Theft is a charge taken very seriously by the state of Arizona that can have long-term effects, particularly on your employment and professional licenses Depending on the value of the items involved, the theft can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.
It is very easy for a theft to quickly become a felony. If someone stole electronics or other property worth just $1,000 or more, the theft is no longer a misdemeanor - it is a felony.
For a first-time offender or a juvenile, this elevation in charges can have a drastic effect.
A person commits theft when that person knowingly:
What To Do
By contacting Leavell & Rivera, PLC early in any theft, burglary or robber charge, we can help handle all law enforcement requests and work with prosecutors prior to charges being followed.
What your attorney will do
We have found the charges of theft can be the results false accusations or simple misunderstandings. An experienced attorney can greatly help your odds of a favorable resolution to your charges, including a dismissal because of weak evidence or a rights violations. Other potential reduced punishments could include community service, probation, fines and fees.