Hire Experienced Robbery Charges Defense in Phoenix

In Arizona, the crime of taking something that doesn’t belong to you is not the only characteristic of robbery. Robbery involves taking someone’s property against their will while using force and is a felony in the state of Arizona that can lead to harsh penalties.

If you’ve been charged with robbery, you need an experienced robbery charges defense attorney from The Shah Law Firm LLC by your side. With over 12 years of experience, our legal team has defended criminal law cases, including robbery, and can conduct a thorough investigation of your case to create an effective defense for you.

Types of Robbery Charges

Robbery charges range from Class 2 to Class 4 felonies. The lower the number class, the more serious the crime and the higher the penalty is for you. For example, simple robbery is a Class 4 felony. This means that force was used to take someone else’s property. Aggravated robbery is a Class 3 felony and is defined as simple robbery, but with accomplices. Armed robbery involves the use of a deadly weapon and is a Class 2 felony.

At The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona, we are familiar with defenses that can be used in robbery charges cases and we’re committed to protecting your rights every step of the way.

Robbery Charges Defenses

There are many reasons why a defendant who has been charged with robbery is found innocent. For example, the defendant may get reduced or dismissed charges if they were forced to commit the robbery or were under duress. Intoxication can also sometimes be used as a defense. At The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona, we will use our expertise to determine the best defense to help reduce your sentence.

Call to Schedule a No-Cost Legal Consultation with a Robbery Charges Defense Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona Today

If you’ve been charged with robbery, it’s important to schedule a no-cost legal consultation with a robbery charges defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. To schedule this important consultation, call The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona at (602) 888-0369 and allow our legal experts to represent you.

We serve Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear and Apache Junction.

Theft Crimes in Arizona

Arizona’s definition of theft is to intentionally take someone’s personal property without a legal right to the property, or consent to take the property by the owner. If you have been arrested or charged with theft in Arizona, this is a serious charge and can range from a misdemeanor to felony theft. Understanding the different types of theft crimes in Arizona and what the penalties are can help you build a strong case for your defense.

Definition of Theft in Arizona

If a person has knowingly and with intention taken someone else’s property without the legal right to do so, it is considered theft under Arizona state law. Some examples of theft include:

  • Taking someone’s property for an unauthorized period of time
  • Committing fraud to take another’s property
  • Taking lost property without making a reasonable effort to locate the original and proper owner
  • Controlling someone’s property without the intention of returning it
  • Taking goods or services with no intent to pay

The landscape of criminal law regarding theft crimes is complex and challenging, and ever-changing. Contacting an experienced defense attorney if you have been charged with any theft crime, even a minor one, can help you understand your rights, and provide you the legal representation that can help your case.

Misdemeanor Theft vs. Felony Theft in Arizona

The dollar amount and value of the item stolen will determine whether the case is prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony in the state of Arizona. Typically, the higher the dollar amount, the higher the penalties. If any item stolen exceeds $1000 it will likely be classified as a felony. Exceptions to this law exist for stealing a firearm or animal. Additionally, if there are violent circumstances surrounding the theft, harsher penalties are typically requested.

Unique Types of Theft

While most people consider theft to include shoplifting, burglary, or embezzlement, there are other types of theft that are common and can deprive owners of substantial sums of money.

  • Trade Secret Theft. Arizona businesses work hard to create unique services or products. Under Arizona Criminal Code Section 13-1820 if any person steals a trade secret and then attempts to sell that trade secret for profit, it is considered a class 5 felony.
  • Identity Theft Identity theft continues to grow as a criminal offense throughout the United States, and also in Arizona. If someone uses a person’s personal information without consent, permission or approval, it is considered identity theft. The Federal Identity Theft Law can be found at 18 U.S.C. § 1028 and is considered a class 4 felony in Arizona.

Contact an Experienced Theft Lawyer

Being charged or arrested for a theft crime is a serious matter, and Arizona has harsh and strict penalties for any crime involving theft. While this may be a frightening and overwhelming time, your first step should be to seek legal representation. Criminal law involving theft is complex, and theft crimes can range from misdemeanors to third-degree felonies. You need a theft lawyer that not only understands the law but will be dedicated to defending you and helping you either negotiate, settle, or defend your case.
Our firm’s founder, Arja Shah, will aggressively advocate for your rights. If you have been arrested or charged with a theft crime, contact Ms. Shah at (602) 888-0369 or by filling out the law firm’s online form.

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