Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles announced the creation of the Pinal County Attorney’s Office Veteran’s Group at the inaugural Veteran’s Town Hall in Maricopa on Saturday, April 20, 2013. This Group represents the first of its kind in Arizona.
As introduced by Voyles, the Veteran’s Group enables the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to take a veteran’s circumstances into consideration when determining criminal charges. An example of how the program could significantly help in such considerations is when a criminal act can statutorily be charged as a misdemeanor, resulting in jail or probation, or a felony, with a probable sentence resulting in prison.
To recognize the contributions and sacrifices of those who defend freedom, Central Arizona College will hold a series of late-morning celebratory events to honor veterans of the armed forces.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has created a new website page to provide veterans of the U.S. armed services a convenient place to go for links to sites and information that may be helpful.
“My colleagues and I have heard about the challenges veterans face—not only in their daily lives, but when they reenter the workforce or seek help with medical or educational services,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete Rios.