If you or a loved one has been arrested, our experienced Arizona criminal defense lawyers can help.
In Arizona, there are many different classifications of crimes, but whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, a conviction is still a conviction, and it carries consequences. Criminal matters are extremely serious because they can impact every aspect of your life and the impact can be permanent.
Arizona has six classes of felonies and each class carries its own severity of possible sentences. Felonies in Class 1 are reserved for first and second degree murder only. Class 2 felonies are the second most severe class. The last four classes, 3 through 6, are the most common, with 6 being the least severe of these charges. The presumptive punishment for even the lowest felony is 1 year in prison. However, there are many factors that will be considered in determining either an upward or downward departure from this presumption, including aggravating circumstances, mitigating circumstances, and prior convictions to name a few.
Misdemeanors are considered lower in severity and generally carry a presumptive sentence of 6 months in the county or local jail. Though less severe, misdemeanors are not to be taken lightly. If you are charged with a misdemeanor or any crime, you need experienced and dedicated legal representation, and we can help.
If you have been charged with a crime of any severity, it is imperative that you retain a reputable and experienced criminal defense lawyer in Arizona.
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