Phoenix Shoplifting Defense Lawyers
Have You Been Charged With Shoplifting in Arizona?
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 by:
Removing any of the goods from the immediate display or from any other place within the establishment without paying the purchase price; or
Charging the purchase price of the goods to a fictitious person or any person without that person’s authority; or
Paying less than the purchase price of the goods by some trick or artifice such as altering, removing, substituting or otherwise disfiguring any label, price tag or marking; or
Transferring the goods from one container to another; or
What Sentencing Could I Be Facing?
The classification of filing is based on the value of the stolen property. If the item stolen is a firearm, the charge will be field as a class six (6) felony. The jail term for this charge is .5 year to 1.5 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 1 year to 2.25 years with one historical prior and 3 years to 4.5 years with two historical priors.
If the value of the stolen item(s) is more than $2,500.00 the charge will be filed as a class five (5) felony. The jail term for this charge is .75 year to 2 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 1.5 years to 3 years with one historical prior and 4 years to 6 years with two historical priors.
If the value of the stolen item(s) is more than $1,000.00 but less than $2,000.00 the charge will be filed as a class six (6) felony. The jail term for this charge is .5 year to 1.5 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 1 year to 2.25 years with one historical prior and 3 years to 4.5 years with two historical priors.
If the value of the stolen item(s) is less than $1,000.00 the charge will be filed as a class one (1) misdemeanor. You could face up to six (6) months jail, and up to $2, 500 in fines with an 80% surcharge.
There are several defenses that can be used on this charge such as, Miranda Rights violation, denial of right to counsel and more. Alex Lane will look into your case to determine the State’s weaknesses and your strengths.
Let a Former Prosecutor Fight for You
The Law Offices of Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC strives to help relieve your anxiety. Alex Lane and his staff know how to fight criminal charges. We understand how stressful this experience is and we are committed to answering all of your questions and keeping you informed of all aspects of your case. Alex Lane has a long history of fighting criminal cases.
Attorney Alex Lane worked as a prosecutor for three years. Much of his time was spent in the Vehicular Crimes Bureau in the Major Crimes Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. This division focused on the most serious felony DUI cases, most of which involved serious injury or death. As such, Mr. Lane was involved in a large number of serious cases.
In addition, Mr. Lane has attended numerous seminars put on for law enforcement personnel and prosecuting attorneys. Many of these seminars discussed investigative tactics and trial techniques, and strategies of prosecutor. Because of this extensive experience, Mr. Lane has a complete understanding of how the police and prosecutors work, and can bring this experience to the table to defend you in your case.
Alex Lane is committed to putting his experience to use and getting you the best results possible and has the experience you need for a strong defense.
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We have experience in representing clients who are facing criminal allegations; we know how to investigate such matters and anticipate what the State will use against you. The Law Offices of Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC also has the availability to consult with several forensic experts to build a strong defense.
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The Law Offices of Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC will offer you our lowest rates, and payment plans are available. Let The Law Offices of Stewart & Lane deal with the complexity and anxiety of this situation for you. You can be confident that you will be in good hands and that you have an experienced legal attorney fighting for you.