Facing a DUI in Phoenix AZ? Here are three main elements that are usually involved in a Phoenix AZ DUI charge.
Archive for September, 2011
Arizona law generally protects you from having to answer a question or consent to a search from a police officer if you have done nothing wrong. However, it is important that you understand your rights, so you know what to do if a police officer stops you and asks you questions in Phoenix AZ!
Why You Need a Criminal Attorney if You’re Facing Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Phoenix12 September 2011 by jacksonwhite | Criminal Defense Law, Criminal Law, Drug Cases, Drug Paraphernalia | No Comments
In Arizona’s criminal justice system, possession of drug paraphernalia can either be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. You will likely be charged with a class 6 felony if your charge is processed through the county court system. On the other hand, if your case is processed in a municipal court, your charge will likely be a misdemeanor. Either way, a conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia will remain on your criminal record until you motion the court to set it aside. A criminal defense attorney can assist you in filing the motion and walk you through the entire process, from
The Difference Between Simple Drug Possession Charges and Possession of Drugs for Sale Charges in Arizona9 September 2011 by jacksonwhite | Criminal Defense Law, Criminal Law, Drug Cases, Possession of Drugs, Possession of Drugs for Sale | No Comments
There is a big difference between simple drug possession charges and possession of drugs for sale charges in Arizona. First of all, keep in mind that officers also look for any “indicia of sale”, or paraphernalia, when they perform a search. Other types of indicia of sale can include things like baggies, pipes, scales, rolling papers, and basically anything else that might suggest possession of drugs. Therefore, the quantity of drugs seized and any additional paraphernalia found in your possession, will almost always impact whether or not you are charged with simple possession, or the more serious possession for sale.
When an person finds themselves faced with charges for possession of drugs for sale in Phoenix, Arizona, they may feel overwhelmed by the potentially serious consequences that they could face if convicted – and rightfully so. Should you be unsuccessful in defending your case, it is very possible that you could see a lot of jail time and/or prison time as well. Although the MVD does have a broad discretion over your drivers’ license, they do not usually suspend a person’s license for a simple possession charge. In the end, if you are convicted of possession for sale, you will
When a person has been arrested for a DUI in Phoenix, AZ, and their blood alcohol was under a .08, there must be a detailed review of the evidence and circumstances surrounding the initial stop. In some cases, it is possible to get a judge to reduce the charge to reckless driving or even a civil citation. However, in order to know for sure, it is best to consult with a DUI attorney from JacksonWhite who can assess your particular case in relation to Arizona DUI law. In addition, it is also important that you contact an attorney as soon
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