This post serves to recap my series on handling charges of contracting without a license in Phoenix, Arizona. I felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many people do not realize the gravity of the situation when they are initially charged. Such people are surprised when they find out that they, in fact, are facing a serious situation. My goal with this series has been to provide information which will help people to make a more informed decision when selecting a criminal defense attorney. It is crucial that you contact a lawyer immediately if you have been charged.
I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have discussed included:
- Arizona penalties for contracting without a license
- Defending against unlicensed contracting charges
- How unlicensed contracting impacts your ability to gain a license in the future
It is important that those in the construction or “handyman” fields understand these issues. First, being convicted will result in one having a permanent criminal record, having to serve probation, and having difficulty passing background checks. It goes without saying that these types of consequences will have a dramatic impact on one’s career prospects. Second, having counsel is critical to defending against such charges as it can make dealing with a prosecutor far less complicated. Finally, how the matter is disposed can have an impact on your ability to gain a license in future.
If you have been cited for contracting without a license then it is crucial that you contact an attorney. Counsel will use your initial consultation to analyze your situation, to help you understand your options, and to ensure that you know what to expect as the process moves forward. The sooner you get the matter resolved then the sooner you will be able to move on with your life. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. In addition to to Phoenix, we service Maricopa County areas such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert as well as Pima County residents in Tucson.