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Call Now to Have Your Marijuana Conviction Expunged

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Jul 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Recreational marijuana use became legal in Arizona when voters passed Proposition 207 in November, 2020.  Aside from permitting individuals to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, Proposition 207 also offers very important benefits to people who have previously been convicted of possession marijuana.  Specifically, individuals who were convicted of felony or misdemeanor offenses in Arizona involving possession of marijuana for personal use can now apply to have their convictions expunged.

What is an Expungement?

Undoubtedly, any criminal conviction can have harmful effects upon your future.  Specifically, both misdemeanor and felony convictions can be considered by potential employers, landlords or lending institutions.  Moreover, felony convictions can result in the loss of professional licenses as well as important civil rights such as the right to vote or possess a firearm.

Expungements operate in a manner which completely erases a mark on your criminal record.  Any record of the conviction is sealed and removed from your state or federal criminal history.  An expungement allows you to answer "no" if you are asked about being previously convicted of a criminal offense.  Additionally, expungement of your criminal conviction will provide you with fair access to housing, jobs and credit,  will restore your civil rights and have the ability to obtain professional and occupational licenses.  Currently, the only criminal convictions which qualify for expungement in Arizona are those that involve possession of marijuana for personal use.

Who is Eligible for Expungement?

Under Proposition 207, individuals convicted a marijuana offense can apply for expungement if the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The conviction must involve the personal possession of not greater than two and a half ounces of marijuana 
  2. The person could not have possessed more than twelve and a half grams of marijuana concentrate
  3. The person could not have possessed more than six marijuana plants

Additionally, convictions related to the possession of drug paraphernalia used to possess, transport, cultivate or consume marijuana may also be expunged.  

Call (480) 833-8613 to Have Your Marijuana Conviction Expunged 

People with convictions for low level marijuana possession offenses should immediately pursue an expungement.  Undoubtedly, an experienced criminal defense attorney could be of invaluable assistance in expediting this process and having your marijuana conviction sealed.  Attorney, Raymond Kimble has practiced criminal defense throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties for over twenty years and is available to assist in having your marijuana conviction expunged.     

 

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Raymond Kimble

About Raymond Kimble Attorney Raymond Kimble has built his law practice on the philosophy that each client deserves consistent individual attention. Ray realizes that being charged with a DUI or criminal offense is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. A DUI, felony or misdemeanor arrest can involve prison or jail time, probation, huge fines and a criminal record. Consequently, people who face DUI, felony or misdemeanor charges in Arizona are placed at risk of losing employment or being barred from future job opportunities. Ray works to lessen his client's anxiety by ensuring that they have direct access to him at all times and can reach him by e-mail, cell phone or text during normal business hours as well as nights or weekends if they have a pressing question or concern. Raymond Kimble is a dedicated DUI and criminal defense lawyer who has built a reputation of working tirelessly to protect his client's constitutional rights, their future and liberty. Ray strives to provide the strongest defense possible for each client despite the obstacles they may face. Put Experience to Work for You Raymond Kimble's twenty years of experience with respect to DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges extends well beyond law school where he graduated within the top ten percent of his class. Ray was a police officer for ten years prior to becoming an attorney. As a police officer, Ray was trained in both DUI and criminal investigation and his personal involvement in criminal cases while a police officer certainly gives him a unique perspective when reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and challenging physical evidence. Ray often identifies legal issues or mistakes made by police during an investigation through his own personal experience as a patrol officer. In addition to his police experience, Raymond Kimble worked as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI, felony and misdemeanor crimes. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Ray conducted a number of jury trials and hearings related to the admissibility of evidence. Through his involvement with these cases as a prosecutor, Ray learned how to properly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of a DUI, misdemeanor or felony charge and became skilled in jury selection, argument, and the direct and cross examination of both civilian witnesses, experts and police officers. Of course, Raymond Kimble's expertise extends beyond his experience as a police officer and prosecutor. Specifically, Ray has successfully represented thousands of people during the last fifteen years throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. To best serve his Clients, Raymond remains current on changes in the law as well as police tactics by regularly attending seminars focused on defending criminal charges and reading the latest articles and books related to DUI and criminal defense. Ray also regularly writes criminal defense blogs and posts so that people faced with a criminal charge are better informed about their rights.

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