Felony Crimes

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.

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