Escape and Related Offenses

This category of offenses includes escape, failing to appear for court, hindering prosecution and promoting contraband in a secure facility.The penalty for the particular offense is based on the severity of the charge. Some of the offenses are felonies while others are only misdemeanors. Whether the charge is a felony or misdemeanor it is in a person’s best interest when charged to obtain the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney available.

What is Escape in the Third Degree in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2502?

A person commits escape in the third degree if, after being arrested, charged or found guilty of a misdemeanor or petty offense, such person knowingly escapes or attempts to escape from custody.

Escape in the third degree is a class 6 felony. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can be helpful to a person accused with escape.

What is Escape in the Second Degree in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2503?

A person commits escape in the second degree by knowingly escaping or attempting to escape from a juvenile secure care facility, a juvenile detention facility or an adult correctional facility; or escaping or attempting to escape from custody after being arrested, charged or found guilty of a felony.

Escape in the second degree from a facility is a class 5 felony.

Escape in the second degree from custody is a class 2 misdemeanor.

A criminal defense attorney should be contacted immediately if a person is charged with this crime.

What is Escape in the First Degree in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2504?

A person commits escape in the first degree by knowingly escaping or attempting to escape from custody or a juvenile secure care facility, juvenile detention facility or an adult correctional facility by using or threatening the use of physical force against another person; or using or threatening to use a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument against another person.

Escape in the first degree is a class 4 felony. An experienced criminal defense attorney should be consulted immediately if a person is accused of this offense.

What is Failure to Appear in the Second Degree in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2506?

A person commits failure to appear in the second degree if, having been required by law to appear in connection with any misdemeanor or petty offense, such person knowingly fails to appear as required, regardless of the disposition of the charge requiring the appearance. Failure to appear in the second degree is a class one misdemeanor. A criminal defense lawyer can be helpful in quashing arrest warrants based on a violation of this law.

What is Failure to Appear in the First Degree in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2507?

A person commits failure to appear in the first degree if, having been required by law to appear in connection with any felony, such person knowingly fails to appear as required, regardless of the disposition of the charge requiring the appearance.

Failure to appear in the first degree is a class 5 felony.

A criminal defense attorney should be consulted when a person is accused of this offense, and may be able to quash any warrant that arises from this violation.

What is Resisting Arrest in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2508?

A person commits resisting arrest by intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a person reasonably known to him to be a peace officer, acting under color of such peace officer’s official authority, from effecting an arrest by:

Using or threatening to use physical force against the peace officer or another; or

Using any other means creating a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the peace officer or another.

Resisting arrest is a class 6 felony.

An aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer knows that this crime of resisting arrest is often charged by the subjective opinion of the law enforcement officer.

What is Hindering Prosecution in the Second Degree in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2511?

A person commits hindering the prosecution in the second degree by hindering the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment for a misdemeanor or petty offense.

In Arizona, hindering prosecution in the second degree is a class 1 misdemeanor.

A criminal defense attorney should be immediately consulted when a person is accused with the crime of hindering prosecution in the second degree.

What is Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2512?

It is unlawful for a person to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of a felony.

In Arizona, hindering prosecution in the first degree is a class 5 felony.

If the offense involves terrorism or murder then hindering prosecution in the first degree becomes a class 3 felony.