In Arizona, felonies are classified into six categories, with a class 6 felony being the least severe.
A class 6 felony is a category of a crime in Arizona. Some examples of class 6 felony offenses include:
A complete list of class 6 felonies can be found here.
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 penalties can also decrease if there are mitigating factors.
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:
*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.
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.