I was sentenced a year of unsupervised probation, for criminal damage, i owe 500 dollars for it, and have payed some, i make very little money and have to pay rent so its hard. Im suppose to get off probation in July, and got arrested 3 nights ago for a MIC. i got released and got a court date for the new charge. I just got a new job and CANNOT lose it, and my uncles funeral is the day after my court date.. so im wondering what i can do to avoid jail time? am i facing jail time? im in scottsdale arizona. am i going to be sentenced at my court date coming up, or are they going to give me another court date for sentencing? they did breathalize me, a 0.27, and im completely guilty.
If you don't already have one you need to retain an attorney; that's the best way to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome. You won't be sentenced on your court date unless you plead guilty that day and agree to be sentenced the same day. Also, if you retain counsel you likely would not have to appear in court at that court appearance; your attorney will handle it.
You may be facing jail time. You may also be facing jail time on the probation violation. Contact an attorney.
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Hire an attorney. First, they may be able to go to court for you so you can attend the funeral. Second, they will best be able to try and minimize your exposure and try and protect your job.
Any comments offered are not intended as legal advice. This attorney does not know the specifics of the particular case sufficiently to offer legal advice. You should hire a lawyer who can evaluate the details of your specific situation before offering advice.
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