Nobody wants to spend any more time in jail or prison than they have to. This is one of the primary reasons why it is so important to involve an attorney early on in any case where jail or prison time may be part of the sentencing. An experienced attorney will put their knowledge of the law to work for you and get you the least amount of jail time possible.
In Arizona, even some misdemeanors come with sentences of up to 6 months in jail. Once convicted of a crime, whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, there are several factors that are considered as a judge carries out the sentencing. These factors include the type of crime that was committed as well as the criminal history of the convicted.
Working in behalf of you, your attorney should work hard to do everything possible that will help persuade the judge to be lenient when it comes to the amount of time you spend in jail. This includes making a case for the mitigating circumstances or certain specifics in your case that may warrant a lesser sentence. Mitigating circumstances are found when an attorney takes his or her time to thoroughly investigate your case and history to uncover anything that might positively influence your sentence.
Some people feel that they can handle this approach on their own. Here at The Nagele Law Firm, we strongly suggest you don’t try and take on the courts and judges on your own. Working with someone like Charlie Naegle, who has the experience and knowledge needed to knock down jail time to a minimum, can make all the difference.
If you’re currently facing charges that could lead to jail time, give us a call today and let’s set up a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.