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If you have been charged with a serious crime in Maricopa County, you must retain skilled legal representation in order to avoid potential jail time, steep fines and a marked record. At Sonoran Law Group, our founding Scottsdale criminal defense attorney Ryan M. Garvey understands the various laws pertaining to serious criminal matters and therefore utilizes his knowledge as a former prosecutor to build a strong defense on your behalf.

We understand how the other side approaches a case and which tactics they may use. Our goal is to help you walk away from this situation in the most favorable manner possible.
The penalties for each type of crime will vary, depending on whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. According to Arizona State Legislature, most misdemeanor crimes can involve up to six months in jail and steep fines. A felony could lead to a sentence in state prison for at least one year, if not more.

Under ARS §§ 13-707, 13-802, the penalties for a misdemeanor include:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor: up to 6 months in prison; fines of no more than $2,500
  • Class 2 misdemeanor: 4 months in prison, fines of no more than $750
  • Class 3 misdemeanor: 30 days in jail, fines of no more than $500

According to ARS §§, 13-701, the penalties for a felony conviction include:

  • Class 1 felony: 25 years to life imprisonment, with a potential for the death penalty
  • Class 2 felony: max. 12.5 years in prison, 7 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 3 felony: max. 8.75 years in prison, 5 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 4 felony: max. 3.75 years in prison, 4 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 5 felony: max. 2.5 years in prison, 3 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 6 felony: max. 2 years in prison, 3 years of probation, $150,000 in fines

Being charged with a crime is a highly stressful and often times frustrating experience. If you are facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you seek legal representation as quickly as possible. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can have our team craft a strategic defense to work in your favor.

We know this is a difficult time and you may be unsure of what is going to happen next or where you should turn. Our primary goal is to make sure you feel confident in our firm, and allow you the opportunity to have all your concerns addressed in a timely and effective matter. Our founding attorney Ryan M. Garvey, is a former County Prosecutor, who uses the analytical tactics of both sides of the courtroom to gather all matters of each case. Backed by nearly 20 years of experience in criminal defense, he can and will provide the strongest possible defense and aggressively fight for you.

With so much on the line and your future at risk, you deserve to have representation from an experienced, compassionate, and skilled advocate. Allow our Scottsdale criminal defense firm to be the rock on which you lean. We can guide you through the entire case so that you are well aware of your rights and options and you can make informed decisions that matter.

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