Shoplifting is a theft crime in Arizona and can carry long-lasting consequences if not handled correctly. Most Arizona shoplifting cases are categorized as misdemeanors, but the County Attorney's Office can choose to charge a shoplifting case as a more serious felony shoplift or theft. The category of the charged crime (misdemeanor or felony) depends on the value of the goods and the method used to commit the offense.
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You can be charged with Shoplifting even if you didn't steal an item or remove it from a store. Under Arizona's Shoplifting law (A.R.S. § 13-1805), the following actions can result in shoplifting charges:
But here's the problem with each of these: these things can happen quite easily by accident or mistake. Many of us have walked out of a grocery store and started loading the trunk only to discover an item in the cart that wasn't paid for. Many times, the store will mislabel or incorrectly tag an item's price.
The law requires the prosecution to prove that items were shoplifted on purpose or with intent to steal them. Guardian Law Group will challenge the evidence supporting this burden and work to negotiate a non-criminal resolution to your case.
Bottom line: the only thing that matters to Guardian Law Group is a positive outcome in your case. We will always fight for a complete dismissal. However, we are often able to successfully negotiate a diversion program, a deferred prosecution agreement, or another non-conviction outcome.
If you're charged with Shoplifting, don't wait. Retain an aggressive, experienced Arizona attorney today.
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