Facing criminal charges can be an extremely stressful experience, as a conviction can lead to incarceration and the loss of your freedom, costly fines, and the potential of a criminal record that can impact many areas of your life in the future. Criminal charges are not to be taken lightly, and the best way to ensure you put forward the strongest possible defense in your support is by working with an experienced Scottsdale criminal defense attorney.
To discuss options on your case and how we can help, one of the highly experienced Scottsdale criminal defense lawyers from The Law Offices of John Phebus is standing by, and read on to learn more about criminal charges in Scottsdale and how an attorney can help.
Even a Misdemeanor in Arizona Can Be Costly
Under Arizona misdemeanor statutes, even a misdemeanor offense can have extreme consequences for your life as well as your future. Some misdemeanor crimes include not only fines, but jail time, a term of probation, and other adverse consequences, in addition to a permanent criminal conviction on your record.
Common misdemeanors we have helped Scottsdale criminal defense clients on include:
Open container violations
Minor in consumption
Failure to obey police
If you are facing a misdemeanor charge on these or other charges, ensuring that the law is accurately applied to the facts and circumstances of your charge is essential. The prosecution must prove each and every element of the crime you are accused of, and working with an experienced attorney ensures that you are not convicted of something the prosecution cannot prove in line with the law.
Penalties for Felonies in Arizona
In Arizona, there are 6 classes of felonies, each with varying terms in prison and other adverse consequences. Whichever felony you might be convicted of, all felony convictions carry potential sentencing of at least a year in jail, as well as a permanent criminal record.
Arizona felonies that our experienced Scottsdale criminal defense lawyers have represented the best interests of clients on include:
Driving under the influence (DUI)
Felonies are taken seriously by the courts and the judges and juries that determine guilt within them. Experienced legal advocacy ensures that your case is fairly judged and that you are not held accountable for anything the state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt in all aspects.
Connect with a Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer to Help on Your Case
Your freedom and your record are extremely important, and once they have been taken will be changed forever. To ensure that the law is accurately applied to your case to minimize time spent in jail, fines, and negative marks on your record, working with an experienced attorney who knows the law and local courts will support the best outcome in your case.