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Question: I WAS CHARGED WITH A FELONY IN AZ WHICH WAS DISMISSED AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE TASC PROGRAM. THE FELONY 4 IS NARCOTIC POSSESION. HOWEVER, I WAS ATTEMPTING TO FILL A FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTION AND WAS NOT HOLDING ANY NARCOTICS WHEN I WAS ARRESTED. WAS I CHARGED PROPERLY? HOW CAN I CLEAR THIS ARREST FROM MY RECORD?

Answer: The following is provided for general information only. You may want to review the article on this website titled, "Setting Aside Convictions and Restoring Civil Rights" http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=13&sc=66&articleid=147. That article discusses how a person would apply to have his or her conviction set aside. This article also contains links to the applicable Arizona Revised Statutes. The Arizona statutes only provide for expunging or setting aside convictions, not arrest records where charges were dismissed. You may wish to consult a qualified attorney for assistance and advice regarding your specific situation. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation and whether you were charged properly, contact an attorney directly. http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=5&sc=36&articleid=151

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  • I WAS CHARGED WITH A FELONY IN AZ WHICH WAS DISMISSED AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE TASC PROGRAM. THE FELONY 4 IS NARCOTIC POSSESION. HOWEVER, I WAS ATTEMPTING TO FILL A FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTION AND WAS NOT HOLDING ANY NARCOTICS WHEN I WAS ARRESTED. WAS I CHARGED PROPERLY? HOW CAN I CLEAR THIS ARREST FROM MY RECORD?

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