ARIZONA SHOPLIFTING ATTORNEY
Under Arizona law, Shoplifting is defined at stealing or removing an item from a retail store. It is one of the most common criminal charges filed in Arizona’s courts. At Oliverson & Huss Law we have extensive experience handling thousands of shoplifting cases. Shoplifting is very serious and can have a substantial impact on your life and future. Not only are you looking at the possibility of jail time, high fines, and probation, but it could affect your ability to gain employment and housing. The possible penalties varies:
- If property taken was valued at less than $1,000 then it will be charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable with up to 6 months in jail, 3 years of probation and $2,500 in court fines plus surcharges;
- If property taken was valued between $1,000 and $2,000 it will be charged as a Class 6 felony, punishable with up to 2 years in prison for a first offense;
- If property taken was valued at $2,000 or more it will be charged as a Class 5 felony, punishable with up to 2.5 years in prison for a first offense;
- If the item stolen is a firearm it will be charged as a Class 6 felony;
- If you use a device to facilitate shoplifting it will be charged as a Class 5 felony.
Additionally, if you have any historical prior felony convictions and are convicted of another felony, the court will be required to sentence you to a term in prison. Don’t let a shoplifting charge impact your life and future.