Reduce Class 6 Felony to a Misdemeanor
Arizona Felony Reduction FAQs
Reduce Arizona Class 6 Undesignated Felony to a Misdemeanor
How to Reduce Class 6 Felony to a Misdemeanor?
In Arizona, certain offenses are eligible to be charged as an undesignated class 6 felony. An undesignated class 6 felony is eligible to be reduced to a class 1 misdemeanor after the person has been discharged from probation.
The felony will remain and be treated as a felony until a person takes the step to get it reduced. This differs from being charged with a designated felony, which is generally not able to be reduced and will remain a felony forever. The negotiations concerning felony classification typically take place early on in your case between your criminal lawyer and the prosecutor.
Enlisting the help of a qualified criminal defense attorney at Civil Rights Restored Criminal & DUI Lawyer is a good idea at the onset of your case to ensure you get the best possible results for your present and future life.
What is the Benefit to Having a Felony Reduced to a Misdemeanor?
We understand that having a felony conviction on your record causes many extremely burdensome obstacles in a person’s life such as:
- Being rejected from job opportunities, being fired from your job, student loans, housing, the ability to purchase and possess a firearm, getting your fingerprint clearance card, child custody issues, obtaining professional licenses, obtaining insurance, immigration issues, the constant dread of disclosure or having anyone search your criminal history, and the list goes on . . .
By reducing the undesignated felony to a misdemeanor, the court will update your criminal record showing that your conviction has been reclassified as a misdemeanor. This information is public and anyone searching for your criminal history will see that you have a misdemeanor conviction.
By reclassifying the felony as a misdemeanor, it will likely be a substantial help with the issues listed above and can bring a person more peace of mind.
What is the Eligibility to Reduce Class 6 Felony to a Misdemeanor?
In order to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor, a person must submit a petition to the court requesting to Reduce Class 6 Undesignated Felony to a Misdemeanor. In order to qualify, the following conditions must apply:
- The class 6 felony must be undesignated (as opposed to a designated class 6);
- You have not previously been convicted of two or more felonies; and
- The class 6 felony is not a dangerous offense (which generally involves the intentional serious physical injury on another or the use of a deadly weapon or instrument). If granted, the court will issue an Order reducing the felony to a class 1 misdemeanor.
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There’s no reason to continue allowing an Arizona undesignated felony conviction to haunt a person’s record and to continue barring them from a wide array of opportunities. The results are so harsh and greatly impede an individual’s ability to reintegrate into society.
Felony reduction is a strategy often used in tandem with having your conviction set aside in order to deliver a person the best possible results and improve their future.
Contact Civil Rights Restored Criminal & DUI Lawyer for a free consultation and begin cleaning up your record today.
If you are living life and STILL have an undesignated class 6 felony on your record after you completed probation, you MUST take the steps to have it reduced to a misdemeanor.
It will not happen automatically.
The benefits are well worth it and the process is fairly simple.
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