Felonies are the most serious class of offenses in the country. A felony conviction can lead to incarceration in the Arizona Department of Corrections prison system for anywhere from a few months to life. Even felony convictions with shorter prison sentences may include an indefinite loss of certain individual rights. For example, felons are not able to own fire arms, vote, serve in the military, serve on juries, or engage in some professions such as teaching or the law.

In Arizona, the classifications and potential presumptive sentences for those convicted of a felony include:

Class 6 felony: 1 year
Class 5 felony: 1.5 years
Class 4 felony: 2.5 years
Class 3 felony: 3.5 years
Class 2 felony: 5 years
Class 1 felony: 25 years to life in prison, and the death penalty is possible in cases of first degree murder

These sentences are for first-time offenders and can be more severe for those who have a previous conviction on their records.

If you or a loved one is facing felony charges, your selection of a criminal lawyer will be one of the most important initial decisions you make. A felony lawyer who fails to establish the necessary grounds for your defense threatens your record, your reputation, and ultimately your freedom…for a lifetime.

Michael Kielsky is ready to fight for your rights with honest, aggressive, and confidential representation. In his more than nine years of practice, he has handled hundreds of criminal law cases and is ready to defend you.

Contact Michael Kielsky, 24 hours a day, at 480.461.5309.


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