This is the first post in a series which will discuss defending against solicitation charges in Phoenix, Arizona. I am writing on this topic due to the fact that many defendants often feel that there is “nothing which can be done” after being arrested for such an offense. As I will be discussing in my coming posts, this is not the case. My goal with this series is to provide information which will help defendants understand that they often have options which go beyond accepting a quick plea agreement. If you have been arrested then contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming posts. Issues which I will analyze include:
- Search and seizure issues which arise in solicitation cases
- Arizona’s penalties for solicitation charges
- Setting aside a solicitation conviction
I feel that these are important issues to discuss. First, if Phoenix police violated one’s rights then it may be possible to have a solicitation arrest thrown out due to violations of the Fourth Amendment. Second, one should never enter into plea negotiations without understanding the potential penalties which they face. Third, obtaining a set aside of the conviction can assist a defendant in obtaining future employment, passing background checks, and more.
Contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been arrested for solicitation. Counsel will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of how you were arrested. Your representative will then obtain the arrest reports and analyze them to determine if a violation of your rights occurred. If law enforcement committed an illegal search and seizure then a Motion to Suppress can be filed if the Court. Depending on the circumstances it may be necessary to begin plea negotiations. Speaking with a lawyer will help you to understand your options.
In addition to Phoenix, I represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.