Phoenix DUI, Criminal, & Domestic Violence defense during COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

by Aaron Black • April 03, 2020
Empty courtroomDuring these tough times, life still must go on. With that said, I would like to keep you up to date on the current state of affairs regarding the courts at this time if you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges in Phoenix, AZ and surrounding communities.

How is COVID 19 affecting Arizona Courts?

Arizona courts have, for the most part, closed to the public, and there are no jury trials taking place right now until at least May 1, 2020. Cases are still being processed, be it slowly, and many hearings and cases are being handled over the phone with limited in-person appearances. 

Currently, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is delaying the filing of many new felony charges.

For most felony cases, the prosecutor has 7 years to file the charges. If you have been arrested on a misdemeanor, the prosecutor has 1 year to file the charges.

If you are arrested or stopped by the police and served a citation, give me a call. The case is proceeding against you, and despite COVID-19, I am available 24 hours a day at (480) 729-1683.

Are Law Firms deemed Essential Business?

Governor Doug Ducey deemed that legal services are an “essential business” during the pandemic.

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC, is, therefore, an “essential business,” and I will not be closing. I am here for you and ready to defend you if you are facing criminal or DUI charges.

CDC & the Coronavirus

Although my office is open, I am practicing social distancing as deemed appropriate by the CDC.

We can always talk by phone or video chat. Even before the pandemic, 50% of all my clients hired me over the phone before ever meeting in person.

I can easily review documents that are emailed or texted to me, and payments can be made by credit card via email and Square® processing.

These are crazy times and Criminal, Domestic Violence and DUI charges only compound an already stressful situation.

If you are facing Criminal for DUI charges, Contact Phoenix, AZ Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney Aaron Black or call (480) 729-1683. I am available any time, day or night, on weekends and holidays.

I defend clients in Arizona’s justice, city, county, state, and federal courts.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.

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