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The Arizona MVD and DUIs
Interviewer: How does the MVD comes into play with all of this? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: There is the “Admin Per Se” component. Under A.R.S. 28-1385, if you are arrested for DUI and subjected to alcohol testing and your alcohol content is above a .08, you will be subject to a ninety (90) day...Read More
Scratching a Case Does Not Mean the Case Has Been Dismissed
Interviewer: What does the term “scratching” mean? Is it a legal term? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: When a person has a felony case pending, it’s going to be assigned a pre-file number. It would say something like “PF 2013” or “2014,” “104369.” That would be a pre-file. A lot of pe...Read More
Northeast Regional Court Center
The Northeast Regional Court Center / Northeast Regional Court Center is where all Misdemeanor and Civil Offenses are overseen that 1) occur within the city limits of Northeast Regional Court Center, Arizona; and 2) involve Northeast Regional Court Police Officers. The Northeast Regional Court Cente...Read More
Multiple Misdemeanor Convictions
What about for second-time offenders? Is there any difference in the way that’s handled as far as misdemeanors go? Multiple DUIs within 84 Months Are Subject to Different Sentences upon Conviction AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Yes, there is and there are differences in the sentences. With DUIs, if ...Read More
If It Is Decided to Take the Case To Trial, How Much Time Does the Attorney Have to Prepare a Defense?
Interviewer: There is a decision to go to trial. Then the trial date is determined. How much time usually does the attorney have to prepare at that point? The Time from Discovery to Trial in a Misdemeanor Case Is Shorter than in a Felony Case AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: It can range from case [&hel...Read More
How Is It Possible to Have Drug-Related Cases Dismissed?
Interviewer: What are some ways that a case can get dismissed? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: There are several ways drug related offenses can get dismissed. Some of these are unreasonable search and seizure, the drugs belonged to someone else, faulty crime lab analysis, drugs were planted, entrapment...Read More
How Is a Charge Filed?
Interviewer: What it takes to prepare for and have a successful trial and how you make the decision as to whether or not to go to trial? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: The process starts off with formal charging. If a prosecutor believes that law enforcement’s report does have sufficient evidence to...Read More
How Does An Attorney Use Their Time on a Criminal Case?
The problem isn’t with attorneys wasting time on a case; it’s more common for clients to waste it. Clients often ask the same question over and over, even if the attorney has answered it and explained the same thing multiple times. Obviously there is a learning curve; clients don’t know the pr...Read More
How Do You Know If You Are under Criminal Investigation?
Interviewer: If someone hasn’t been arrested, what are the ways that they know they might be under investigation? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Most often, officer will start asking questions such as have you had anything to drink tonight? Do you have anything in your vehicle? If they smell marijua...Read More
Going to Trial: A Preliminary Hearing
Interviewer: If they cannot agree to a plea during the status conference, it will go into a trial level. Is that right? AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Yes. In between that trial level, there can be a preliminary hearing. That’s to determine whether the defendant should face charges alleged in the co...Read More