Class 6 Felony Crimes in Arizona

In Arizona, felonies are classified into six categories, with a class 6 felony being the least severe.

What is a Class 6 Felony in Arizona?

A class 6 felony is a category of a crime in Arizona. Some examples of class 6 felony offenses include:

  • Criminal impersonation,
  • Theft (if the value of stolen items is between $2000 and $3000),
  • Aggravated assault after breaking and entering,
  • Some types of Aggravated DUI,
  • Unlawful discharge of firearms,
  • Some types of Aggravated domestic violence,
  • Unlawful imprisonment,
  • Sexual conduct with a minor over the age of 15.

A complete list of class 6 felonies can be found here.

Punishments for Class 6 Felonies:

A conviction of a class 6 felony can result in fines, probation, or a prison sentence typically ranging from 4 months to 5.75 years. However, the penalties can increase if:

  • The crime was a dangerous one,
  • The conviction was for a dangerous crime against a child,
  • The conviction was for a series of repetitive offenses,
  • There were aggravating factors, or
  • The defendant has a criminal history.

The penalties can also decrease if there are mitigating factors.

Can a Class 6 Felony Get Reduced to a Misdemeanor?

Yes. There are two types of offenses – designated and undesignated. A prosecutor may extend an offer for an undesignated, or “open,” class 6 felony in return for completion of probation or jail time. Upon completion, the undesignated class 6 felony may become a designated class 1 misdemeanor. This offers the opportunity to have a less severe charge on your record.

Effective July 1, 2022, an undesignated class 6 felony offense will be treated as a misdemeanor until the court actually enters an order designating the offense a misdemeanor or a felony* for all purposes except:

  • Placing the defendant on felony probation.
  • For the purposes of DNA collection pursuant to 13-610.
  • Determining the defendant’s right to possess a firearm pursuant to chapter 31 of title 13.
  • Being used as a historical prior felony conviction.
  • Being admissible for impeachment purposes in a subsequent trial.
  • Being used to enhance the sentence pursuant to chapter 7 of title 13.

*This does not apply to any person who has a prior conviction of a class 6 felony or has previously been convicted of two or more felonies.

Contact a Defense Lawyer in Arizona for Help with a Class 6 Felony

There can be serious long-term consequences for felony convictions, therefore it is important to contact an Arizona criminal defense attorney right away for legal assistance. At AZ Defenders, our experienced felony attorneys can guide you through the court process and help build the strongest possible defense.

If you need help with an Arizona class 6 felony case, contact AZ Defenders today by calling (480) 456-6400.