The act of theft is strictly prohibited under Arizona law. An individual may be charged with theft if they unlawfully take the property of another person with the intent to permanently deprive that person of their property. Due to the innocent nature of the victim, the criminal justice system looks to punish individuals convicted of theft.
Under Arizona law, theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Depending on the circumstances, punishment may consist of jail time, probation, community service, restitution and fines.
The Newsome Firm will fight hard to present your case and any legal issues involved. Some of the legal issues may include lack of evidence, unreliable witnesses or an inadequate police investigation. The effect of successful legal arguments can result in a possible dismissal of the charges or a reduction of the charges.
An individual that is charged with theft 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.