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Need Legal Help After Spring Break?

By:
Armando Nava

Hopefully, your spring break went off without a hitch. You traveled, had fun, enjoyed good company, and stayed reasonably safe. In a perfect world, you didn’t run afoul of the law during spring break. We don’t live in a perfect world. The good news is that facing civil or criminal charges doesn’t have to end your education and career goals.

Common Charges During Spring Break

Spring break activities can result in charges related to:

  • Alcohol, including DUI and alcohol use or possession by a minor
  • Drugs, including possession and DUI
  • Disorderly conduct and similar charges related to noisy or lewd behavior
  • Sexual assault and rape, often stemming from situations where one or both parties is under the influence
  • Violent crimes, often resulting from confrontations while one or both parties is under the influence

Why You Need a Defense Attorney

Depending on the charges, you can face serious consequences if convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. Prison sentences, jail time, heavy fines, counseling and community service, and probation are some of the possible sentences. For example,

  • For using a fake ID, you could lose your driver’s license, face jail time, and have to pay up to a $2500 fine.
  • For disturbing the peace with loud music, you could face up to 6 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.
  • A first time DUI requires a minimum of 24 hours in jail and up to 6 months, plus fines, a 90 to 360 day license suspension, and often community service or probation.

Felony charges should always be taken seriously. If convicted of a felony, you lose your right to vote, lose scholarships and financial aid, and/or lose out on career opportunities. Some employers and scholarship applications will ask about misdemeanors, as well. Sex crime convictions include lifelong registration as a sex offender. With your whole life ahead of you, you want a clean record.

If you need legal help, contact Nava Law today.

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Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.