Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer in Arizona

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In Arizona, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense punishable by up to six months in county jail. Misdemeanors may be less serious than felonies, but any criminal charge is a serious matter. Any type of charge can affect your future and your reputation - and if an investigation is still ongoing, prosecutors may be looking for ways to charge you with a more serious offense. That's why you need to contact Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC right away.

Misdemeanor defense attorney Charlie Naegle understands how serious every charge is, and he's ready to help you move forward. Don't take chances with your future. Take control of the situation with Charlie on your side.

Classes of misdemeanors in Arizona

Arizona classifies misdemeanors into three different categories based on severity, with each of these classes carrying a different set of consequences.

Class 1: Class 1 misdemeanors are the most serious category of misdemeanor offenses, bringing up to six months in county jail and fines up to $2,500 upon conviction. Disorderly conduct and prostitution are considered Class 1 misdemeanors.

Class 2: Offenses such as intentionally exposing another person to an infectious disease are classified as a Class 2 misdemeanor. In many cases, this category is used to classify offenses that have not been categorized through legislation. A conviction for this category of offenses can bring a maximum or four months in jail and fines up to $750.

Class 3: Class 3 misdemeanors, such as asking someone to buy, sell, or give you alcohol if you are under age 21, are punishable by up to $500 in fines and up to 30 days in jail. Class 3 misdemeanors are the least serious type of misdemeanor crimes.

A conviction of any type of misdemeanor offense can expose you to jail time, expensive fines, and community service. In addition, being convicted of a crime can make it difficult for you to find suitable employment and housing, as many employers and landlords tend to favor applicants without criminal histories.

Take your case seriously. Take control.

Don't try to face any type of criminal charge on your own. Put an experienced criminal defense attorney to work for you. We'll work with you to create a legal strategy and fight for the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000