When faced with burglary charges in Arizona, you may also be cited with Criminal Trespass. In addition, burglary charges can be cited in the first degree, second degree or third degree, and you can also be charged with possession of burglary tools.
The charge of forgery is also classified as “theft”, however; it has been assigned its own statute and carries its own sentencing. Forgery is charged as a class four (4) felony and has a jail term of 1.5 years to 3 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 3 years to 6 years with one historical prior, and 8 years to 12 years with two historical priors.
The charge of shoplifting can be filed as a class five (5) felony, class six (6) felony, or class one (1) misdemeanor. A person commits shoplifting if, while in an establishment in which merchandise is displayed for sale, the person knowingly obtains such goods of another with the intent to deprive that person of such goods.
Defense Against Crimes of Theft Are you facing theft charges in Arizona? Have you been charged with Theft? The charge of theft has an umbrella of charges that fall under this definition. Arizona considers the charge of embezzlement, theft, and larceny as the same crime. A person commits theft if, without lawful authority, the person…
The charge of Fraud Schemes is also a charge that falls under the umbrella of “theft”. This charge is filed as a class two (2) felony and has a jail term of 4 years to 10 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 6 years to 18.5 years with one historical prior, and 14 years to 28 years with two historical priors.