Phoenix Arizona Felony Attorney

Our Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyers Help Fight Felony Charges!

Life gets complicated after you’ve been charged with a crime. This is even more true when the crime is a felony. Arizona felony charges lead to lifelong consequences that may affect you, your family, and your livelihood. A Phoenix Arizona felony attorney from Lerner and Rowe Law Group might be able to assist you.

We have over 70 years of combined experience helping people just like you fight their criminal charges.

To find out how we can serve you, reach out to us by calling 602-667-7777, or share your contact information via the form on this page to request a free evaluation. 

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What Is a Felony?

A felony is categorized as a more serious criminal offence. Depending on the severity of the charge, someone charged with a felony may face penalties that extend years into the future. When you’ve been charged with such a crime, you don’t want to face it every day for years to come. Instead, you want to get it all behind you. 

There’s no need to extend the consequences of a charge more than is understandably appropriate. Therefore, a qualified Phoenix criminal defense attorney will know how to help you fight the following penalties. 

Potential Penalties for Arizona Felony Charges

Of course, penalties for a felony are much harsher than penalties for a misdemeanor (a lesser crime). Likewise, the level of the felony leads to more severe penalties. In Arizona, felonies are categorized from class six to class one.

  • A class six felony, the lowest, may be charged if an individual was handling a dangerous weapon irresponsibly, among other crimes. Those charged may face up to two years in prison.
    • Minimum sentence is .33 years
    • Presumptive sentence is 1 year
    • Aggravated sentence is 2 years
    • Probation may be available

  • A class five felony may be charged in cases of aggravated assault or plans to distribute drugs, and others. Penalties may include up to two and a half years in prison.
    • Minimum sentence 6 months prison
    • Presumptive is 1.5 years
    • Aggravated is 2.5 years
    • Probation may be available

  • If charged with a class four felony, you may face close to four years in prison. Some examples of class four felonies include stealing a motor vehicle or having unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
    • Minimum sentence is 1 year
    • Presumptive is 2.5 years
    • Aggravated is 3.75 years
    • Probation may be available

  • Class three felonies occur in cases of carjacking and some cases of assault. This may lead to almost nine years in jail.
    • Minimum sentence is 2 years
    • Presumptive is 3.5 years
    • Aggravated sentence is 8.75 years
    • Probation may be available

  • Class two felonies can lead to twelve and a half years imprisonment. A class two felony may come in the form of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, or certain vehicular crimes.
    • Minimum sentence is 3 years
    • Presumptive is 5 years
    • Aggravated is 12.5 years
    • Probation is available

  • Finally, a class one felony leads to the most penalties. Those charged with first and second-degree murder may face a class one felony charge and over 16 years in jail. These individuals may even face a death sentence.

On top of copious amounts of prison time, individuals charged with any of these felonies may also need to pay thousands of dollars in fines, lose their right to vote, and forfeit their right to bear arms. They may also need to do many hours of community service, and suffer a loss of relationships and reputation.

If you have been charged with a felony, you will most likely need to attend hearings at the Maricopa County Superior Court in Southeast Phoenix or downtown. A Phoenix criminal attorney from Lerner and Rowe Law Group will be able to represent you in court, and fight to reduce some of these charges. They may even be taken off of your record. 

Other Offenses Handled by Lerner and Rowe Law Group

Phoenix Arizona Felony Attorney

The felony criminal defense attorneys at Lerner and Rowe Law Group handle a long list of felony crimes. One of the most common is felony DUI, or aggravated DUI.

An aggravated DUI may occur if you were charged with a DUI while your driver’s license was already revoked or if it was the third DUI within seven years. A DUI may also be a felony if you were already legally obligated to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, or if a child under fifteen years old was in the car with you. 

If you are facing an aggravated DUI charge, contact us today. Lerner and Rowe Law Group is a separate entity from Lerner and Rowe personal injury attorneys that handles cases of DUI criminal defense. We are highly experienced at helping fight DUI charges, and know the best strategies to build your case.

Find an Affordable Phoenix Arizona Felony Attorney

The Arizona felony statute of limitations is seven years. This means a prosecutor has seven years to charge you with a felony. Having an attorney for felony charges will keep you prepared. To take advantage of our affordable defense and flexible payment plans, call 602-667-7777, fill out our FREE online form, or use our LiveChat feature today.