Theft in Arizona is a broad legal term and covers a wide range of potential charges. Theft charges include shoplifting, passing a bad check, failure to pay for services, burglary, robbery, auto theft, fraud, forgery, identity theft, embezzlement, and more. You can even be charged with theft if you possess property that the State says you had reason to know was stolen.
Along with the wide variety of theft charges in Arizona, there is an equally wide range of potential consequences. As attorneys that have represented hundreds of theft charges we have seen that theft convictions can range anywhere from a fine for a simple misdemeanor, up to very significant terms in prison for felonies.
The crime of Identity Theft is treated especially harshly in Arizona, and it is not uncommon for the State to seek prison if you are charged with taking or using someone else’s identification.
Theft may seem like a common crime, but that should not decrease the seriousness of it. With the extreme range of consequences and the wide variety of theft charges possible, it is important that you have one of our experienced Arizona criminal defense lawyers at your side, from the beginning of your case to the finish.
As Criminal Defense Lawyers we believe that anyone can make a bad decision and that you deserve to be treated fairly under the law. A criminal conviction of theft can follow you for the rest of your life, and we will work hard to find any option to keep that from happening. Together we will examine every aspect of your case, look at all the facts and defenses, and formulate a plan that allows you to get on with your life as soon and as painlessly as possible.
Whatever type of criminal theft charge you may be facing, if you are unsure of what your next move should be, understand that you do not have to face this alone. Contact Us right away and we will face this challenge together.