I own a very reputable contracting company based in Phoenix Arizona and I am registered with ROC. I have been registered with ROC since 2010 with no issues. Last week, November 15th 2019 I got a subpoena from Maricopa County Superior Court advising me I have been charged with 13-2310. Fraudulent schemes and artifices; classification; definition A. Any person who, pursuant to a scheme or artifice to defraud, knowingly obtains any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises or material omissions is guilty of a class 2 felony. In the subpoena it says verbatim "Acting in the capacity of a contractor within the meaning of this chapter without a license". I have no idea why, I didn't even win the contract that I had put a bid in for. I was under the understanding I fall under title 32, chapter 10 which is the contractors section of A.R.S. Then goes on to say charged with a class 2 Felony!!! I know this investigator is doing this just because he can. I have not hired an attorney yet because I don't know which to hire. Any help would be great, thank you.
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