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Defending Your Criminal Charges in Northern Arizona

Just because you have been charged with a crime, does not mean that you are guilty. If you face criminal charges in Arizona, your finances and your freedom are at stake. Whether you have been charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or traffic offense, criminal charges carry serious penalties.

You have constitutional rights. An experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp can defend your case to possibly reduce or even dismiss your criminal charges.

Fight Your Traffic Offenses

Pulled over and given a ticket? You face either a civil or criminal traffic offenseCivil penalties have lower punishment potential, and usually are limited to a fine or "ticket." Criminal traffic offenses are more serious, and you face higher penalties as a result.

Criminal traffic offenses include:

Our attorneys are very familiar with the Arizona court system and how to fight your traffic ticket.

Arizona Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor is a less serious crime than a felony, but it still carries with it the possibility of fines and jail time. An attorney can guide you through the complicated and stressful legal process.

Arizona has three classes of misdemeanor: 1, 2, and 3. While you cannot go to state prison for a misdemeanor, you can face local jail time. The penalties you face depend on your charge and the facts of your case. You may also be required to pay restitution, perform community service, or have your driver's license suspended.

Misdemeanor charges include:

  • Assault
  • DUI
  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Theft or Shoplifting
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card
  • Perjury
  • Prostitution
  • Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

The list above is only a small sample of the many misdemeanor charges in Arizona. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, proper legal representation will protect your rights.

Arizona Felonies

Felonies are crimes punishable by terms of one year or more in an Arizona state prison. Felonies range from Class 1 (the most serious) to Class 6 (the least serious). If you have been convicted of a felony previously this can affect the penalties you face for your current charge.

Arizona felony charges include:

Immigration Consequences

Depending on your charge, you could face deportation. If you are not a U.S. citizen, even if you are here legally, a crime could affect your immigration status. Not every crime is a deportable offense. The law on deportation is complex, but you do not need to face it alone.

To understand the effect your criminal charges could have on your immigration status, contact our criminal defense attorneys for help with your case.

Consult a Criminal Defense Attorney

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp are here to represent you and protect your rights. Our office has years of experience defending criminal charges in Arizona.

We serve clients in Mohave, Yavapai, La Paz, and Coconino Counties, including the communities of Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, Parker, Prescott, Williams and Flagstaff, Arizona. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Contact Us Today

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you may be feeling frightened, anxious, and uncertain of what your future holds. The competent and experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp can help you during this difficult time. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and providing excellent legal representation to those who have been accused of a crime. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.

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