In Arizona it seems like orders of protection are granted fairly easily because most judges want to err on the side of caution. The judge will, however, ask specifics of the person seeking the injunction or protective order.
Archive for November, 2010
Typically, law enforcement will find a basis other than being intoxicated to arrest someone who is drunk in public. Some offenses may include disorderly conduct and trespass.
There are a lot of rumors floating around the jail about reduced sentences, early release, etc. The basic rule is that your friend will serve 85% of his/her sentence and then be released on parole for the remainder of the time.
There are ways to research the case and appear in court and have the warrant quashed.
A juvenile record doesn’t automatically disappear when you turn 18. You will need to file a motion for destruction of juvenile record.
In Arizona, true expungement, with some statutory restrictions, is available for most crimes committed while the person is under 18 years of age. If the crime was committed as an adult, then the person would need to successfully complete probation and file a motion to set aside the judgment.
In Arizona the state (or prosecutor) will almost always offer a plea agreement to allow the defendant to admit guilty to some type of offense and guarantee the punishment in writing. Unfortunately, there is no right to a plea agreement.
A bar room fight that resulted in a broken nose can be charged as an aggravated assault instead of a misdemeanor assault or disorderly conduct.
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