It should be noted that first-time offenders for non-dangerous offenses (no weapons or dangerous instruments used) are eligible for probation. A person can be sentenced for up to 4 years on probation for a Class 4 felony. A repetitive offender is an individual who has a prior felony conviction – or several prior felony convictions…

Arizona has a felony classification system whereby certain felonies are assigned a level or a “class”. Each class has its own sentencing range that the court must follow. This is because Arizona’s Legislature has adopted sentencing guidelines that require a certain amount of prison time for each class of felony. The judge cannot sentence a…

[/column_1] [/column_1] [/column_1] [/column_1] There is only one Frequently Asked Question: What do I need to do?  It is not what you need to do, it is what your lawyer needs to do, which is have the ability to immediately analyze and strategize your case in real time while you are sitting in the office….

[/column_1] [/column_1] [/column_1] [/column_1] ARS § 13-1203 Assault ARS § 13-1203 Assault is defined as; Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or Intentionally, placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person. Assault committed intentionally or…

Domestic Violence laws in Phoenix, Arizona. Criminal Defense Attorney, Carissa Jakobe, breaks it down. Domestic violence offenses encompass a wide range of offenses ranging from assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, harassment, and damage to property just to name a few. Even just simple incidents that are charged as misdemeanors. Literally, almost any offense can have the…

Self Defense in Arizona: What does it really mean? Criminal Defense Attorney, Carissa Jakobe, Answers the question.  In Arizona the law allows an individual to claim that he or she was justified in using physical force to defend against or prevent an assault. Self-defense, however, must be reasonable under the circumstances at the time of the…