Theft is a common charge in Arizona. The severity of potential punishment will depend on several factors as theft is often charged in conjunction with other offenses. If you have been accused of theft then it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney right away to ensure that your rights are protected. Call our lawyer today to schedule a consultation.
Phoenix defense attorney representing those accused of misdemeanor and felony theft
Theft occurs when one takes control of another’s property without their permission. The level of the charge will depend on the value of the items taken. If the goods had a value of less than $1,000 then one will likely face misdemeanor charges. On the other end of the spectrum if the goods stolen were extremely valuable the accused may be facing a class two felony. This means that cases may proceed in Municipal Court, Justice Court, or Superior Court depending on the facts of the case. Several other charges are typically filed along with theft allegations. These additional charges include burglary, firearm related offenses, and others. If you are an Arizona resident and have been charged with theft then you are facing a serious situation. Contact a defense lawyer immediately.
Bretton Barber is a Phoenix defense lawyer defending those who face theft charges. After your initial consultation our office will quickly obtain arrest reports, security footage, and any evidence the prosecution intends to use against you. If statements were made, in violation of your Miranda rights then we will file to exclude them from Court. We will also ensure that you are protected against any other search & seizure violations by law enforcement while conducting a thorough investigation of the incident. We will ensure that you are prepared for trial and that you know what to expect from the process. We are ready to assist you. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Phoenix lawyer providing a high level of communication to clients who have been charged with theft
We understand that this is a stressful time in your life. This stress is compounded by the fact that the impact of a theft charge can vary. As discussed above, you may be facing a felony, a misdemeanor, or a combination of charges. Our lawyer will stay in regular communication with you from beginning to end and work to ensure that you understand the status of your case as matters progress. Bretton will make himself available to answer any questions you may have and he regularly provides clients with his cell phone number. Criminal defense is not a “do it yourself” project which is why we provide the highest level of service we feel is possible.