Parents of Prescott Valley teens have to stay plugged into their kids' lives to ensure that they don't stray from the straight and narrow path into dangerous territory. But often parents are unaware of their offspring's illegal activities until they kids get arrested.
Certain minor drug crimes, such as marijuana possession, are increasingly being decriminalized in states across the nation. Arizona, however, still takes a hard stance against drug offenses, from mere possession to drug manufacturing and trafficking. It is important that those who are accused of drug crimes in Arizona take action to defend themselves.
Being accused of domestic violence is a serious situation in Arizona. Depending on the underlying crime, domestic violence could be considered a felony. Felony charges can have a serious impact on a person's life. Therefore, it is important to understand all the elements of a domestic violence charge when formulating a defense, including who can be the victim of domestic violence.
When one has a criminal record, life can be very difficult. Upon release from prison, a criminal record may affect a person's ability to find a job, obtain housing and more. However, per Arizona Statutes section 13-907, with some exceptions for certain crimes, when a person convicted of a crime fulfills their probation or sentence, and receives a discharge, they may request from the judge who pronounced the probation or sentence to have their judgment of guilt "set aside."
Sometimes a teenager unintentionally bends the rules without truly understand that what they are doing is illegal. Moreover, teenagers are at a stage where they will start experimenting sexually. The combination of these two things, however, could lead to charges of sex crimes against a teenager.
There is no denying that domestic violence and other forms of abuse ruin lives and disrupt families. But there is another side of the domestic violence coin that can also be quite damaging — false allegations of abuse.