Theft Charges

Defense Against Crimes of Theft

Are you facing theft charges in Arizona?

Security Camera - TheftHave 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 knowingly:

Controls property of another with the intent to deprive the other person of such property; or

Converts for an unauthorized term or use services or property of another entrusted to the defendant or placed in the defendant’s possession for a limited, authorized term or use; or

Obtains services or property of another by means of any material misrepresentation with intent to deprive the other person of such property or services; or

Comes into control of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property of another under circumstances providing means of inquiry as to the true owner and appropriates such property to the person’s own or another’s use without reasonable efforts to notify the true owner; or

Controls property of another knowing or having reason to know that the property was stolen; or

Obtains services known to the defendant to be available only for compensation without paying or an agreement to pay the compensation or diverts another’s services to the person’s own or another’s benefit without authority to do so.

If Convicted What Jail Term Could I Be Facing?

If you are charged with embezzlement, theft or larceny and the value is less a than $250.00 the charge can be filed as a class one (1) misdemeanor and carries a jail term of up to six (6) months.

If you are charged with embezzlement, theft or larceny and the value is more than $250.00 but less than $1,000.00, the charge can 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 you are charged with embezzlement, theft or larceny and the value is more than $1,000.00 but less than $2,000.00, the charge can 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 you are charged with embezzlement, theft or larceny and the value is more than $2,000.00 but less than $3,000.00, the charge can be filed as a class four (4) felony. The jail term for this charge is 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.

If you are charged with embezzlement, theft or larceny and the value is more than $3,000.00 but less than $25,000.00, the charge can be filed as a class three (3) felony. The jail term for this charge is 2.5 years to 7 years with probation eligibility for a first offense, 4.5 years to 13 years with one historical prior, and 10 years to 20 years with two historical priors.

If you are charged with embezzlement, theft or larceny and the value is $25,000.00 or more, the charge can be filed as a class two (2) felony. The jail term for this charge is 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.

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.


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