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Phoenix Property Theft Lawyer

There are various charges that a person can face in the Phoenix area that are related to theft. The level of offense and severity of the penalties depends on the facts related to each particular case. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, our qualified and experienced Phoenix property theft lawyers are ready to help if you are facing these charges. We will work to conduct a full investigation into your case so we can get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether.

Why is The Nunez Law Firm Your Best Choice?

If you are facing a serious property theft crime in Phoenix, turn to the criminal defense team at Nunez Law Firm to provide you with an experienced defense attorney to get you through this.

  • We bring more than two decades of legal experience handling complicated property theft cases to your side.
  • We ensure that every client understands their rights under the law, and we will meticulously research their case to develop the best legal strategy moving forward.
  • You will always have access to your attorney, meaning we are available to answer any questions or concerns you have about your case.

Penalties for Property Theft in Phoenix

We want to discuss the basic overview of Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13 Criminal Code § 13-1801. This charge is the general theft statute that is applied in Arizona. This should not be confused with robbery or burglary, as those are separate statutes.

Theft in Arizona is defined as:

  • Controlling another person’s property with the intention to deprive them of that property.
  • Obtaining property or services by making a misrepresentation with the intention to deprive another person of the services or property.
  • Controlling property while knowing or having reason to know that the property is stolen.

The charges and penalties associated with theft in Phoenix will vary depending on the value of the property stolen:

  • Less than $1,000. This is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in prison.
  • $1,000 to less than $2,000, a firearm, or an animal to be used in fighting. This is a class 6 felony punishable by 6 months to 1.5 years in prison.
  • $2,000 to less than $3,000. This is a class 5 felony punishable by 9 months to 2 years in prison.
  • $3,000 to less than $4,000, vehicle engine, or vehicle transmission. This is a class 4 felony punishable by 1.5 to 3 years in prison.
  • $4,000 to less than $25,000. This is a class 3 felony punishable by 2.5 to 7 years in prison.
  • $25,000 or more. This is a class 2 felony punishable by 4 to 10 years in prison.

The list above does not take into account any mitigating or aggravating circumstances which could enhance the charges and penalties a person faces for theft.

You Need An Attorney For Property Theft Charges

A Phoenix property theft attorney is going to be your line of defense against aggressive prosecutors in these cases, particularly when an alleged victim of the defense is pushing serious charges. An attorney can conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you in order to:

  • Obtain additional evidence that prosecutors may not have uncovered (or ignored) that shows another side of the story.
  • Negotiate with all parties involved to reach a fair plea deal if necessary.
  • Prepare your case to go in front of a jury trial to defend your rights.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we will conduct a full investigation into your case and provide a vigorous defense on your behalf. Please do not rely on an overworked public defender if you are facing any property theft charges. Let our skilled Phoenix property theft lawyers get to work on your behalf today. If you or somebody you love is facing any kind of property theft charge in Phoenix, you need to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible, call our law firm for a free case consultation (602) 500-0000.