Charged with a Misdemeanor in AZ, but Live Out of State?

Lerner & Rowe Law Group
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Charged with a misdemeanor in the state of Arizona but reside in another state? You may be uncertain of who to contact and what to do next. Why? A misdemeanor charge during your visit to Arizona can have some particularly nasty repercussions. That is why you should seek assistance from an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney.

Your Options

Though you can plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge, it is not advisable. Another option is to ally with a criminal lawyer to help fight any charges. A skilled criminal defense attorney can reduce the charges and potential penalties or even lead to a dismissal.

A Matter of Jurisdiction

The state in which the alleged crime occurred is the state that has the power (jurisdiction) to make legal decisions. An offense can only be prosecuted in the state that has jurisdiction. However, this does not mean you have to stay in the state in which the alleged misdemeanor crime occurred until it is resolved. So what does this mean for you?

Do not Obtain Legal Assistance in Your Home State

Charged with a misdemeanor in Arizona? You may be tempted to contact a local attorney in your home state for advice; doing so is a mistake. Since the alleged crime took place in Arizona, it is subject to Arizona law. This means that it is within your best interest to work with an accomplished Arizona criminal attorney who understands the idiosyncrasies of Arizona law and who can represent you in Arizona courts.

At Lerner and Rowe Law Group, our Arizona criminal defense attorneys have full knowledge of the state’s unique legal proceedings. This know-how gives us an advantage when dealing with state courts, judges, laws and so on. Furthermore, our Arizona criminal attorneys can quickly and easily represent you at hearings, trials and other court appearances so you don’t have to travel hundreds of miles and miss time at work to tend to this legal matter.

An Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Can Appear on Your Behalf

In most instances a criminal defense lawyer can advocate on your behalf and represent you against a misdemeanor charge without out you being present. This is true for the initial court appearance as well as subsequent appearances required to resolve the matter.

Accused of a Crime? Our Criminal Defense Attorneys are on Your Side

Charged with a misdemeanor or accused of a crime in Arizona? You need a savvy local criminal attorney in your corner. The quality of your legal representation can make the difference between emerging from this legal matter without penalty and spending time in jail, paying a fine and missing time at work.

Contact our experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyers for a FREE consultation today. We offer affordable payment plans. Our legal team is  available 24/7 to take your call at 602-667-7777.