Our attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of theft charges across Arizona. Our team includes former prosecutors and we know how to win in the courtroom. If you have been charged with theft, we strongly urge you to contact our attorneys today to discuss your legal options and to look for ways to win your case.
Theft is a broadly-defined crime that can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. How theft is charged depends on the value of what was taken. The threshold for felony prosecution is if the value of the object taken is greater than $1000. As the amounts increase, so does the level of felony. The statute reads as follows.
ARS 13-1802: Theft of property or services with a value of twenty-five thousand dollars or more is a class 2 felony. Theft of property or services with a value of four thousand dollars or more but less than twenty-five thousand dollars is a class 3 felony. Theft of property or services with a value of three thousand dollars or more but less than four thousand dollars is a class 4 felony, except that theft of any vehicle engine or transmission is a class 4 felony regardless of value. Theft of property or services with a value of two thousand dollars or more but less than three thousand dollars is a class 5 felony. Theft of property or services with a value of one thousand dollars or more but less than two thousand dollars is a class 6 felony. Theft of any property or services valued at less than one thousand dollars is a class 1 misdemeanor, unless the property is taken from the person of another, is a firearm or is an animal taken for the purpose of animal fighting in violation of section 13-2910.01, in which case the theft is a class 6 felony.
If force is used, then theft converts to a robbery, which generally speaking is a far more serious crime. Another complicating factor is that criminal defendants are also responsible for the value of items taken by accomplices. As a result, a person caught up in a broad conspiracy may be charged with a very serious felony even if their own actions were minor.
Please contact us to learn more about the consequences you may face if you are charged with theft.
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