Shoplifting is a common crime in Arizona, as there are many individuals who commit the act and feel that they won’t get caught. Many of them are juveniles, which results in them being tried through the juvenile court system or the case being settled out of court. When the crime is allegedly committed by an adult, a conviction can lead to a mark on the permanent record and this can make life difficult for someone looking for a job, trying to keep their existing one, looking for a place to live, and simply trying to move forward with their lives. We represent persons accused of shoplifting throughout Mesa, Phoenix, Scottdale, Glendale and more.
If you have been accused of shoplifting, you need an experienced Arizona shoplifting attorney to effectively represent you every step of the way so you can receive the best possible outcome. This starts with you knowing your rights and options so that you can make the right decisions.
Aggressive & Dedicated Arizona Shoplifting Defense
There are different types of shoplifting. There is the typical type where a person simply takes an item out of the store without paying for it. The second type of shoplifting occurs when someone tries switching tags or altering them in some way in order to get an item cheaper. The third type occurs when a person charges items to the account of an actual person or a fictitious person. The fourth is when items are transferred from one container to another.
Regardless of the type that you are charged with, there is always a defense strategy that can be used to get results. Your attorney will approach the case aggressively and give you the dedicated defense that you deserve.
Fighting Conviction To Avoid The Penalties
Your Arizona criminal defense attorney will work very hard to fight conviction so you can have the best possible future. The penalties being avoided include jail or prison time, fines, and surcharges that can add to the expense.
Shoplifting can be charged as a class 5 felony, a class 6 felony, or a class 1 misdemeanor. The maximum sentence can involve a 15 year prison term, depending on if there are any prior criminal convictions and other details surrounding the case. Myles A. Schneider & Associates will work with you and use the law, as well as the evidence in the case, to help you secure the outcome that you need to avoid as many of the penalties as possible and move forward with the rest of your life.
Contact An Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of shoplifting, then you need to make sure your rights are protected and that you know your options. To do this, you need a highly qualified attorney by your side every step of the way. Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD brings a great deal of experience to your case so that you can receive the best possible result. To learn more, call today at 602-926-7373 for a free consultation.