A felony is punishable by a possible sentence of one year or more in prison. It is the most serious category of crime in Arizona. Felonies include crimes such as murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, aggravated DUI, car theft, and drug crimes. Felonies can range from relatively simple cases and investigations, to highly complex issues involving many areas of criminal law. However, all felonies share one thing in common – they are serious! If you are accused you need a competent trial lawyer to defend you.
A felony conviction will stay on your record for the rest of your life. It can impact your ability to vote, get a job, find housing, and own a gun. These lasting consequences, combined with the prison time and fines you will face with the conviction, are the reasons why you need an attorney to represent you in court. Whether you use a public defender or hire your own attorney, you should not try to go it alone. Brian offers free consultations on felony defense matters to help you decide what is in your best interest.