Shoplifting in Arizona is typically charged as a class one misdemeanor. As with other crimes in Arizona, there is no mandatory reporting to spouse or parents. However, a simple public records search would reveal the charge in most jurisdictions. There are many possible ramifications of being charged or convicted of a crime in Arizona – both inside and outside of the criminal justice system. Criminal convictions can affect your ability to teach in a school, obtain a loan, rent an apartment, or get the job you want to name a few. For more information about shoplifting charges in Arizona, contact
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Prescription fraud is a drug crime that includes the usage of phony or forged prescriptions and/or attempts to have legitimate prescriptions filled at numerous pharmacies. Arizona prescription fraud convictions can carry serious legal consequences, including long-term jail and prison sentences, steep fines, probation, mandatory drug treatment, community service, driver’s license suspension and a blemished permanent record. In an Arizona prescription fraud case, the prosecution may try to prove that there was intent beyond an addition to commit the crime. Therefore, if you are charged with prescription fraud as a result of an addiction, you should contact an experienced criminal defense
Typically, Arizona is more lenient with juveniles than adults when it comes to punishment for crimes. Minors convicted of crimes are often given an opportunity for rehabilitation instead of jail. However, minors with a criminal record or those convicted of serious felonies, such as murder or rape, can be punished severely. It is possible for a minor to be tried as an adult and given the stiffest penalty possible if they have a past record. Serious juvenile crimes can be punishable by fines, jail sentences and/or time in a juvenile detention facility. Although an important part of Arizona’s philosophy centers
Ordinary robbery and armed robbery are both serious theft crimes. Someone commits ordinary robbery when they use violence or the threat of violence to take property from another person. When a weapon is used to commit the robbery, the state of Arizona then elevates an ordinary robbery charge to an armed robbery charge. Armed robberies are usually punished more severely than most theft crimes because in addition to the use of a weapon, they are also a victim’s crime. Therefore, those who commit an armed robbery generally confront their victims personally and take the property by means of aggressive force.
If you have been accused of armed robbery in Arizona you should contact an east valley armed robbery attorney immediately, as this can be a very serious charge. Arizona defendants accused of committing armed robbery can face very serious consequences. In Arizona, armed robbery is considered to be a felony charge that almost always carries jail or prison time. It is also important to remember that you can protect your rights by remaining silent and consulting with a JacksonWhite criminal defense attorney before making any statements to law enforcement officers if you are facing armed robbery charges. An experienced criminal defense attorney
Excessive speed or criminal speed in Arizona is a class 3 misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and up to a $500 fine. Speeding can become a crime under a couple of circumstances: Exceeding 85mph anywhere in this state can get you a criminal speeding ticket, Exceeding 35mph approaching a school crossing, and Exceeding the posted speed limit by 20mph in a business or residential district or if no speed is posted exceeding 45mph. If you are found guilty, the MVD will also be glad to add 3 points against your license and perhaps send you to
It is possible for a DUI case to result in a plea agreement, especially if you have an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side. An attorney can attempt to negotiate for alternatives to jail time with the prosecution. Some alternatives in certain circumstance and jurisdictions may include: Work release (May leave jail to go to work but must return to the jail at night). Work furlough (Allows you to keep your job and go to work during the day but with much stricter restrictions than work release). Home arrest (Involves wearing an ankle bracelet that will alert authorities if perimeter is
There is a common misconception that you have a right to hear the Miranda warnings anytime you are questioned or arrested by law enforcement. Miranda warnings are not a right, but a safeguard for you so that a future judge can determine whether or not your statements were voluntary. Here’s how it works: If an officer fails to read to you your Miranda rights, then your statements to him may be considered involuntary and inadmissible during your trial. A common tactic among officers is to begin questioning you without reading the Miranda warning which would remind you not to speak
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