Being charged with an Arizona discharge of a deadly weapons offense is a serious matter. Understanding the basics behind an Arizona weapons charge is critical.

What is the definition of a deadly weapon?
First, you need to understand how the state of Arizona defines a deadly weapon. A "deadly weapon" is anything designed for lethal use that includes, but is not limited to, firearms. A weapons charge can result when that deadly weapon is used to cause harm to another person.

Penalties associated with a weapons charge
There are many factors that will be considered in determining the severity of your charges, as well as any penalties associated with your charges. A conviction can result in:

  • A misdemeanor or a felony charge
  • Prison time
  • Fines
  • Parole

Potential factors that can affect your case
Again, there is a wide array of factors that can affect your case and the penalties associated with your case. They include, but are not limited to:

  • If anyone was injured
  • The severity of those injuries
  • Previous criminal record
  • Type of weapon used

Your defense strategy is critical to avoid being found guilty. Call us today to learn more and to order our free book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.

If you have been accused of an Arizona weapons charge, contact one of our Arizona criminal defense attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).

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