Assault and Disorderly Conduct (Tempe) – Diversion and dismissal – 4/25/2017
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Class 1 misdemeanor
- A class 1 misdemeanor is the most serious misdemeanor offense.
- 6 months in jail
- 3 years of probation (5 years maximum probation for DUI offenses)
- $2,500 fine plus surcharges
Class 2 misdemeanor
- Maximum of 4 months in jail
- 2 years of probation
- $750 fine plus surcharges
Class 3 misdemeanorA class 3 misdemeanor is the lowest criminal offense but still, can carry severe punishments.
- Maximum of 30 days in jail
- 1 year of probation
- $500 fine plus surcharges
I was able to convince the prosecutor to offer a diversion plea. A diversion plea provides first time offenders an opportunity to choose related counseling instead of going to jail. The goal is to educate and rehabilitate in an effort to prevent the defendant from repeating the offense and it provides them with an opportunity to avoid jail by attending classes. Once they have completed all aspects of the diversion the case will be dismissed.
Diversion programs include
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Shoplifting & Theft
- Decision making
- Mental health
- Underage drinking issues
How can you be eligible for a Diversion program?
- The prosecutor will review the case for diversion eligibility
- Depends on the type of offense
- Criminal history
- Programs available will be assessed in relation to the type of crime that was committed
If you have questions or you are facing criminal assault or disorderly conduct charges in Tempe, AZ or the surrounding communities in Arizona, please contact Aaron Black or call (480)729-1683 for a free consultation.