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Matthew Maerowitz

Matthew Maerowitz

Attorney at The Maerowitz Law Firm
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Arizona
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Matt Maerowitz grew up in Arizona and went to high school at Brophy. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Boston College and later graduated from law school at the University of Arizona. Matt Maerowitz’s practice focuses on DUI, criminal defense, and personal injury cases. Before co-founding the Maerowitz Law Firm, LLC, Matt worked for a Scottsdale law firm where he drafted numerous criminal defense motions, primarily in DUI cases. Matt also worked for the Pima County Attorney’s Office as a student-prosecutor during law school where he handled several trials. Matt’s experience with both sides of criminal law cases has helped him anticipate arguments from the prosecution in order to prepare the best defense for his clients.

University of Arizona
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Boston College
B.A. (2010) | Economics
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Professional Experience
The Maerowitz Law Firm, LLC
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Arizona DUI Law Radio Interview
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Southwest Rising Stars
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Professional Associations
Maricopa County Bar Association
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State Bar of Arizona  # 030548
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State Bar of Arizona
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Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Legal Answers
Q. In Arizona, how long can someone be incarcerated in county jail without formally being charged with a set of charges ?
A: Within 24 hours of arrest, he was supposed to see a judge to determine release conditions. From what you are saying this sounds like a probation hold. The probation officer has a lot of descretion and even if there not a new charge if the PO has a reason to believe probation has been violated, your fiance can be held on probation and then file a petition to revoke probation. On such cases, there is a right to a probation hearing where a judge has to believe by a preponderance of evidence that probation has been violated.
Q. if a class 1 misdemeanor (shoplifting) is found guilty will that person spend time in jail? if so for how long(State Az
A: Whether the prosecutor is seeking jail and/or the judge imposes jail depends on a lot of factors including the value of items and criminal history. Maximum jail for a class 1 misdemeanor is 6 months jail. There is no mandatory minimum jail for misdemeanor shoplift. For a first offense a lot of times the prosecutor is willing to offer a fine or diversion. Criminal convictions cannot be expunged in Arizona, the closest thing is requesting the conviction be set aside which can be done for misdemeanor shoplifting after all terms of sentence are completed.
Q. What consequences am i looking at when i go to court on a charge b-1805 shoplifting?
A: So it's actually 13-1805, which is the Arizona statute for shoplifting (my guess is that the charges on the complaint were handwritten and the officer's "13" looks like a "B"). As a result, I'm assuming this is misdemeanor shoplifting in which case the maximum penalty would be 3 years probation, 6 months jail, and $2500 fine + surcharge in addition to any restitution. On a first offense, the State normally is willing to offer diversion or a fine without any jail. If you have priors, the State often seeks jail. You really should consult a lawyer. If the State is seeking jail, you will have a lawyer appointed to represent you if you cannot afford one.
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The Maerowitz Law Firm, LLC
4001 E. Mountain Sky Ave.
Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Telephone: (480) 927-3700