Factors Associated With a Discharge of a Deadly Weapon Charge in Arizona
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
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).