Call (855) 774-5400 Immediately if Charged with Assault in Flagstaff, Arizona
This classified as an act that endangers someone and places them at risk of physical injury. It is a form of assault and is a Class 1 misdemeanor. If you are found guilty, you could face up to 12 months in prison.
Felony & Reckless Endangerment in Arizona
Felony or ‘reckless’ endangerment is behavior that causes a risk of imminent death and can also result in a 12-month prison sentence. The difference is that it is classified as a Class 6 felony, which means you become a convicted felon; this has major repercussions on the rest of your life.
Cause for Reckless Endangerment Charge in Arizona
In order to receive a charge of reckless endangerment in the state of Arizona, one must be guilty of the following infraction.
- When recklessly endangering someone else with substantial risk of physical injury or imminent death.
Endangering someone with substantial risk of imminent death is considered a Class 6 felony in the state. All other forms of endangerment are deemed as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
The Law Office of Gonzales & Poirier argue specific legal issues and flaws in the state’s case for a client facing a Class 6 felony and manages to get deferred prosecution.
Our client was accused of theft as a class 6 open felony in Coconino County Superior Court. Matt Porier, Esq., was able to obtain our client a Deferred Prosecution by arguing legal issues and flaws in the State’s case.
What is a deferred prosecution? Deferred prosecution is a legal agreement entered between the State and the Defendant, where the Defendant agrees to complete certain requirements as required by the State, within a certain time frame. Usually, deferred prosecution agreements are tailored to each case. As an example, if you have a drug offense you may have to show proof of completion of substance abuse counseling. Deferred prosecution agreements will also have stipulations that the Defendant stays out of trouble, pay a fine and a term of probation. Once all the agreements are met, the State will dismiss the case against the Defendant with prejudice, meaning they cannot pursue a case against you in the future. If you have any questions about your criminal law case or questions about deferred prosecution, contact the Law Office of Gonzales and Poirier at 928-774-5400 or visit our website.
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