May 23, 2022

Examining the Costs of a DUI

If a driver receives a DUI charge, the total costs may exceed several thousand dollars. In Arizona, the legal system often requires those convicted of this to pay a large fine, a public fund safety fee, an ignition interlock device, and a license reinstatement fee. And there are fees if the police officer impounds your vehicle. What are some of the Fines? The base court fine and surcharges could be almost $2000 and a DUI assessment of another $250. The fees do not stop there. The court imposes other mandatory fees.  There is the Arizona Department of Public Safety Equipment […]
May 11, 2022

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Arizona Record?

No matter where you live, being convicted for driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter. It can have profound and life-changing effects for everyone involved in the incident. But, for most people, a DUI is a result of an inadvertent lapse in judgment, not a long-term pattern of behavior. For that reason, it’s not unusual for someone with a DUI conviction to wonder how long it will stay on their record. It’s one of the most common DUI questions lawyers receive and the rules surrounding this subject vary from state to state. In some states, a DUI will […]
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 […]
March 28, 2022

Appealing a Criminal Case in Arizona

When a person in Arizona has been convicted of a crime, it doesn’t mean the battle to prove their innocence is over. There are still things that can be done to challenge a court’s decision. A successful criminal defence could involve using the criminal appeals process. A person’s criminal case can be reviewed one or more times during the appeal process. This only happens in Arizona when a person has been convicted of a crime. Any other type of verdict can’t be challenged and is considered to be final. During this time, omissions and errors that occurred during the criminal […]
March 17, 2022

How to Help Your Criminal Defense Attorney Win Your Case

The Arizona lawyer that you choose is one of the main factors that will affect the outcome of your case. However, you will have to do your part to help your attorney. You can do the following things to help your attorney. Choose the Right Attorney First and foremost, you need to choose the right attorney for your case. Criminal law can be difficult to understand. This is why you need to consider the following when looking for an attorney. Practice extensively in criminal law Responsive to the messages that you send Enthusiastic Has flexibility Do Not Say the Wrong […]
February 9, 2022

What are the Consequences of Driving on a Suspended License in Arizona?

Driving is considered a privilege and not a right. That is why you can lose your driving privileges for a variety of reasons. For example, if you are caught driving under the influence, if you do not pay court-ordered fines, reckless driving, automobile homicide, and felonies can all cause you to lose your license. If you are caught driving on a suspended license, then it is a good idea for you to call a criminal attorney. There are many negative consequences that can result if you are caught driving. Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License Driving on a suspended […]
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