Shoplifting Defense Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona

Shoplifting is serious crime in Arizona, with lasting ramifications. Shoplifting is more than just taking something that does not belong to you. In the eyes of the Phoenix authority, shoplifting is classified as an act where an individual takes a good without paying for it, paying below the purchase price by changing price tags or tearing it off, or hiding merchandise so that the seller has a potential loss of profit. Often times, one can experience false allegations of shoplifting and face some real consequences.

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Consequences of Shoplifting

Shoplifters can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the product stolen and the market value of it. If the act is deemed a misdemeanor, the charge will usually take place in a municipal/city court or the Maricopa County Justice court in the city where the crime took place.

Consequences vary depending on what was shoplifted. The penalties can also change depending on what jurisdiction the crime falls under. Each county has their own way of dealing with theft. But first-time offenses can sometimes be repaid through community service. Other punishments can go all the way to including jail time and heavy fines, depending on the value of the goods.

Unlike other misdemeanors, charged citizens can request a trial by jury. This means that settlements can also be obtained outside of court. In order to convict an individual, the State must be able to prove that the defendant is guilty without a reasonable doubt and that they were of sound mind.

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It can be damaging to have charges of theft on your record. Contact our experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorneys review your case today! Know your legal rights.

Our Proven Record of Results

  • Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses

    Case Dismissed

  • Client Charged with Shoplifting

    Conviction Set Aside

  • Client Charged with Shoplifting

    Conviction Set Aside

  • Client Charged with Trespass & Assault

    Not Guilty

  • Client Charged with Four Felony Counts

    Charges Reduced

  • Client Charged with DUI

    Reduced to Reckless Driving

  • Client Facing Assault Felony

    Sentence Reduced & Jail Term Deferred

  • Client Charged with DUI

    Charges Reduced

  • Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

    All Charges Dismissed

  • Client Charged with 4 Counts of Aggravated DUI

    Case Dismissed

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