Gun Crimes in Arizona


Gun Crimes Castillo Law Phoenix AZHere in Arizona firearms are a lot easier to obtain than they are in some other States in the USA, but there are also many laws that allow police to arrest people who possess or have use their firearms. If you are arrested and/or charged with one of the following please contact us as soon as possible as you will need a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney to defend your rights . . .

Various Gun Crime Laws in Arizona:

Aggravated Assault (ARS § 13-3102)(Gun Crimes):

This statute makes the following felony offenses which can be punishable by jail and/or prison time depending on the person’s criminal history, and if a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument (ie: gun, knife, car, etc.) than the person will be facing a Class 3 Dangerous Felony with a mandatory prison sentence from five (5) to fifteen (15) years:

  • Intentionally, reckless, or knowing causing any physical injury to another person with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or if the suspect causes series physical injury, or causes temporary but substantial disfigurement to another person (this can include broken bones and scars);
  • Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
  • Intentionally, reckless, or knowing causing any physical injury to another person someone while they are tied up;
  • Intentionally, reckless, or knowing causing any physical injury to another person someone after entering their home to commit the cause injury to them;
  • Intentionally, reckless, or knowing causing any physical injury to another person who is a minor (under 15 years old);
  • Intentionally, reckless, or knowing causing any physical injury to another person who is known by the person to be a police officer, health care provider, teacher, or firefighter engaged in their official duties.

Misconduct Involving Weapons (ARS § 13-3102) (Gun Crimes):

This statute makes the following Class 4 Felony offenses and they can punishable by jail and/or prison time depending on the person’s criminal history:

  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or illegal alien;
  • Being in possession of a sawed-off shotgun (with a barrel length of less than 18 inches), a firearm with the serial number removed, certain explosives, or machine guns;
  • Carrying a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Unlawful Discharge of Firearms (ARS § 13-3107) (Gun Crimes):

This statute makes it a Class 6 Dangerous Felony offense for a person whom with criminal negligence discharges a firearm within or into a city’s limits. Even someone with no criminal history will be facing a mandatory prison sentence of one and a half (1.5) to three (3) years.

Disorderly Conduct with a weapon (ARS § 13-2904) (Gun Crimes):

This statute makes it a Class 6 Dangerous Felony offense for a person who recklessly handles, displays or discharges a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. Even someone with no criminal history will be facing a mandatory prison sentence of one and a half (1.5) to three (3) years.

Drive by Shooting (ARS § 13-1209) (Gun Crimes):

This statute makes it a Class 2 Dangerous felony offense for a person who intentionally discharges a weapon from a motor vehicle at a person, another occupied motor vehicle, or an occupied structure. Even someone with no criminal history will be facing a mandatory prison sentence of seven (7) to twenty-one (21) years. The person will also be facing a mandatory driver’s license revocation of one (1) to five (5) years.

Note:Should you be convicted of any of these offenses, you will lose your Constitutional Right to carry a firearm.

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