Category: Expungement in Arizona

MCAO Says Prohibited Possessor Cases Will Be Prison Mandatory

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office just changed their policy on how they will be handling cases that involve a firearm. This includes prohibited possessor charges involving a firearm. Here is what you need to know. Prohibited possessor charges in Arizona are legally called Misconduct Involving a Weapon charges. While there are many ways that a person can

Expungement is coming to Arizona! What you need to know.

I have discussed expungement in my blog in the past, and I’m doing it again because the law keeps changing—which is a good thing for once! As you probably know, Proposition 207 legalized the recreational use of marijuana and also provided a narrow path for the expungement and sealing of prior criminal records. While this

Renting a Home with a Felony Conviction in Tucson (or anywhere)

Authored by Joe Watson, Communications Director of American Friends Service Committee Arizona. November 29, 2020 To my friends with a conviction history, looking for a house or apartment, who think that nobody will rent to you: I understand that this process can often be humiliating and it may keep you from reaching out to complexes

Rebuilding your Reputation After a Felony Conviction

The reputation that comes with a felony conviction can be hard to come back from and cost people who are highly qualified to lose out on opportunities just because their reputation has taken a hit. Some are stopped in their tracks simply by the thought of “how could I get a job with a felony

About the Author – Criminal Defense Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona

Steven Scharboneau is an Arizona attorney practicing criminal defense law and is also a lobbyist with deep roots in the Phoenix Metro area. While he primarily practices in the area of Arizona criminal law, he also practices in other areas where the opportunity to represent the accused presents itself. Beyond the courtroom, Steven advocates for Arizonans impacted by the criminal justice system by working to change Arizona’s criminal laws. Protecting the rights of others from government intrusion is Steven’s passion in life.

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