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Phoenix Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer

State and local police arrest people for many offenses if they believe probable cause exists. However, law enforcement officials and prosecutors do not always have their facts straight. That is where the experienced Phoenix misdemeanor defense attorneys at Blischak Law Firm can help.

Why Choose Blischak Law’s Misdemeanor Attorneys in Phoenix

For over four decades, we have fine-tuned the practice of defense investigations, presenting in the courtroom, and legal application for every case. Our firm welcomes you or your concerned family members to discuss your options at no cost or obligation. Call Blischak Law Firm at (480) 333-4444 to schedule your Free Consultation.

Our Phoenix Lawyers at Blischak Law Defend Complex Misdemeanors

Misdemeanor charges in Arizona have severe consequences for your life and future. Even minor offenses can result in mandatory jail time, probation, fines, and a permanent criminal record. However, our Phoenix misdemeanor defense attorneys want to help you achieve your objectives, whether fighting for an acquittal, dismissal, plea, or reduced sentence.

The legal team at Blischak Law Firm provides defense services against the following types of charges in Maricopa County and surrounding areas:

Our criminal justice system owes you the due process of the law, requiring prosecutors to prove their allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. As such, you are innocent until that happens. Take the opportunity you must defend against misdemeanor charges with Blischak Law Firm when you want experienced, resourceful representation.

What are Misdemeanors in Arizona?

The Arizona Criminal Code separates crimes into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.  Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and a conviction, generally, comes with lesser penalties.  In contrast, felony charges are much more serious in nature and a conviction may come with prison sentences of over one year. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime, which generally imposes sentences of less than six months in jail.

In Arizona, misdemeanors are further divided into three classes:

  • Class 1 misdemeanors: The most serious class of misdemeanors and can include institution, arson, DUI, and criminal damage.  The maximum sentence for class one misdemeanors is six months jail time.
  • Class 2 misdemeanors:  This can include reckless driving, criminal trespass, and underage drinking. The maximum sentence is four months.
  • Class 3 misdemeanors: Carry the least severe punishment and includes excessive speeding, loitering underaged possession of alcohol.   The maximum sentence for a Class three misdemeanor is 90 days.

Despite carrying less severe penalties than felonies, a misdemeanor conviction can still have a significant impact on your life. At The Blischak Law Firm, our misdemeanor defense attorneys have over 40 years of experience representing clients facing misdemeanor criminal charges and understand how to build strong defenses to achieve our clients’ goals.

Our Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys in Phoenix Will Stand By Your Side

The due process of the law occurs from the initial investigation to the final sentencing hearing. Depending upon the facts of your specific situation, you could resolve your matter during the pre-trial stage or at a formal jury trial. Blischak Law Firm will determine where your case might finalize if you choose us for legal representation.

You can also count on our Phoenix misdemeanor defense attorneys to attend all hearings and events, including:

  • Criminal investigations
  • Arrests
  • Initial appearance
  • Arraignment
  • Conferences
  • Bail hearings
  • Motion hearings
  • Jury trial (if you choose)

The absolute worst-case scenario for many individuals is a conviction, which moves a case into the sentencing phase. Without a viable defense, you could face negative consequences at any point during this process. However, legal representation from Phoenix misdemeanor defense lawyers will help the courts consider several sentencing factors, including your criminal record, reputation, case severity, and other relevancies.

You are still innocent until proven guilty. Consider working with Blischak Law Firm to defend your rights.

Call Our Phoenix Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys For A Free Consultation

You do not have to accept criminal liability for unfounded charges and can clear your name with a strategic defense. The misdemeanor defense attorneys at Phoenix at Blischak Law Firm have the extensive investigatory or trial experience that we put behind every client matter. Schedule your Free Consultation with our firm at (480) 333-4444 or online today.