Felony Charges

Felony Charges Attorney in Phoenix, AZ 

There are two primary levels of charges you can receive for a crime in Phoenix - a misdemeanor or a felony. If you’re facing a felony charge, it’s crucial to seek legal representation immediately. Arizona views an indictment of this nature as the most severe, and may punish you with up to 16+ years in prison and excessive fines. 

At Charity Clark Law, we know going through this can be scary and overwhelming, and searching the internet can cause more anxiety than relief. That’s why we’re here to help. Our defense attorney has 12+ years of felony trial experience and a history of winning cases like yours. We offer a free consultation to sit down and take in every piece of your story. Then, we offer a completely custom quote and begin crafting a unique strategy to fight for you. 

Felony Classes & Punishments in Arizona

Arizona has different felony classes depending on the crime. Let’s go over each felony and its associated punishments. 

Class 6 Felony (A.R.S 13-604 & A.R.S 13-701) - A class 6 felony is the least severe of all felony classes, but still comes with serious consequences. You may face 4 months to 5.75 years in prison and varying fines depending on previous criminal history. This class felony is unique because the prosecutor can decide to charge it as a misdemeanor, which would benefit the defendant. Some example of a class 6 felony in Arizona include: 

  • Theft between $2,000 and $3,000 
  • Shoplifting
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia 
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Resisting arrest

Class 5 Felony (A.R.S 13-702 & A.R.S 13-703) - A class 5 felony can result in 6 months to 7.5 years in prison. The term will depend on previous convictions, as well as the nature of the crime. Dangerous crimes carry heavier sentences. Some examples of a class 5 felony in Arizona include: 

  • Some types of aggravated assault
  • Criminal damage between $2,000 and $10,000 
  • Possession of a forgery device 
  • Fraudulent use of a credit card worth more than $1,000 

Class 4 Felony (A.R.S 13-701) - A class 4 felony can result in probation or 1 to 15 years in prison depending on the circumstances. Some examples of a class 4 felony in Arizona include: 

  • Burglary in the third degree
  • Robbery 
  • Forgery
  • Misconduct involving weapons 

Class 3 Felony (A.R.S 13-701) - A class 3 felony can result anywhere from probation to 25 years in prison. This decision heavily depends on previous convictions and how “dangerous” the crime is. Some examples of a class 3 felony include: 

  • Some types of aggravated assault
  • Sexual abuse of a victim under 15 years of age
  • Burglary in the second degree
  • Certain crimes against children

Class 2 Felony (A.R.S 13-701) - A class 2 felony is one of the most serious in Arizona and has punishments to match the severity. You may receive between 3 and 35 years in prison and excessive fines. Some examples of a class 2 felony include: 

  • Manslaughter
  • Drive by shooting
  • Sexual assault
  • Burglary in the first degree

Class 1 Felony (A.R.S 13-705, A.R.S 13-706, A.R.S 13-710, A.R.S 13-1104) - A class 1 felony is the most severe of all crimes in Arizona. The penalties include life imprisonment, natural life imprisonment, and the death penalty. The only crimes that fall under a class 1 felony are first and second degree murder. 

Why it’s Crucial to Work with an Attorney for Felony Charges

Felony charges are complex and require precision to craft the right defense strategy. At Charity Clark Law, we bring the years of experience and thorough case knowledge you need in order to protect your freedom. 

Our team looks at the alleged offenses from every angle, using a magnifying glass to find even the smallest details. Believe it or not, these small details are what have helped us win several cases in the past. We’ll do all we can to win yours next. 

Work with an Experienced Felony Defense Attorney in Arizona

Charity Clark brings extensive case knowledge and unique defense strategies to all of her clients. With 12+ years of felony trial experience, she has defended several cases of this nature and kept her clients away from life-changing charges. Charity and our team begin preparing for trial on day one, ensuring we’re ready to fight for you if and when the time comes. You work with our defense attorney from start to finish, cutting out any miscommunication between middle men. 

Contact us today for a free 30 minute case evaluation. We serve the Maricopa County areas, including Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe.

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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The Charity Clark Law team is licensed to practice law in Arizona. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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