A theft crime is the illegal act of taking or using another person’s property without permission or consent. Additionally, it’s considered theft to accept or receive property that you know to be stolen. These charges can include:
- Auto Theft
- Misdemeanor Theft
- Felony Theft
- Armed Robbery
- Credit Card Theft
- Identity Theft
Theft charges are serious in Arizona, with the range of sentencing to include probation, fines, restitution, community service, counseling, jail and prison. It’s important to get an experienced lawyer on board early to fight for dismissal or a reduced sentence if necessary. The penalty for theft charges depend on the value of the stolen property, the manner in which it was taken, the number of items taken, if a weapon was used and the criminal history of the accused.
If you are facing theft charges in the Phoenix area, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. The Mendelson Law Firm is dedicated to finding justice for our clients and has a solid reputation from years of successful legal representation. Please contact Wendy Mendelson for an initial consultation to get started on your defense.