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Case Stages for Felony Charges in Arizona

Nearly all crimes in Arizona are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to 6 months in jail, while Felonies can result in much more serious charges. If convicted of a felony, a person can be sentenced from between 365 days to life in a state prison. Even the death penalty can be imposed for certain murders. Some examples of felonies are residential burglary, certain thefts, drug crimes, sexual assault or homicide. The step-by-step stages used in Arizona’s felony courtrooms can be confusing to a first offender. The process has been put in place to assure… Read More →