Felony convictions can result in significant consequences, including the loss of civil rights and opportunities, which can impact an individual for the rest of their life. Felonies carry more severe penalties than misdemeanor or petty offenses and have a potential prison sentence of over one year. Felony charges don't necessarily guarantee a conviction, and a knowledgeable attorney can help to build a strong defense against felony charges.
If you have been convicted of a felony in Arizona, you must contact an attorney. At Benikov Law, we'll provide you with an experienced criminal defense attorney committed to defending your case and clearing your name. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and establish a strong defense.
What is a Felony Crime in Arizona?
Arizona considers a felony crime to be any offense that is punishable by a prison sentence of more than a year. This category encompasses a range of crimes, including, but not limited to:
Types of Felony Charges in Arizona
If you have been charged with a crime in Arizona, the type of charge you may face can either be a misdemeanor or a felony. The kind of charge depends on the seriousness and nature of the conduct. A felony charge is treated with much harsher penalties than a misdemeanor and is often punishable by up to one year in prison. Here are some examples of felony offenses in Arizona:
The 6 Classes of Felonies in Arizona
In Arizona, felonies are categorized into six classes, with class one carrying the harshest potential penalties and class six having the least severe penalties. Here are the different classes of felonies, including examples of the crimes that fall under each category:
Class 1 Felony
Class 2 Felony
Class 3 Felony
Class 4 Felony
Class 5 Felony
Class 6 Felony
You can find a complete list of felony crimes under Arizona law here.
What are the Penalties for Felonies in Arizona?
In each felony case, the court may, but is not obligated to, apply the general advisory sentencing guidelines for each type of crime when deciding what punishments to impose on the guilty offender.
The following are the advisory sentences for each category of a felony:
When it comes to sentencing and conviction, the outcome rests in the hands of the judge. However, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to present evidence and arguments to reduce the length of incarceration, even if the person is found guilty. In some cases, a skilled attorney may be able to negotiate to have a crime charged as a misdemeanor that would have been implicated as a felony.
Contact Our Felony Charges Defense Lawyer In Phoenix, Arizona
If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony in Arizona, your best option is to seek help from an attorney who is well-versed in felony cases. At Benikov Law, we will provide you with an attentive attorney with extensive experience in felony criminal defense.
We serve the areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler, and other locations around Arizona. Please consider reaching out to us for a free consultation of your case to help you understand the best options to move forward.
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