Penalties for Violent Crime Offenses in Arizona
Violent crimes are punished harshly in Arizona. The sentences recommended by violent crime laws depend on the seriousness of the crime. Misdemeanor violent crimes can result in up to six months in jail, while violent felonies can lead to multiple years in a state penitentiary.
Misdemeanor classifications and their maximum jail penalties are:
- Class 1: 6 months
- Class 2: 4 months
- Class 3: 30 days
Felony classifications and their presumptive prison penalties are:
- Class 1: Life
- Class 2: 12.5 years
- Class 3: 8.75 years
- Class 4: 3.75 years
- Class 5: 2.5 years
- Class 6: 2 years
In some cases, a skilled Phoenix violent crime attorney may be able to get a violent felony knocked down to a misdemeanor.
Call Gilbert Violent Crimes Lawyers Today
Call the Law Offices of Brandon White today to speak with a violent crime attorney. You deserve to be treated like a human being and get the benefit of a robust defense against the charges you are facing.
Possible Violent Crimes Defense Strategies
Depending on the charge, various violent crime defense strategies may be available to defendants involved in prosecution for serious crimes. The most powerful ones, but far too often overlooked by defense attorneys that can result in the dismissal or reduction of a violent crime charge are:
- Defense of others
- Defense of property
- Unstable mental state
Keep in mind that self-defense or the defense of others is not a license to use disproportionate force. More than once has a victim of a violent crime turned into a defendant against a violent crime charge. Whatever your situation, your violent crimes attorney will develop the most appropriate strategy for your defense.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Brandon White for Arizona Violent Charges?
When you choose the Law Offices of Brandon White, you can expect our attorneys to defend your case using every available resource. Each violent crime defense attorney on our team has represented numerous criminal defendants in and out of court, securing acquittals, dismissals, and reductions of charges.
Working with a violent crimes lawyer from our firm gives you the benefit of the following:
- A law firm led by former law enforcement official Brandon White, who has the experience of personally investigating cases and know how the law enforcement process works
- Around-the-clock access to our attorneys and support staff
- A team of caring attorneys with a reputation for fighting and winning
Whether you are in Gilbert, Phoenix, or anywhere else in the state, call now to get a skilled advocate on your side.