Phoenix Attorney Helping Non-Arizona Residents Deal with Criminal Charges

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If you have been charged with a crime, you are in a stressful situation. If you have been charged with a crime in Arizona while visiting from another state, you may have to deal with a number of additional logistics. Bretton Barber helps those arrested for misdemeanors and felonies who do not live in Arizona, navigate our state’s criminal justice system. Bretton understands that if you do not live in Arizona, you face additional time away from your job, family, and face the extra costs of traveling back and forth. Bretton Barber helps make the process as smooth as possible. Contact our office today.

Arizona is a common tourist attraction for those who wish to view our state’s great National Parks, such as the Grand Canyon, or enjoy our warm weather and golf courses. Unfortunately, sometimes plans go awry and a vacation can turn into a nightmare if one is arrested. Common types of issues that come up for non-Arizona residents may include:

When a non-Arizona resident is arrested in Arizona, the greatest concern is usually whether the accused will be able to return home until their trial date. In most cases, Bretton Barber can arrange for the defendant to gain permission to return to their home state until it is necessary for them to appear in Court. Bretton will also work with the Courts to minimize the defendant’s required appearances to what is absolutely necessary. While Bretton cannot promise that you will not have to return to Arizona to handle your legal issues completely, he will do whatever possible to work with you and your travel abilities. It is definitely possible, however, for you to never have to appear again in Arizona if you are charged with a misdemeanor.

If you have been arrested in Arizona and live in another state, you are likely not familiar with this state’s laws and procedures. Bretton Barber helps non-Arizona residents understand the process and answers all questions they may have. He is available for both in person and over the phone consultations. If you have been arrested in Arizona, contact our office today.