If you’ve been charged with Misdemeanor Theft, you may think it’s not a bit deal. The truth is, it’s a very big deal. Before you know it, a little shoplifting can become a class 4 felony, with serious prison time and devastating fines. If your child has been charged with shoplifting, know that can be on the hook for up to $1,000 plus the value of the goods. That’s why you need a seasoned attorney who can fight the charges. That’s why you need Paul Ramos.
In Arizona, Misdemeanor Theft charges can be brought when the value of the shoplifted property is less than $1,000. As a class 1 misdemeanor, a shoplifting conviction can result in up to six months in jail, up to three years probation, and up to $2,500 in fines. However, if the item shoplifted was a firearm, it moves from a Misdemeanor Theft misdemeanor to a class 6 felony.
Taking goods is only one type of crime under Arizona’s shoplifting statutes. Switching price tags is also against the law, as is the more serious shoplifting to promote or assist criminal gangs or using a container or other device to stash the goods.
There are many ways to win a Misdemeanor Theft case in Arizona, as well as ways to get the charges reduced and penalties minimized. Some of the most common defenses Paul Ramos uses are:
If you’ve been accused of Misdemeanor Theft, the time to act is NOW. You need an attorney by your side – but not just any attorney. Paul Ramos has been fighting and winning Misdemeanor Theft cases for nearly 30 years.
We have a solid track record of getting Misdemeanor Theft charges dismissed in Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, and cities and towns across Arizona. We’re standing by, ready to help you navigate Arizona’s complex criminal justice system.
Call us. We’ll deliver the aggressive defense you deserve and fight to prevent you from having a conviction haunt you for the rest of your life.
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