Avondale Criminal Defense for Felonies and Misdemeanor Cases

Here at the Law Offices of Gary Rohlwing, we handle many types of cases in Avondale related to DUI, drugs, domestic violence, and theft. In particular, we specialize in criminal defense and represent those accused of felonies and misdemeanors.

What is Considered a Felony?

A felony is a serious offense that is punishable by death or at least a year of jail time. It can either be violent or non-violent. An example of a violent felony is murder. Under the Arizona State Legislature, a murder is classified as first degree, second degree, or manslaughter. A first degree murder is killing with intent and with premeditation. It also includes child molestation, dangerous drug offenses, kidnapping, burglary, and arson among others.

Murder in the second degree is the intentional killing of another person without premeditation. First and second degree murders are class 1 felonies and are punishable by 25 years to life in prison and by death. Manslaughter or killing without malice such as a DUI resulting in death, on the other hand, is a class 2 felony and punishable with 5 years in prison.

Aside from murder, the Law Offices of Gary Rohlwing in Avondale can handle other types of violent crimes like aggravated assault or intentionally causing injury to another person, sex crimes like rape, child abuse, and domestic battery.

Those who are convicted in these cases also do not find it easy to simply move on when they rejoin society. It is a fact that having a criminal record even for a DUI infraction would not look good on your personal record and could have a negative effect on your life. Employers and creditors, for instance, would most likely be more careful in transacting with people with a conviction record.

On the other hand, there are also types of felonies that are non-violent in nature. If you are a business professional or a government official accused of white-collar crimes, the Law Offices of Gary Rohlwing in Avondale, AZ can handle your case. We also defend individuals accused of fraud or deceit, larceny or property theft, forgery or faking something, identity theft, weapons violations, and probation violations. These types of crimes are classified as class 2 to class 6 felonies and are punishable by 1 year to 10 years in prison.

Why You Need a Defense Lawyer in Avondale, AZ

Unlike many defense lawyers, we do not turn down cases just because they are severe violations. We know how to handle felonies and also know they have extreme consequences. We will do our best to protect you from jail time, fines, or worse. In the state of Arizona, capital punishment is legal. But even just a few years in jail can already have a grave and lasting impact on your life and your families’. We understand that you are entrusting us with your life when you enlist our help. We will do everything in our power not to betray your trust.

Aside from felonies, we also handle misdemeanor cases or crimes that are less severe. Nonetheless, they are crimes and if you are convicted, you could be facing jail time. Some misdemeanors we handle include disorderly conduct, traffic violations that cause injury or damage, prostitution, trespassing, assault, stalking, unlawful imprisonment, theft, and possession of stolen property. Misdemeanors go on your permanent record which can make it hard for you to find a job, go to school, or engage in other situations that require a background check.

Anything can happen with felony and misdemeanor cases. First time offenders usually get off easier, depending on the severity of the charges and the crime committed. Sometimes, a felony charge can be brought down to a misdemeanor. Whatever the situation is, Gary Rohlwing’s Law Offices will try to obtain the best possible outcome for your case in the Avondale, AZ municipal courts. We will start by trying to get you a plea bargain and if that doesn’t work and we go to trial, we will build a strong defense for you.

If you are facing charges for any of the crimes mentioned above, contact the Avondale Law Offices of Gary Rohlwing as soon as possible. With over 30 years of experience and a trusted reputation, Mr. Gary Rohlwing will personally handle your case. Call us today at (623) 937-1692 for a free initial consultation.

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