However, if your Class 6 Felony charge did not involve a weapon or cause serious injury, the Judge may enter a judgement of a Class 1 misdemeanor or sentence you to probation, holding off the charges to see if you complete probation. The prosecutor may also make a decision to charge as a misdemeanor offense. Some examples of Class 6 felonies in Arizona are:
- Property theft between $1,000 and $2,000
- Gun theft
- Tampering with a witness
- Possession of less than two pounds of marijuana for personal use
- Possession of drug paraphernalia.
(Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 13-604, 13-702, 13-1802, 13-2804, 13-3405, 13-3415 (2020).)
A felony can carry a fine of up to $150,000 as well as prison time and additional fines related to drug crimes. The state also applies various surcharges equaling up to 78%. However, the judge may reduce the fine amount if you can make the case it would be a financial hardship for yourself and immediate family members.
(Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 12-116.01, 12-116.02, 13-603, 13-801, 13-821, 13-825, 16-954 (2020).)
Lastly, those convicted also face additional fees known as assessments. These are small charges applicable to all crimes, but also some that relate to specific crimes ranging from $50 to $500.
(Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 12-114.01, 12-116.05, 12-116.06, 12-116.07, 12-116.08, 12-116.09, 12-116.10, (2020).)
There can be serious long term consequences for felony convictions. Obtaining a job and housing can become far tougher to achieve, you will be able to have legal possession of a firearm and face stiffer penalties should you be made guilty of a further felony. An experienced attorney can help you to obtain the best possible resolution for your case.
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