Misdemeanor charges are often thought of as not very serious. However, while you may not be looking at prison time for misdemeanor charges, these are criminal charges that can result in jail time, fines, probation and stain your record for the rest of your life. Rosenstein Law Group is experienced in successfully defending misdemeanors charges in Arizona, some of the common misdemeanors that our office sees charged out of Arizona include, but not limited to:
If you were charged or arrested with any Arizona misdemeanor or DUI charges including Arizona Misdemeanor DUI, or Misdemeanor charges, don’t wait, contact Rosenstein Law Group today (480) 248-7666!
Rosenstein Law Group exclusively defends DUI and Criminal cases. Our skilled and experienced defense attorneys help clients with misdemeanor cases statewide in Arizona and Phoenix Valley – wide, including Scottsdale AZ, Mesa AZ, Tempe AZ, Glendale AZ, Chandler AZ, Gilbert AZ and surrounding cities within Maricopa County.
If you find yourself charged with a misdemeanor crime in Arizona, you will likely go through the criminal justice system in the Arizona city Municipal Court in the city in which you were charged. This municipal system opposed to the Maricopa County Superior Court where felony criminal charges are prosecuted and adjudicated.
For an act to be a crime, the prohibition of that crime must be written down somewhere in the law. Looking to the letter of the law will provide you with an explanation of the prohibited conduct and spell out which class of misdemeanor or felony the crime is designated. Arizona law provides that, in the case a misdemeanor does not expressly provide a specific class, the default is a class 2 misdemeanor.
So, what happens in the case that you are charged with a misdemeanor anyway? The famous lawyer answer is—it depends. Many factors can go into sentencing such as age, job title, level of community contributions, prior criminal history, available programing in the particular jurisdiction and many other factors. Most of these factors are known as mitigating factors and a good defense attorney will utilize these to your benefit. In any case, it can be helpful to understand the maximum penalties. We have diagramed them here to illustrate the maximum penalties in Arizona.
One of the most common misdemeanors charges our office encounters are DUI related charges. Given the complexity and vast amount information required to understanding DUI investigations and charges, we have broken up information pertaining to the different DUI charges that someone may face in Arizona here. However, there are a wide range of misdemeanor charges that someone may face in Arizona and we think it is important to be aware of the potential seriousness of having a misdemeanor conviction on your record.
It is very important that you fully understand the potential outcome of being convicted of a misdemeanor offense charged in Arizona. The legal team here at Rosenstein Law Group has successfully handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases for our clients effectively and limiting the impact of a criminal charge may have had on their future. It is in your best interest to seek the help of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible, Rosenstein Law Group will immediately get working on an individualized defense for you and your case to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
You can schedule your free initial consultation with one of our local and experienced Arizona lawyers today if you are facing being charged with, but not limited to:
We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In person appointments are available Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, and as always, we can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 480-248-7666 or filling out our contact form here. Do not just plead guilty on your misdemeanor offense. We are ready to serve you.