Experienced Theft Lawyers
Our Theft Lawyers have been practicing Criminal Defense Law locally in the Phoenix Area since 1987. Don’t put your future in less experienced hands. Choose our experience to defend your rights in court!
Penalties of Being Charged With Theft
People charged with theft are often surprised at how harsh the penalties are. In Arizona, you can be charged with a felony for theft of goods or services of $1,000 or more. Stealing one laptop computer or a plasma TV could result in a class 6 felony with up to two years in prison if convicted.
You must take all theft charges seriously. Even a misdemeanor conviction on your record will look bad to potential employers, landlords, banks and colleges. Here at Chuck Franklin Law, we understand how a theft crime conviction can affect your life. My legal team and I will investigate the charges against you and prepare a defense with the goal of reducing the charges, dismissing the charges or going to trial.
Defense Against State And Federal Charges
I provide representation in cases involving theft crimes and fraud crimes, including:
- Misdemeanor and felony theft
- Accepting and trafficking stolen property
- Burglary and robbery
- Theft of means of transportation/vehicles
- Identity theft
- Credit card theft
- Computer crimes
- Money laundering
- Fraudulent Schemes
When theft crimes are nonviolent, the seriousness of the charges are based on the value of the property or services that were stolen. Misdemeanor theft is generally charged when the value of stolen goods is less than $1,000.
Felony charges include:
|Value of stolen property/services||Felony charge|
|$1,000 – $2,000||Class 6|
|$2,000 – $3,000||Class 5|
|$3,000 – $4,000||Class 4|
|$4,000 – $25,000||Class 3|
|$25,000 or more||Class 2|
If the value is $100,000 or more, the offender will be charged with a class 2 felony and may not be eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement until the sentence has been served.
Contact Attorney Chuck Franklin about Theft Defense Today!
For a free consultation call Chuck Franklin Law today at 480-545-0700!