The act of shoplifting is prohibited under Arizona law. An individual may be charged with shoplifting if they illegally remove the property from a retail store with the intent of not paying the full price for the item. Shoplifting is a very common crime in Arizona that is considered a misdemeanor in most offenses. However, shoplifting can be charged as a felony depending on the amount of prior offenses.
The types of punishment that an individual may face if convicted of shoplifting, may include jail time, probation, community service, restitution and fines.
An individual that is charged with shoplifting should contact The Newsome Firm right away to evaluate their possible options. This offense can have an ever lasting effect on a individual's life. Due to the nature of this type of offense, it is highly recommended that a person hire a criminal defense attorney that will fight on their behalf.