Felony Chandler

Felony Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe & Phoenix


In the state of Arizona, a felony is a crime that is punishable by at least 1 year in prison. Misdemeanors, which are less serious are punishable by a max of 6 months in local or county jail. Class 1 felonies are the most serious of all crimes – exclusively limited to first and second degree murder.


Other than these class 1 felonies cases, lawmakers in Arizona have set a standard presumptive sentence for each individual class of offense, and in many cases the defendant will simply be given the presumptive sentence. Arizona has also set aggravated and mitigated terms. Judges may sentence a defendant to the aggravated term sentence (which is more extended than the presumptive term) if the prosecutor is able to show the aggravating circumstances.

Latest Felony Blog Posts

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    Class of Felonies in Arizona

    When you hear about someone getting a felony charge, you might not realize that there are six classes of felony charges that could apply to a circumstance. Felonies, as a whole, consist of crimes that have a punishment of a year or more in a......

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    Standard Court Process

    Adults accused of committing crimes in Arizona go through specific criminal court procedures. These procedures are meant to build evidence for the case against the individual accused, to conclude the guilt of the individual, and, if found guilty, to sentence them according to the crime......

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    False Accusations

    False accusations, or false reporting, may seem far fetched at times but they do happen and can be particularly damaging to you and your family. Unfortunately, accusations that are falsified happen more regularly than they should. Coolidge Law serves the metro Phoenix area (Gilbert, Mesa,......

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    About Todd Coolidge Attorney

    Todd K. Coolidge graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He attended Arizona State University College of Law and has been practicing law exclusively as a criminal defense attorney since graduating in......

  • Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Death or Personal Injury
    Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Death or Personal Injury

    As we discussed in our previous blog post, being involved in a hit and run accident can be an extremely emotionally taxing and difficult situation. That fact is amplified 100-fold if it’s a hit and run in Arizona involving death or personal injury. Fear and......

  • Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Damage to a Vehicle
    Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Damage to a Vehicle

    In Arizona, you are legally obligated to stop if you are in a motor vehicle accident. Failing to do so is known as leaving the scene of an accident, failure to stop, or hit and run. They all mean the same thing, and can have......