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When arrested and charged with a crime in Arizona, the offense will either be classified as a felony or misdemeanor. The classification will then determine the penalties and overall outcome of the case. If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to seek representation from a crime category attorney. That attorney should be able to assess your charges, determining the most effective way to move forward with your case.

Crime Classifications

Misdemeanors are less severe than felony crimes, however, a misdemeanor conviction can result in harsh penalties and fines, depending on the severity of the crime.

It is important not to underestimate the seriousness of a misdemeanor charge. If convicted of a misdemeanor, the defendant can serve up to six months in jail and incur a maximum fine of $2,500 in addition to court-ordered requirements.

Featuring significant, long-term effects on the accused’s life, a felony crime conviction includes harsher consequences than what one would receive for a misdemeanor crime.

If convicted of a felony, the defendant can face an extended prison sentence, steep fines, difficulty securing a job and obtaining housing, losing the ability to vote and more.

A federal crime can include:

  • Mail fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Child pornography
  • Credit card fraud
  • Computer crimes
  • and more…

If you receive a notice from the Department of Justice, IRS, DHS, Brad Miller Law can provide the experienced representation you need in order to successfully win your case.

If you are on active duty, in a duty status as a reservist, you are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. While you will be assigned a defense attorney, you have the right to hire an experienced attorney to defend your rights, career, and future.

Criminal Defense

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