April 2022

April 28, 2022

Dangerous Crimes in Arizona Have Serious Legal Consequences

Arizona increases punishments for crimes that endanger other people. State statutes classify these offenses as dangerous crimes; this includes any offense that involves using, or threatening to use, a dangerous weapon or instrument. Even if the perpetrator doesn’t use any type of object, an offense can still qualify for this classification if the offender intentionally causes serious physical harm to another person. Legal Consequences of Dangerous Crimes If a criminal offense qualifies as a dangerous crime, Arizona law extends the presumptive sentence for the crime, without priors, 1.25 to 5.5 years. This penalty is in addition to the sentence for […]
April 20, 2022

Can Drug Charges Affect Financial Aid?

Even as some drug use (mostly cannabis) becomes more acceptable in society at large, serious consequences still loom large for those convicted of a drug crime. Even if you avoid prison time, having a drug conviction on your record can inhibit your ability to make a better future for yourself. This is true in many facets of life, including qualifying for financial aid and funding your education. Pell Grants and Federal Loans Even if you were convicted of this drug offence, you are not automatically ineligible to receive a Pell grant. There is, however, a period of ineligibility for federal […]
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