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Man faces multiple offenses, including car theft and DUI

When a person is arrested on drunk driving charges in Arizona, there are often other incidents involved in the situation that can raise the level of charges significantly, along with the possible consequences. If, for example, there was a car theft and an auto accident, the driver will be confronted with more substantial charges than he or she would if it was a simple drunk driving case. For people who are dealing with multiple offenses including DUI, it is imperative to have a sound strategy to achieve a comprehensive defense when seeking a reasonable resolution.

According to recent reports, a 26-year-old man was arrested on several charges after crashing a vehicle into a home. Law enforcement officials were called at around 9:30 p.m. after there was an accident reported. The investigation showed that the driver was in a vehicle that was just reported stolen. The vehicle, a 2006 gray Ford, reportedly belongs to the man's stepfather. The driver missed his turn and crashed into the home. It hit a 65-year-old woman who was sitting in the living room. She was taken to the hospital and her ribs were believed to have been broken. She is expected to survive.

What is the legal standard for domestic violence?

Conviction on domestic violence-related charges will have a dramatic impact on a person's personal and professional life. Understanding the law as to when a case is classified as domestic violence is an integral part of formulating a defense.

There can be a domestic violence arrest if the incident occurs between the victim and the defendant if they are married or are living or have lived in the same location. It can also be made if the couple shares a child or if one is pregnant by the other. It is not just a spousal or intimate relationship that can result in these charges if there are domestic violence allegations. If the parties are simply related by blood or court order in any way, there can be a charge of domestic violence.

5 ways to prevent your teenager from drinking

If you have teenagers, you probably spend a good amount of time worrying. More than likely, you worry about other drivers in Prescott Valley every time your children back out of the driveway. Are they going to be safe? Are they keeping their grades up in school? And the big one, are they avoiding peer pressure to take drugs or drink alcohol?

While there is no way to know for sure that your child is not giving in to the temptation to drink at parties, there are some things you can do that will reduce the likelihood. Here are a few ways to prevent underage drinking in your family.

Two Colorado residents arrested on drug offenses in Arizona

Being arrested for drug offenses is difficult enough, but if the arrest occurs in Arizona and those who are charged are from another state, it is critical to have legal advice from a lawyer based in Arizona. Since state law enforcement is vigilant about drugs and will conduct investigations into potential drug crimes, it is not unusual for there to be a traffic stop, a vehicle search and allegations related to drug sale and drug possession. While these charges can be difficult to defend against, there are viable avenues to deal with the charges. Having legal help from the start is vital.

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men on drug possession charges. An officer and a K9 unit stopped a 2008 Chrysler 300 as it drove slower than the speed limit on the interstate. When the search was conducted, the officer discovered black tar heroin and methamphetamine. The packages - .60 pounds of the heroin and more than two pounds of meth - were in shrink wrap and coated with a spice and grease. The men, from Colorado, are facing multiple charges related to drugs.

Drug offenses and forgery alleged against Arizona couple

For Arizona residents who are arrested on drug offenses, there are often other charges involved in the case as well. These can be in a completely different category of charges. Combined, the litany of allegations and penalties can result in serious consequences if there is a conviction.

According to recent reports, a 31-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were arrested on several charges related to drugs and forgery. The arrest was made when law enforcement officials were called to investigate reports that the woman offered drugs if someone would drive her to Prescott Valley. It was around 9 p.m. The woman allegedly provided a fake name. Law enforcement officials found out her real name. A witness informed law enforcement that the woman had offered ecstasy to get a ride. She did not allow law enforcement officials to look in her backpack even after they asked permission. Because she reportedly lied about her identity and had been legally detained, her bag was searched. Drugs, including marijuana, methamphetamine and pills were allegedly found. She also reportedly had drug paraphernalia. There were other warrants for her arrest unrelated to this incident.

Traffic stop leads to arrest for methamphetamine

For drivers in Prescott Valley, it is important to remember that law enforcement is intently seeking people who are violating the law. This can include those who are allegedly carrying significant amounts of drugs. Methamphetamine is a continuing problem in Arizona and across the nation. It is not unusual for there to be a traffic stop trying to find drivers who are violating the state's drug laws with methamphetamine. Even when there is a traffic stop and the officer makes an arrest for drugs, there remain viable strategies to craft a strong defense against the charges.

According to recent reports, two men were arrested after a traffic stop and now face drug charges. The incident occurred in the morning shortly after 10 a.m. The vehicle had California license plates. There were two men in the vehicle, ages 26 and 23. They did not have identification. The 26-year-old was driving and officers asked him for permission to conduct a search of the vehicle. He said yes. In the vehicle, they reportedly found crystal residue. The vehicle was brought to police headquarters and bundles of what allegedly turned out to be methamphetamine were found. Overall, law enforcement officials found more than 50 pounds of it. The men were arrested on numerous charges, including two class 2 drug felonies and a class 6 felony for drugs.

Help with set asides in Arizona

When there is an arrest and a conviction in Prescott Valley and across Arizona, it is not simply the case itself that can have a negative impact on a person's life. There are other issues that can hinder a person long after he or she has paid the debt to society. Having a criminal record can prevent the person from getting certain jobs, being admitted to the school or the military and much more. People are frequently unaware that they have options to have a record clear of convictions so they will be judged on their merits rather than mistakes they might have made in the past.

A viable alternative for many people is to receive a "set aside." A set aside is an expungement. It clears the person's record. While the set aside does not eliminate the arrest from the person's record, it will simply say that there was no conviction. This is beneficial when the crime was low-level, like a traffic offense or a misdemeanor. It is even possible for people who have been convicted of certain felonies.

Understanding allegations of transmitting underage sexual images

In Arizona and across the U.S., teens are inundated with material that might not be suitable for them at their impressionable age. Peer pressure, not understanding the law and how they can be impacted by long-term consequences by one mistake can cause major problems in a juvenile's life. Sexting and other acts might not seem to be the basis for criminal charges to the juvenile, but if there are allegations of illegality with an underage person, it can be extensively problematic.

Using an electronic communication device unlawfully in this way is illegal. For those charged, it is imperative to have a strong defense from an attorney experienced on the juvenile law system. If a juvenile knowingly or intentionally uses any form of electronic communication device as a method for transmitting or displaying visual images of minors as part of sexual material, it is a legal violation. It is also illegal for the juvenile to possess these images that were transmitted via an electronic communication device.

Contributing to delinquency: A serious accusation

When minors make mistakes, it's understandable. They may not have much life experience with certain things, so it's normal to see a teenager or young adult make mistakes.

In some cases, adults, or at least those over 18, are helping persuade minors to commit acts of delinquency. When that happens, those individuals can be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. This charge can have a significant impact on your life, so you should do your best to defend yourself against the allegations.

When will drug offenses be labeled "serious" under Arizona law?

People who are unfamiliar with Arizona drug law might classify all offenses in the same general category. However, when there is an arrest, there is a significant difference between low-level offenses such as possessing a small amount of marijuana and serious offenses that can involve drug sale, drug trafficking and drug distribution in massive amounts. The sentencing for a conviction will also differ. For those who are arrested on drug offenses and labeled a serious drug offender, having a strong legal defense is critical.

A person who is at least 18-years-old or someone under 18 who was tried as an adult and received a conviction for serious drug offenses while there was an ongoing series of events related to drugs with it being a significant source of his or her income will face life imprisonment. There can be no suspended sentence. The person cannot be placed on probation. He or she cannot be pardoned. And there will be no release from incarceration until 25 years have been served or there was a commutation of the sentence.

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