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:
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.
Call (480) 833-8613 for Immediate Help
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