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ARIZONA EMBEZZLEMENT ATTORNEY

Under Arizona law, A.R.S. 13-1802, fraudulent misappropriation or embezzlement is referred to as theft.  The possible punishment depends on the value of the property taken as follows:

 

Class 2 Felony– If the value of the property taken is at $25,000 or more. (Possible Punishment)

  • First offense: Probation with up to 1 year in jail.  If prison is ordered then between 3-12.5 years in prison;
  • 1 Historical Prior Felony Conviction: Between 4.5-23.25 years in prison;
  • 2 Historical Prior Felony Convictions: Betwen 10.5-35 years in prison.

 

Class 3 Felony– If the value of the property taken is $4,000 or more, but less than $25,000. (Possible Punishment)

  • First offense: Probation with up to 1 year in jail.  If prison is ordered then between 2-8.75 years in prison;
  • 1 Historical Prior Felony Conviction: Between 3.5-16.25 years in prison;
  • 2 Historical Prior Felony Convictions: Between 7.5-25 years in prison.

 

Class 4 Felony– If the value of the property taken is $3,000 or more, but less than $4,000. (Possible Punishment)

  • First offense: Probation with up to 1 year in jail.  If prison is ordered then between 1-3.75 years in prison;
  • 1 Historical Prior Felony Conviction: 2.25-7.5 years in prison;
  • 2 Historical Prior Felony Convictions: 6-15 years in prison.

 

Class 5 Felony– If the value of the property taken is $2,000 or more, but less than $3,000. (Possible Punishment)

  • First offense: Probation with up to 1 year in jail.  If prison is ordered then between 6 months to 2.5 years in prison;
  • 1 Historical Prior Felony Conviction: 1-3.75 years in prison;
  • 2 Historical Prior Felony Convictions: 3-7.5 years in prison.

 

Class 6 Felony– If the value of the property taken is $1,000 or more, but less than $2,000. (Possible Punishment)

  • First offense: Probation with up to 1 year in jail.  If prison is ordered then between 4 months to 2 years in prison;
  • 1 Historical Prior Felony Conviction: Between 9 months to 2.75 years in prison;
  • 2 Historical Prior Felony Convictions: Between 2.25 to 5.75 years in prison.

 

Class 1 Misdemeanor– If the value of the property taken is less than $1,000. (Possible Punishment)

  • Up to 6 months in jail, 3 years of probation and $2,500 in court fines plus surcharges.

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