Attorney Robert A. Butler has defended numerous theft and shoplifting charges including conducting jury trials and trials to the judge.
Shoplifting Charges in Arizona
Shoplifting generally refers to taking property (usually from a store) with the intent to deprive the owner of their goods. The actual legal definition in Arizona is found in ARS 13-1805. Shoplifting includes concealing the item, price switching, grab and run, changing into clothes displayed for sale, charging the purchase price of the goods to a fictitious person or any person without that person’s authority and fraudulent returns.
If the value of the goods stolen is less than $1,000.00, the crime is a misdemeanor. If the value of the goods is greater than $1,000.00, you can be charged with a felony.
We understand how to investigate and defend these charges. You deserve experienced and skillful representation for your shoplifting case.
Theft Charges in Arizona
ARS 13-1802A1 defines theft as: without lawful authority, the person knowingly controls property of another with the intent to deprive the other person of the property.
The penalties for theft range from a class one misdemeanor to a class 2 felony.
If you have been charged with theft, please contact us as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the more we can do to protect your rights.