Phoenix Felony Defense Attorney
What crimes are classified as felonies?
All criminal offenses are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors.
Of the two, felony crimes are far more serious offenses and warrant much
stricter legal penalties under the law. If you have been charged with
a felony crime, you must seek experienced legal representation immediately.
Felony criminal charges will result in an intensive investigation and
harsh legal prosecution. By contacting Phoenix criminal defense lawyer
Anthony Knowles, you can drastically increase your chances at avoiding
a felony conviction and penalties such as time in prison.
Felony Crime Penalties
When a felony crime is committed, it will be categorized as one of the
six felony crime classes under Arizona law. The classifications and the
potential presumptive sentences for each class are as follows:
- Class 1 felony: 25 years to life in prison, and the death penalty is possible
in cases of first degree murder
- Class 2 felony: 5 years
- Class 3 felony: 3.5 years
- Class 4 felony: 2.5 years
- Class 5 felony: 1.5 years
- Class 6 felony: 1 year
As felony crimes are the most serious of all criminal offenses, you will
face a number of life-changing penalties if you are convicted. At the
very least, you will be sentenced to no less than one year in state prison.
Additional penalties can include large fines, countless hours of community
service, and a mark on your permanent record. Furthermore, a felony conviction
can bring a devastating blow to your reputation and your relationships
with your family, friends, and community, and could also severely jeopardize
your ability to hold a good job, find decent housing, or qualify for certain loans.
Why You Need a Phoenix Felony Defense Lawyer
When you contact Knowles Law Firm, PLC about your case, you will immediately
understand how a criminal defense lawyer will benefit you and your criminal
case. The firm's founding attorney, Anthony Knowles, offers exceptional
defense representation to clients throughout the Phoenix metro area and
has over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system.
Attorney Anthony Knowles and the legal team at the firm have successfully
defended countless clients charged with the following felony offenses:
Felony criminal charges are no laughing matter, so do not put your rights
and your future in the hands of a novice lawyer. Each Phoenix felony criminal
defense attorney at Knowles Law Firm, PLC has a deep understanding of
the criminal laws and regulations in Arizona, and has successfully handled
thousands of felony crimes cases. Mr. Knowles takes the time to sit down
with you to discuss your case, review your best options, and answer any
questions or concerns you may have. Mr. Knowles knows highly effective
methods for fighting felony criminal charges, and is committed to contesting
the prosecution's case against you.
To schedule a free initial consultation with Phoenix felony defense attorney
Anthony Knowles, please call
(602) 702-5431 or (888) 332-5621.