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ARIZONA THEFT ATTORNEY

Arizona prosecutors take theft cases seriously.  Under Arizona law there are varying type and degrees of theft offenses.  Each offense is based on the value of the items and the manner in which they were taken, but the consequences for each will have a substantial impact on your liberty and civil rights.  Here is a list of theft crimes and the possible penalties:

 

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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

 

In addition to the court penalties described above, a theft conviction will substantially impact your ability to get employment and housing.  It is vitally important to hire experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorneys to represent you in your case.

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