Felonies in Arizona encompass the more serious crimes. A wide range of unlawful acts make up felony crimes, and they are processed through the legal system in a number of ways. Depending on the nature of the crime and the location in which it took place, felonies can be tried in either federal or state court.
Felonies committed against the United States government, that took place in more than one state or that embody special legal circumstances are tried in federal court. On the other hand, felonies committed against individuals or a state government, and that occurred in only one state, are tried in state court. Felony crimes include:
- Aggravated DUI
- Armed Robbery
- Assault & Battery
- Auto Theft
- Child Pornography
- Extreme DUI
- Grand Theft
- Hate Crimes
- Weapons Crimes
Penalties for felonies are harsher than for misdemeanors. They include time in state prison, large fines, many hours of community service and a blemished permanent criminal record. In Phoenix’s east valley, those charged with a felony should promptly recruit a Mesa felony defense attorney to help prepare their defense. Click here to see a list of Arizona sentences for first-time felony offenders and repeat felony offenders.
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