs. 2 charges. Shoplifting and alcohol to sell?? Does not quaily for diversion program

    Kyle’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague that you definitely need an attorney to help you with this matter. There are numerous ways to challenge the States evidence in a case such as this - including how the evidence was gathered, statements made by your daughter, and the sufficiency of the evidence. A prosecutor probably isn't going to outright dismiss the case without a good reason.

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  • Arizona drug felony charges, I need some answers?

    Can you be verbally charged with drug felonies in the state of Arizona without arrest? Is any paperwork required? Can a police offer just tell you that you're being charged, and tell you you will be notified in the mail, and let you go? Are they...

    Kyle’s Answer

    This type of situation isn't all that uncommon. If the prosecutor's office believes that there is a reasonable liklihood of conviction on a case, they can file charges against you. Rather than issuing a warrant and arresting you to ensure that you show up at court, they have asked the court to issue a summons. The summons is a legal court document. If you fail to appear at the time and date listed on the summons, a warrant for your arrest could be issued. For felony matters, the state has up to 7 years to decide whether to bring chargest against you. It sounds like they made the decision that they have enough evidence to charge you with these crimes. These are serious charges and could have serious consequences. You should not take them lightly.

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  • Former employer won't pay me

    I left my job with my former employer due to some ethical issues I was not willing to overlook. I had a heated conversation with the owners son - all in text and I kept it. I had asked him during the time I could actually have a conversation with ...

    Kyle’s Answer

    If the amount of pay is less than $2500, you can report his non-payment violation to the labor board of the industrial commission. The labor board with conduct an investigation and attempt to collect the wages on your behalf.

    If the amount exceeds $2500, you can find a lawyer who is willing to bring a lawsuit on your behalf to recover the amounts owed. Arizona law may allow for treble (3 times the amount owed) damages to be awarded to you if certain requirements are met.

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