In Arizona, the penalties for shoplifting could include community service, mandatory counseling, jail time, heavy fines and long-term probation. These penalties increase depending on the value of the property stolen.
At the East Valley and Phoenix Law Office of Karl A. Mueller, we are dedicated to providing an aggressive shoplifting defense. Our Phoenix attorneys will aggressively defend your rights.
We Can Make A Real Difference
It is always worth the time and effort to seek representation from an experienced and resourceful criminal law attorney when you have been charged with shoplifting or petty theft. If you simply plead guilty, even to a misdemeanor charge, at the very least you will have to do community service, pay a fine, and you will have a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life, through college, job and loan applications.
The help of our skilled attorney can really make a difference. Especially in circumstances where the stolen merchandise is worth less than $200 or where it would be a first offense if convicted, it is often possible to eliminate the charge entirely, plead to a lesser charge and/or seek alternate sentencing such as diversionary or deferral programs.
When You Have Been Charged With Petty Theft, Contact Us
Have you, or your child, been charged with shoplifting? You need the help of a Phoenix lawyer with experience handling juvenile court cases. Contact us at the East Valley and Phoenix Law Office of Karl A. Mueller, today for your free initial consultation. Call 602-730-7857.