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Unfortunately, the violation of Arizona Statue 13-3414 (A) is a class 6 felony which is punishable by up to 1 year in prison or 2 years in some aggravated cases upon conviction, so the only option would be to consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney, who can fight for your son's freedom and legal rights in the pending criminal case.
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Can you please provide me with the source that make you believe that your son was charged with a misdemeanor and not a class 6 felony?
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Unfortunately the state criminal statues apply equally regardless whether the crime is charged on state property or city property and given the seriousness of the crime and the fact that someone who alread had completed TASC will not be eligible for TASC program again and the prosecutors generally tend to prosecute repeat drug offenders to the full extent of the law, it is essential to hire an experienced local criminal defense attorney to represent your son in his pending criminal case and if your son cannot afford a private attorney, then it is possible to plead not guilty at the arraignment (the first court date) and ask the court to appoint a public defender free of charge.
In any case, it is a serious crime punishable by up to 1 year in prison and a heavy fines upon conviction, so it is not something that can be handled without legal representation.
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