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Property Crime Laws in Arizona

The laws governing property crimes in the state of Arizona can result in serious penalties, including incarceration, restitution, fines, community service and professional counseling. Property crimes in Arizona range from misdemeanors to major felonies such as residential burglary. The list below contains information on some of the property crime cases that could be defended by our legal team at MayesTelles PLLC.

Get a tough defense from top lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC. We handle a wide range of property crimes, from theft to arson and everything in between. Contact us today at (602) 428-7104 or by filling out an online contact form for a free evaluation.

Criminal Trespass

There are three degrees of criminal trespassing with first degree criminal trespassing being the most severe. ARS 13-1502 describes third degree criminal trespassing as “knowingly entering or remaining unlawfully on any real property” after law enforcement or the property owner has asked you to leave, or if there is a posted notice that notifies people that entry is prohibited. Third degree is a class 3 misdemeanor, second degree is a class 2 misdemeanor, and first degree is either a class 6 felony or class 1 misdemeanor.


Like criminal trespassing, there are three degrees of burglary. ARS 13-1506 defines third degree burglary as a class 4 felony that involves entering a private property with the intent of committing a felony (theft or otherwise). ARS 13-1507 defines second degree burglary as a class 3 felony, while ARS 13-1508 defines first degree burglary as a class 2 felony. Felony burglary involves entering a private property accompanied by a dangerous weapon or deadly instrument with the intent of committing a felony.


Chapter 17 of the Arizona Revised Statutes defines the property crime of arson.

Arson is further broken down into specific offenses such as:

Property Theft

Theft is one of the most common types of property crime. Some examples include stealing something from inside a private or nonresidential premises, whether on the property (such as a yard) or inside a structure on the property. Chapter 18 of the Arizona Revised Statutes details the various types of theft offenses.

Vandalism / Criminal Damage

Criminal damage (more commonly referred to as “vandalism”) is outlined in ARS 13-1602. Criminal damage is the criminal offense of knowingly and intentionally defacing or damaging someone else’s property. This might include things like graffiti, egging someone’s home, or tampering with someone’s property - such as a car to impair it from functioning.

Why You Should Hire a Phoenix Property Crime Lawyer

Any of the above charges could result in a wrongful conviction without proper legal defense. Unless you hire a skilled defense lawyer, you could end up spending time in jail or prison for a crime you are not guilty of committing. At MayesTelles PLLC, we will not stand for such injustice and could provide you with the determined and experienced representation that your case needs. Call today to learn more.

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The legal team at MayesTelles PLLC is experienced in the successful representation of clients who have been wrongfully charged with property crimes. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime of any kind in Arizona, don't wait to get in touch with our firm. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations.

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