Have You Been Arrested While Visiting Arizona From Another State?

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

With several major events planned in the greater Phoenix area during February along with the beginning of Spring Baseball Training, thousands of people are expected to visit Arizona this winter.  To ensure everyone is safe and enjoys their stay, police will certainly increase enforcement efforts aimed at detecting people who may be violating the law.

Undoubtedly, most of the crimes police aim their enforcement efforts on will be "quality of life" type offenses.  Many people who visit Phenix, Scottsdale and cities of the East and West Valley find themselves charged with such crimes including:

     1. DUI - Driving While Impaired By Drugs or Alcohol

     2. Disorderly Conduct

     3. Drug Possession or Sales 

     4. Prostitution Related Offenses

Unfortunately, the State of Arizona treats all felony and misdemeanors crimes very seriously.  Misdemeanors are punishable by up to six months in jail, fines totaling $2,500 and probation.  There are also specific mandatory minimum penalties imposed on individuals convicted of DUI in Arizona which include jail, fines and fees, alcohol classes, suspension of your drivers license and a mandatory ignition interlock on your vehicle.  Felony convictions would result in the imposition of a prison term, supervised probation and very significant monetary penalties.

Arrested While Visiting Arizona?

If you live out of state and have been arrested while visiting Arizona, do not simply return home and ignore the charges.  Although some people are booked and detained in jail pending the outcome of their case, a great majority are handed a summons and ordered to appear in court on a later date.  If you fail to appear as required, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.  This could result in additional charges as well as a suspension of your drivers license and more fines and fees.

Should You Hire An Attorney?

Just like residents of Arizona, you should immediately hire an attorney who practices criminal defense if you live out of state and are arrested here.  An experienced criminal defense lawyer can likely save you from having to make multiple trips to Arizona for court and can guide you through the process in order to obtain the most favorable result possible.  On many occasions, an attorney can help you avoid having a permanent conviction on your record and save you from serving jail time or being placed on probation.


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Attorney Raymond Kimble is a former police officer and felony prosecutor and  has successfully represented hundreds of individuals throughout Arizona over the last twenty years who have been accused of DUI, Prostitution, Disorderly Conduct, Drug Crimes and many other offenses. If you have been arrested in Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale , Glendale or any other city within Maricopa or Pinal County,  it is vital that you contact a highly skilled criminal lawyer immediately. Attorney Raymond Kimble will recognize available defenses, prepare a solid defense, challenge the prosecution's evidence and do everything in his power to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges

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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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