If you have been accused of a crime that is a misdemeanor under the law of Arizona and if you are found guilty you can be given a punishment, including probation, a fine, driver's license suspension, confinement in the Yavapai County Jail, or other penalty.
Under the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Arizona, you have the right to be represented by an attorney at all critical stages of this criminal case, before trial, at the trial itself, and during the proceedings to determine what sentence should be imposed if you are found guilty.If you are unable to obtain the services of an attorney without incurring substantial hardship to yourself or your family, one may be appointed for me, and part or all of the cost will be paid for you.
In all cases the judge will decide whether you qualify for a court-appointed attorney based upon the both nature of the charge and your financial situation.
The services of an attorney can be of value in determining whether the charges against you are sufficient as a matter of law, whether the procedures used in investigating the charges and obtaining evidence against you, including any confession you may have made, were lawful, whether an act you have committed actually amounts to the crime of which you are charged, whether you have any other valid defense to the charges, and, if you are found guilty, whether you should be placed on probation, be required to pay a fine, or be sentenced to a jail term.
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