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How can I reduce a charge of criminal class 2 misdemeanor for littering (a cigarette) so it doesn't stay on my criminal record?

Phoenix, AZ |

I have been cited with Statute 18-6A in Scottsdale, Arizona for littering a cigarette. I wanted to pay the fine but didn't know that's its a criminal offence and will stay on my record (I have no prior convictions or arrests). I plead not guilty. I met with prosecutor and asked for community service and pay the fine but he declined that. I asked if I can get "probation before judgment" and he said he doesn't know what's that. I am schedule to appear in court again tomorrow and don't know what to do or what to ask for so this does not go on to my criminal record.

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You need to hire an attorney. They can usually negotiate you a better disposition.

Anthony Muhlenkamp - 314-725-7777;, Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, P.C. Feel free to call or email me for a free consultation. However, please be advised that answering questions on this webpage is done to provide general information only and that by responding to a question we have not established an attorney client relationship. In order to establish such a relationship we would need to meet in person and go over more details of your case. Thank you.

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