Phoenix Burglary Lawyers
Burglary 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 misdemeanor theft crimes such as shoplifting to major felonies such as trafficking in stolen property and residential burglary.
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In and of itself, burglary can be committed in one of three degrees:
Third degree burglary (A.R.S. §13-1506):
- Committed by entering or remaining in a nonresidential structure with the intent of committing a crime inside
- Gaining entrance to any part of a motor vehicle using a manipulation or master key
- Class 4 felony, punishable by 1.5 to 3 years in prison, or up to 3.75 years for an aggravated offense
Second degree burglary (A.R.S. §13-1507):
- Committed by entering or remaining in a residential structure with the intent of committing a crime inside
- Class 3 felony, punishable by 2.5 to 7 years in prison, or up to 8.75 years for an aggravated offense
First degree burglary (A.R.S. §13-1508):
- Any of the above offenses where the offender knowingly possesses explosives, a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument during the act
- Class 3 felony in nonresidential structures; class 2 felony in residential structures
Anyone who has been wrongfully arrested for a burglary offense must hire a defense lawyer immediately. The longer you wait to retain an attorney, the less time can be dedicated to building your defense, so call MayesTelles PLLC today if you are facing charges.
Burglary Defense Strategies
In order to prosecute someone for burglary, it has to be proven that the defendant had the intent to commit a crime once they entered into the building. Proving the intent of another person makes prosecution difficult, but brings about an opportunity for a successful defense. Some strategies that we use when defending clients against burglary charges include:
- Showing a lack of intent
- Casting doubt on the prosecution
- Challenging evidence
- Put together your 'story' using truth and facts in the case
- Determining whether a denial, admission or confession would help the case
- Negotiating plea bargains if necessary
In order to better your chances of success in your burglary case, seek representation from an experienced theft attorney in Phoenix. MayesTelles PLLC has handled countless burglary cases and we can help you!
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At the criminal defense firm of MayesTelles PLLC, we are experienced in successfully representing clients who have been charged with property crimes such as burglary, criminal trespass and criminal damage.
If you have been arrested or charged with a burglary in Arizona, contact a Phoenix burglary lawyer from our firm to discuss your case or legal issue.
Client Charged with Four Felony Counts
Our client, Ms. D., was charged with two counts of forgery - a class 4 Felony as well as theft - a class 2 Felony and also fraudulent schemes and artifices - a class 2 Felony. We were able to get her conviction reduced to a class 6 undesignated felony with the opportunity to reduce further to a misdemeanor. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Multiple Felony Theft Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with Theft of Means of Transportation (Class 3 Felony) and Trafficking in Stolen Property (Class 3 Felony). Both class 3 felonies have a possible sentencing range of 2 - 8.75 years in prison. We were able to get our client's charge reduced to a Class 1 Misdemeanor with no jail time. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Faced Felony Burglary Charge
Our client was charged with class 3 felony burglary. We were able to get this charge completely dismissed.
Trafficking in Stolen Property (Felony 3)
Our client was charged with Trafficking in Stolen Property, a Felony 3. We were able to get the charge reduced to a Felony 6 offense.
Client Charged with Shoplifting
Our client, Ms. H., was charged with shoplifting - a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get her conviction set aside. Location: Phoenix Municipal Court
Felony 3 Theft Offense
Our client was charged with Theft of Means of Transportation, a Felony 3 in Arizona. MayesTelles was able to achieve a case dismissal.