Charges of theft and shoplifting can result in severe penalties. If you or somebody you care about has been accused of any kind of theft in Arizona, seek legal assistance immediately. At AZ Defenders, we have vast experience protecting the rights of those accused of these crimes. We will investigate all the evidence against you and work to secure the best possible outcome. We are here when you need a Chandler theft and shoplifting attorney.
When discussing these crimes, we need to differentiate between various legislative codes as well as the penalties involved.
Theft (A.R.S. 13-1802). Theft in Arizona is covered extensively under state statutes. Generally, theft will be defined as:
These are simply a few of the many ways in which a person could face theft charges in Arizona. Please refer to the complete list or speak to an attorney about your particular case if you have questions. Penalties for theft vary depending on the value of the stolen property:
Shoplifting (A.R.S. 13-1805). Shoplifting is a form of theft that revolves around a person knowingly obtaining merchandise from a shopping establishment with the intent to deprive the establishment by:
Shoplifting cases that involve less than $1,000 of merchandise are prosecuted as a class 1 misdemeanor, which could result in no jail time to up to six months in jail and a fine. Shoplifting involving more than $1,000 will result in a felony charge (various felony levels depending on the total value). To learn more, speak with a knowledgable Chandler criminal defense lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been charged with theft or shoplifting, turn to an experienced attorney for help. At AZ Defenders, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our qualified and experienced team will thoroughly investigate the charges against you and work to formulate a sound defense strategy. If you need a Chandler theft and shoplifting attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.