I’ve been convicted of a felony in Arizona. Is there anything left to do? | Part II
In our last blog post, we outlined a few of the avenues that remain after you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe or anywhere in Arizona. This included Appeals, Habeas Corpus, PCR Petitions and Arizona Rule 32. Today we will go over the remaining recourses that are available to you and your legal counsel.
You are legally permitted to file a Motion to Modify Probation or Motion to Modify Sentence at any time after your sentencing. These sentence modifications can include requesting the deletion or deferral of jail time or simply the reduction of a fee due to financial hardship.
Expungement / Restoration of Civil Rights
In place of Expungement, Arizona provides the opportunity for the Restoration of Civil Rights and a Judgment of Guilt Set Aside. What this basically means is that if a judge grants the Motion to Set Aside Judgment of Guilt, then you are legally allowed to tell others that you have not been convicted.
Petition for Early Termination of Probation
If you have served half of your probation term, it is often possible to get the probation terminated. Sometimes this can be accomplished even sooner.
Are you ready to make a difference, reduce your sentence or have your rights restored? Contact certified criminal law specialist Todd Coolidge today to aid you in your Post Conviction Issues/Appeals Process! 480-264-5111
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