Click Here for Free Consultation

Adult Misdemeanor Case Stages


Misdemeanor (Definition):

A misdemeanor is any crime which has a maximum punishment of up to six (6) months in the county jail. In addition, the highest fine can be $2500.00 plus additional surcharges and penalties which approach 84%. All cases which have court dates in City or Magistrate Courts are misdemeanors. Some cases which appear in Justice Courts are misdemeanors which have been cited by a Sheriff’s Deputy, Department of Public Safety Officer, Reservation or Campus Police. These usually include a first or second offense DUI, most traffic offenses, Domestic Violence offenses, Shoplifting offenses, and other minor crimes.

In almost all cases, a defense attorney can appear on behalf of a Defendant throughout the Pretrial phases. This prevents the Defendant from having to take time off work and appear in Court. However, there are a few Judges who require a Defendant’s presence at each and every court date. Call us to see whether your case is set in one of those Judges’ courtrooms. The following list to the right hand side of this site lists all of the case stages involved in a misdemeanor case in chronological order.

Contact DM Cantor and speak to a Criminal Attorney in Arizona about your case for free by calling 602-307-0808 24/7.

We handle DUI/ DWI casesvehicular crimeshomicidedrug and sex offenseswhite collar crimesproperty crimes and other violent crimes.

Get a Free Consultation Today

Click to Watch Important Questions to Ask when Hiring a Lawyer

Request a Free Consultation

Fill out the form below to receive a free and confidential initial consultation.

Click here for important legal disclaimer.


10.0 Superb Rating
AVVO Criminal Defense

AV-Highest Rated Preeminent Lawyers

Nation's Top 1% Attorney
National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Super Lawyer
Criminal & DUI Defense

Top 100 Trial Lawyers
(Criminal Defense)

American Trial Lawyers Association

Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys

Top 100 Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates

Top 10 DUI/DWI Law Firm
American Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys

National College for DUI Defense

Top 10 Attorney
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Charter Member
Trial Masters

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Lifetime Charter Member
Best Attorneys of America

American Bar Foundation

Sustaining Member
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Life Member
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Superior DUI Attorney
National Advocacy for DUI Defense

Member Since 1989
American Bar Association

Better Business Bureau
A+ Rating

Call 24/7 602-307-0808

40 N Central Ave, Ste 2300
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Click here for Directions

For Family Law questions please go to Cantor Law Group.
For Car Accident or Personal Injury Visit Cantor Injury Lawyers.
[contact-form-7 id="34943" title="Exit Intent"]