Shoplifting

Shoplifting Attorney In Phoenix

According to the state of Arizona, shoplifting is stealing or removing an item from a retail store. This crime is a commonly prosecuted charge in Arizona and will require you to consult with an attorney. Because this charge is a serious offense and can come with some severe penalties, it’ll be important that you have an experienced attorney by your side to make sure you get the best outcome possible. 

If you have been charged with shoplifting, it is important that you consult with a criminal defense attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who has defended thousands of cases over a 20+ year period in Phoenix. Having an attorney that knows how to effectively break down the specifics of a shoplifting case will provide you with a chance that you might not otherwise have in getting your charge dismissed or reduced. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.

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What Is Considered Shoplifting In Arizona?

Shoplifting can happen in any business in which merchandise is sold. According to the state of Arizona, shoplifting involves the following:

  • Stealing merchandise.
  • Removing an item for sale or on display without paying for it.
  • Intentionally altering or removing a price tag or label in order to pay less than the marked price.
  • Concealing merchandise or intentionally moving items for the purpose of concealment.
  • Paying for merchandise with a false account or with an account that belongs to another person without his or her knowledge, consent, or authorization.
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Penalties For A Shoplifting Charge In Phoenix

The penalties you could be facing for a shoplifting charge will depend on the specifics of the situation. The more valuable the property, the more serious the criminal charge and penalty. The charges and penalties breakdown as follows:

  • If the property is valued at less than $1,000 (Class 1 Misdemeanor): Up to 6 months in jail and $2,500 in fines.
  • If the property is valued between $1,000 and $2,000 (Class 6 Felony): Up to 18 months in prison and $150,000 in fines.
  • If the property is valued at $2,000 or more (Class 5 Felony): Up to 2 years in prison and major fines.
  • If the item stolen is a firearm (Class 6 Felony): Up to 18 months in prison and $150,000 in fines.
  • If there is a device used to facilitate shoplifting (Class 5 felony): Up to 2 years in prison and major fines.

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At Aeed Law, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will be working directly with an attorney who has 20+ years of criminal defense experience that knows how to break down the specifics of a shoplifting case and will provide you with a chance that you might not otherwise have in getting your charge dismissed or reduced.

‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other areas around Maricopa County. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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