On November 3rd, 2020, Arizona voters passed Arizona Proposition 207. This proposition decriminalized marijuana use and possession in the state of Arizona. This decriminalization leaves many with the question of “What does this mean for people who have been charged and convicted of marijuana related crimes prior to the legalization?” Below, you will find a couple of common questions people have after Prop 207 passed.
What Does Prop 207 Mean For Marijuana Convictions in Arizona?
Proposition 207 includes a new statute. (A.R.S. § 36-2862) This statute allows some people to petition courts to seal their marijuana related criminal records. You can have your records sealed if you were arrested, charged, convicted or acquitted on any of the following offenses:
How To Expunge a Marijuana Conviction in AZ
For those who wish to expunge a marijuana conviction in Arizona, you will need to file a petition with the court. To streamline this process, you will want to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you with the filing process. Once you have filed the petition, the court will provide the prosecuting agency 30 days to respond. If disputed, you may have to attend a hearing. Once the court grants your petition, it will issue a signed order stating that it has expunged all records of your arrest, charge, conviction, adjudication and sentence. Your civil rights will be restored and yoru records will be sealed.
If you need help with the process of expunging your marijuana charges in Arizona, contact us today for more information!
A black man was pulled over by Salt River Police Department while visiting from out of town. Despite showing no signs of impairment, the officers arrested him and charged him with DUI Drugs. We investigated the case heavily and interviewed every officer involved. Ultimately, a motion to suppress was filed and granted after an evidentiary hearing before a Judge.
Short Description: A man was charged with attacking a family with a knife. After reviewing the evidence, it was determined that the instrument used was not a knife at all. The Grand Jury had been misled, so we filed a motion challenging the grand jury presentation. The prosecutor, confronted with the truth, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time.
A man was out on a walk and was stopped by police because he was in the area of an attempted vehicle theft. The man maintained his innocence, but the owner of the truck identified him as the man he saw attempt to steal it. We worked tirelessly to prepare a defense and get the prosecution to see reason. The State wouldn’t budge, so the case went to trial. After a 4 day trial, the jury took approximately 10 minutes to return a Not Guilty verdict.
A client was charged with resist arrest after being targeted by police during the protests of Summer 2020. Our firm developed a strategy with activists and members of the media that led to a dismissal of out client’s case and, eventually, all cases connected to the political prosecution of the protesters. (Maybe link to some of the cases?)
A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over the cleaning of their apartment. The police were called after things escalated and the woman was arrested. The Mesa City Prosecutors originally wanted the woman to do jail time. After working the case and providing background information, we were able to get the prosecutor to allow the woman to complete classes in exchange for a dismissal.
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