Aggressive, Affordable Tempe Petty Theft Lawyer 24/7
If you’ve been charged with petty 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.
Types of Arizona Petty Theft Charges
In Arizona, petty 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 petty 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.
Beating a Petty Theft Charge in Tempe or Surrounding Cities
There are many ways to win a petty 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:
- Asserting that you didn’t intend to take the goods
- Defending your good character and ability to pay for the goods
- Maintaining that someone switched the price tags on the goods in question
- Arguing that another person placed the goods in your bag
- Asserting that the police violated your rights
Paul Ramos Gets Tempe Petty Theft Charges Dropped & Reduced
If you’ve been accused of petty 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 petty theft cases for 23 years.
We have a solid track record of getting petty 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.