Is theft a felony or misdemeanor

The Arizona laws for theft as laid out in A.R.S. 13-1802 define theft in several different ways. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Taking an item without permission
  • Borrowing an item without asking permission
  • Having permission to borrow an item, but not following the rules set forth by the owner
  • Finding an item and keeping it without trying to find its proper owner
  • Controlling an item you know to be stolen
  • Obtaining an item or services through fraud
  • Obtaining a service you know is only available through compensation and not paying

 

Under Arizona theft laws, a theft will be considered a Class 1 Misdemeanor unless:

  • The value exceeds $1,000
  • The object is physically taken from someone
  • The object is a firearm
  • The object is an animal

Depending on the value and kind of item stolen, theft charges could range from a Class 1 Misdemeanor to a Class 2 Felony.

If you or someone you love has been charged with theft, it’s very important to have an experienced Arizona Defense Attorney in your corner.  At Tyler Allen Law Firm, we know what’s at stake and we will work tirelessly with you to create a personal defense and get the best possible outcome. Call us today at (602) 456-0545.

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