17 is the maximum age for juvenile court in Arizona, but there are certain crimes that allow the prosecutor to charge a juvenile as an adult automatically. Juveniles between the ages of 14-17 may be subject to answer charges in adult courts for certain violent felony offenses or sexual misconduct. Even though the term “juvenile” usually applies to children under the age of 18, this does not automatically exclude a juvenile from adult court. In general, juveniles 14 and under will usually face juvenile proceedings and will not be subject to adult court jurisdiction. Have additional questions about the juvenile
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If you are a parent and your child has been charged with theft or shoplifting in Phoenix, you are probably concerned about your child’s future. A shoplifting conviction can result in jail time, fines, restitution and even a criminal record for a juvenile. In addition, any type of theft conviction can have a negative impact on your child’s future when they go to apply for college or a job. If your child is under investigation for shoplifting or any other type of theft in Phoenix, an Arizona juvenile criminal defense attorney can be a great ally. With an AZ juvenile
Some states have different laws surrounding DUI and DWI charges however Arizona is not one of them. In Arizona, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) have the exact same meaning. An individual can be guilty of drinking and driving, and may be charged with a DUI or DWI in Arizona, if their BAC is 0.08% or higher. BAC can be measured though a Breathalyzer test or a blood/urine sample. If you have been accused of driving under the influence in the greater Phoenix area, it is vital that you contact a DUI attorney in Arizona. Seeking
If you are underage and facing drinking and driving charges in Tempe, or anywhere else in the greater Phoenix area for that matter, it is critical that you contact a DUI attorney in Arizona immediately. A “minor DUI” refers to the Arizona law prohibiting underage drivers from diving with any blood alcohol content, or BAC, at all. For adult drivers in Arizona, a “traditional DUI” is charged for a BAC of 0.08% or higher. Most young people charged with a DUI have not completed their higher education or established their career, and may not understand the future complications that can
If you want to expunge a DUI in Arizona, you’ll need to file a motion to set aside the DUI. If granted this motion will actually remove the conviction from your record. You will no longer have a misdemeanor DUI on your record. Expunge and set aside are different terms under the law and sometimes are confused with one another. To learn more about DUI convictions and criminal record expungement, please visit my criminal defense attorney blog. Have additional questions about other types of criminal offenses in Arizona? Call (480) 818-9943 to schedule a free criminal law or DUI expungement consultation
In order to remove a DUI conviction from your record in Arizona, you need to prepare and file a motion to set aside the DUI. If you were under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, you may be able to entirely expunge the DUI off of your record. An attorney can help you walk through the steps to file a motion to set aside your DUI and defend any prosecutor opposition to the motion. When filing a motion to set aside, you want to let the court know about you, your past successes and future plans.
You can remove from your record a DUI conviction in Arizona. Some people call this expungement, but it is more properly called setting aside a conviction. True expungement, in other words completely removing the entire record, is reserved for juveniles and most crimes committed while under 18. If you have successfully completed DUI probation, fulfilled all financial obligations to the court, and have not been in too much trouble since the DUI, you ought to apply to have the DUI conviction removed from your record. Each case is unique. If you have a DUI conviction on your record and you
Failing to appear for court in Arizona, or missing a court appearance for DUI charges in Scottsdale, can result in serious consequences. When you miss a court appearance in AZ, the court typically issues a warrant for your arrest (also known as a bench warrant) at a minimum. Therefore, the most important action you can take if you have failed to appear in court for a DUI charge, is to contact an experienced DUI attorney in Arizona immediately to discuss your options. If you are facing DUI charges in Arizona, make sure that you don’t stand alone. Contact criminal defense
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