Felony convictions in Arizona are subject to certain sentencing guidelines. Some of these are fairly easy to understand, but others are a bit more complex. If you are facing criminal charges and need to find out about what sentence you are facing, consulting the sentencing chart or finding out the answers to your questions from someone who understands the charts can help.
Being branded as a felon is something that can haunt you for the rest of your life. Even if the felony wasn't a violent one, you will still be branded. In fact, the felon label can make it hard for you to find a job or get housing. You might not be able to own a gun if you are a felon. Holding a public office might not be possible. All of this is true even years or decades after the conviction.
Voters in Arizona opted to reject allowing marijuana in the state for recreational use. This means that you still can't possess, sell or cultivate marijuana unless you are doing so in compliance with the medical marijuana law. If you are charged with a recreational marijuana crime, you are facing a felony charge. Even having marijuana paraphernalia is a Class 6 felony.
Three men from Albuquerque, New Mexico, were pulled over by police in Arizona, right near Payson. At first, police say it was just a normal traffic stop. The Arizona Department of Public Safety has said they just committed standard traffic violations.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the hassle of ignition interlock devices. While these devices do serve an important role in preventing drunk driving, they still place a burden on the people who have to use them. We know that you don't want a drunk driving charge to impact your entire life. While we can't make the charge just disappear, we can work to get your defense together so you can fight the charge.