Theft Crime Lawyer in Tempe, Arizona
Advocacy from Former Prosecutors
According to the annual crime report published by the Arizona Department
of Public Safety, there were 33,809 arrests made regarding theft offenses
in the state of Arizona in 2012. These crimes resulted in more than $107
million in stolen goods. Penalties may include incarceration and fines.
The resultant criminal record could profoundly impact your freedom and
What is Considered Theft in Arizona?
Theft can encompass a wide variety of offenses that range from simple misdemeanors
to more serious felonies.
When an individual knowingly does one of the following, they can be charged
- Taking control of someone's property with the intent to keep those items
- Obtaining someone's property using fraud or misrepresentation
- Taking control of properly knowing it was stolen
- Obtain services or goods without paying
Penalties for theft can vary depending on the value of the goods stolent,
and whether there are other aggravating factors such as injuries to the
victim or weather a weapon was used.
Arizona Theft & Larceny Charges
Theft crimes include but are not limited to:
- Auto theft/theft of means of transportation
- Robbery, armed robbery, or aggravated robbery
- Possession of burglary tools
- Retail scams
- Check fraud, including bad checks
White collar crimes, including Credit card theft, Identity theft, Forgery, and more
One thing is true of all these crimes: They carry serious penalties and
the potential to turn your life upside down if you are convicted. Even
a "minor" shoplifting offense can result in serious penalties.
Arizona law enforcement cracks down on these offenses. If you have been
arrested or spoken to regarding a theft offense by law enforcement officials,
it is crucial that you receive the counsel of a knowledgeable
criminal defense attorney in Tempe right away.
Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation in Tempe
We offer free initial case evaluations to our potential clients to help
them understand their options before making a commitment. We are proud
to offer skilled and effective representation. Our attorneys are members
of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association
of Criminal Defense Lawyers. We have an A+ accreditation from the Better
Business Bureau® and a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo.
For a FREE consultation,
contact Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.
today at (480) 568-6622.