Scottsdale Theft Crime Lawyer
Top Scottsdale Defense Attorney, Call (602) 832-7404
At the Law Offices of Stephen L. Duncan, P.L.C., we personalize every case
we take by making it our own. Our founder has been practicing criminal
law since 1992. We have helped hundreds of Arizona residents defend themselves
against accusations of theft, assault, and more.
Why Choose Our Theft Crime Attorney?
- 20+ years of courtroom-tested experience
- Former prosecutor in Maricopa County
- Personalized defense tailored to your unique needs
- One-on-one service—you’re never a case number
Under Arizona law, theft can manifest itself in any number of ways and
is certainly not limited to physical property. Fraud and the uncompensated
use of for-pay services are both examples of more nuanced forms of theft.
Even the failure to make a reasonable attempt to restore lost property
to its owner can be a criminal offense. No matter what your charges involve,
speak with a lawyer immediately and strategize an effective
Penalties for Theft Convictions in Arizona
Depending on the circumstances, theft convictions can include both criminal
and civil penalties. For example, Class 2 felony theft carries a maximum
prison sentence of up to 12.5 years and fines of up to $150,000. In addition
to criminal penalties, those convicted of shoplifting in Arizona must
pay back to the merchant the value of the stolen property plus $250.
Theft classification in Arizona:
Class 1 misdemeanor:
Theft of property / services valued at less than $1,000
Class 4, 5, & 6 felonies:
Theft of property / services valued between $1,000 and $4,000
Class 3 felony:
Theft of property / services valued between $4,000 and $25,000
Class 2 felony:
Theft of property / services valued at more than $25,000
Beyond fines, probation, and jail time, having a felony conviction can
lead to all sorts of additional problems down the road. It often prevents
you from securing jobs, schooling, property, and more. You owe it to your
future to do everything in your legal power to mount a thorough defense.
This begins with finding a criminal defense attorney who will give you
the focus and attention you deserve.