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Tempe Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney

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While misdemeanor charges may seem less severe than felony charges, they can have serious implications on your well-being and freedom. Misdemeanors can often result in jail time, fines, court fees, and in some cases can lead to a loss of driving privileges. Moreover, repeat offenses such as multiple DUI charges, can result in felony charges being filed by the state.

You need an attorney that has the knowledge, experience, and tenacity necessary to provide you with legal representation you can trust. At Kent Law PLC, our Tempe criminal defense attorneys can provide you with the tools necessary to navigate the legal system and maximize the possibility of a positive outcome in court.

We provide legal representation in misdemeanor cases involving:

Classification of Misdemeanors

In Arizona, there are three classifications of misdemeanors that you can be charged with. Depending on the crime that you are being charged with, you may see increased fines or jail time.

The three primary classifications are:

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor: These are the most serious misdemeanor charges, thus they have the steepest consequences. A guilty verdict can result in up to 6 months of jail time and a fine of up to $2,500. Arson, prostitution, and animal cruelty are examples of class 1 misdemeanors.
  • Class 2 Misdemeanor: Class 2 misdemeanors are punishable by up to 4 months of jail time and a fine of $750. There are various types of class 2 misdemeanors. Intentionally damaging someone else’s property or reckless driving are examples of class 2 misdemeanor.
  • Class 3 Misdemeanor: These are the least serious misdemeanor charges, thus they have the least severe consequences. Class 3 misdemeanors can result in up to 30 days of jail time and a $500 fine. Some examples of class 3 misdemeanors include loitering, trespassing, and assault.

To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, contact us at 480.359.5368 today!

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    Lynn

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