Theft is a serious charge in Arizona and encompasses a wide array of potential conduct or allegations. In addition, some theft charges require a mandatory prison sentence, without the possibility of probation.
Under Arizona law, theft is defined as any of the following if done “knowingly” or with sufficient knowledge:
Whether theft is a misdemeanor or felony and what level of felony depends on the value of the items or services allegedly stolen or obtained.
Depending on the circumstances, jail time and fines are accessed. If the value of the items or services allegedly stolen exceeds $100,000, individuals convicted are ineligible for probation.
For these reasons, if you face theft charges, you need an experienced Phoenix theft crimes attorney and criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.
At Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, we have nearly four decades of combined experience, with a considerable track record of success.
Our defense attorneys have successfully defended individuals charged with all types and ranges of theft crimes.
In many cases, we can prove that the property allegedly stolen was intended as a gift or the person had permission to use it. In other cases, we can ascertain that the state’s evidence or witness cannot establish beyond a reasonable doubt the identity of the defendant. Police may also have violated your constitutional rights in various ways. If so, it may result in the suppression of evidence obtained in an illegal search or the suppression of statements or confessions.
Contact the Phoenix criminal defense lawyers for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your defense. We offer payment plans and accept credit card payments.
Call (480) 562-3482 or email us.
If you have been charged with a DUI, drug charge, sex crime or any serious criminal offense, let an experienced defense team fight for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our partners today. Call (480) 562-3482 or send an email.