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 your life.

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 with theft:

  • 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
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • 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.