Theft is generally defined as stealing – the taking of someone else’s property without his or her consent. In this broadest sense, the term “theft” is often used to include crimes that the criminal law more precisely defines as burglary, robbery, or larceny. Burglary, for example, is surreptitiously breaking and entering with the intention of taking someone else’s possessions, while robbery is taking someone else’s possessions by force or the threat of force. The potential for violence makes robbery the most serious kind of theft, but if you face any criminal theft charges in the Phoenix area, you’ll need the immediate legal assistance of an experienced Phoenix theft attorney. You’ll need to call the law firm of Ariano & Associates, PLLC.
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Under the theft law in Arizona, theft crimes are charged as misdemeanor theft (petty theft charges) or as felony theft (grand thefts) depending on the amount or value of the money or item(s) stolen. A theft valued at less than $1,000 is a petty theft misdemeanor, and a conviction for petty theft in Arizona can be punished by up to six months in jail. Grand thefts are thefts valued at more than $1,000. Any grand theft conviction can land you in an Arizona state prison for at least two years, and if you steal more than $100,000, you could serve up to twelve-and-a-half years. Don’t let that happen if you can help it, and don’t take any further risks if you’re charged with theft – now or in the future – in the Phoenix area. The law on theft and the punishment for theft are just too severe. Contact an experienced Phoenix theft attorney with the law firm of Ariano & Associates immediately.
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A conviction for theft can have negative ramifications – especially for your employment and credit – that can affect you for the rest of your life. If you or someone you love has been charged with theft in the Phoenix area, you must hire an experienced Phoenix theft attorney as quickly as possible. A criminal defense lawyer with the Phoenix law firm of Ariano & Associates is the defense attorney you need. Ariano & Associates offers a free consultation to all new and prospective clients. A defense lawyer can examine the particulars of your theft case and explain your legal rights and options. If you are charged with theft in Phoenix, contact an experienced Phoenix criminal lawyer with Ariano & Associates by calling (602)207-8777 promptly.