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  • Does NV recognize out-of-state tickets as "proper service?"

    I was set up by a speeding camera in Arizona a couple of weeks ago. I am a resident of NV and my car is registered in NV. I have a very uncomfortable feeling going along with this form of enforcement because, to me, it seems very obvious that it...

    Robert’s Answer

    Arizona law governs your question. In your case as you have described it, a civil traffic ticket/summons must be personally served to constitute valid service. If it is not, there is no legal force behind it and no legal obligation to abide by it. However, whether you do or don't is your decision. You should make that decision after consulting with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. There may other issues to consider before making the decision. If you respond to the court, you may be submitting yourself to the court's jurisdiction and may have waived the issue of improper service.

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  • Ticket from El Mirage or Dept of Public Safety?

    Traffic Ticket on Primrose and US 60 (Grand Ave) should the ticket be considered valid coming from El Mirage when US 60 is Hwy Dept and (ADOT) Dept of Public Safety should be giving the citation?

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes, it is considered valid because it is within the El Mirage city limits. The area is a nice little speed trap that makes some money for the city. There are ways to fight the ticket. The last one I handled was dismissed. However, each case is different and the same result can not be guaranteed. Your case may be worth looking into depending on your situation. An experienced attorney will need to speak with you to assess your case.

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  • What is the likely outcome of my case? Misdemeanor disturbing the peace, see details

    I was visiting Chandler, from California, to see family. Thanksgiving day I was denied from buying alcohol at a store in Chandler because the cashier stated I appeared already intoxicated. I disagreed. I did not engage in an argument with the cas...

    Robert’s Answer

    I disagree that your best scenario is diversion. Your best scenario is a dismissal. Further, there are two different types of diversions utilized by the Chandler prosecutors. What your outcome will be depends on a number of factors including all the facts, the officers involved, the store personnel, the prosecutor handling your case, and the judge hearing your case. You need to speak to an experienced attorney who knows the workings of the Chandler judicial arena.

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  • Are body rubs illegal in Phoenix, AZ?

    I have a friend who advertises on backpage and offers body rubs for $100. She is ONLY doing a body rub, NO happy ending, and she is fully clothed when doing these body rubs, however, her online ad is pretty provocative, with photos of her in skimp...

    Robert’s Answer

    It is illegal under city ordinances. One must have a massage license to perform massages for pay.

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  • A friend of mine was arrested after hitting a car, totaling his own car and tested as having a .820 test, spent night in jail.

    I am writing on behalf of my friend. He claims as he was turning left on Goldwater Blvd and had a blackout before he completed the turn. He has no memory of what happened (the accident or seeing any cars) and his blood was at .820. He has to appea...

    Robert’s Answer

    Your friend could be facing a very serious offense leading jail or prison time along with probation, fines, and substance abuse counseling. He needs to speak with an experienced attorney knowledgeable in DUI law and criminal law as the case may reach beyond just DUI issues. As there may be physical and medical issues, an attorney able to address those as well will be helpful. His blood alcohol concentration may not be valid or accurate whether a .820 (a fatal amount) or a .082. There are many factors affecting the alcohol concentration when there is an accident. Importantly, he needs legal advice quickly.

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  • I need a criminal lawyer in texas how should i find one who can help me to get out of my case?

    hi my self alex gonsalves i need ur legal advice sir i looking for a ;lawyer to drop my case .i was driving my friends car which was rented by him.he had a boom box full with marjuana in the car the cops pull over me for no reason n arrested me n ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Searching the internet is the easiest way to research an attorney, but it is not always the best or most accurate. You can also talk to some attorneys you may know and trust. Sometimes they may know an attorney or may be able to help find one for you. Which ever way you go, get more than one name. Try to get at least three. You can then call these attorneys an interview them regarding their credentials and experience. You may want to ask each attorney about the other. You can then do some additional research on the ones you choose. Also, you can look at reviews, but realize that even the best attorneys may have a negative review. Case circumstance vary greatly, even with the same charge. Most importantly, you need to be comfortable with your choice and the fee. You need to be able to trust your attorney. Good luck.

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  • How do I get a class that was court ordered removed, if I recommended it at the time of sentencing?

    Got a DV charge, with mandatory DV classes, judge asked if I had anything else I wanted to recommend for the case, I mentioned parenting classes. It got court ordered from that point. I'm trying to get the classes removed didn't know I hadto pay f...

    Robert’s Answer

    Your sentence may be modified by the judge, but you must bring it to the judge's attention by a motion. Often, you can walk in to the court and ask to see the judge. Most courts have certain days and times set aside for this so you may want to call ahead to see when you should go to the court. The court staff will pull your file and send you and it to the judge. At that time, you will be able to ask the judge for the changes you want. Be aware, however, the judge may require you to put your request in writing, called a written motion. Also, in most cases the State will have an option to respond in writing to your motion and, if it does, will get up to 15 days to do so. So, you may not get an immediate answer from the judge. In your case, as the classes were not mandatory, the judge has discretion to grant or deny your request. The circumstances and reasons why the judge should grant your request are very important and need to be properly presented to the judge. You will probably get one chance at convincing the judge to grant your request. That is why you should consult an experienced attorney. The attorney can give you guidance on how to present your request on your own or do it for you.

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  • A law enforcement officer told me that it was not a felony to have a fake ID only when you present the ID dos it then become a f

    A law enforcement officer told me that it was not a felony to have a fake ID only when you present the ID dos it then become a felony. He took the ID and later charged me with a f4 forgery. Can they use things i said even if their was no arrest made

    Robert’s Answer

    In most cases, an officer can talk to and question a person before an arrest and then use any statements by that person aainst that person in a criminal proceeding. Miranda safeguards only apply when the person is in custody and being questioned. However, without further knowing the facts, there is no definite answer to your question. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • In arizona is stalking considered a sex offense?

    Person charged with stalking and harassment against a minor. never made contact, stopped to check her out at a bus stop a few days in a week.. Ultimately a restraining order was served, the order was never violated and then was arrested. Prosecuti...

    Robert’s Answer

    Stalking may be considered a sex offense depending on the circumstances. This type of case requires a close review of all the facts. Without such a review, there is no way to advise the person whether to take the plea. The person needs an attorney as soon as possible to represent the person, investigate the case, and advise the person. Our firm is experienced in this area.

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