A Strong Defense Against Arizona Shoplifting Charges
In Arizona, any theft charge must always be taken with the utmost seriousness. Even a shoplifting or petty theft conviction can carry significant penalties. Depending on the value of the property that was allegedly stolen and the circumstances of the case, a sentence of up to six months in jail, plus fines and probation, can result from a seemingly minor incident. A mistake, a misunderstanding or a true case of mistaken identity can affect your future and even your freedom.
Let Us Protect Your Legal Rights
At The Baker Law Firm, LLC in Phoenix, our attorneys understand shoplifting charges in detail. We know the law, and we can protect your rights throughout the criminal process. If you are scared about what could happen to you after a shoplifting charge, especially if you have never been had legal trouble, get an experienced defense lawyer in your corner as soon as possible. Depending on the facts of your case, it may be feasible to work with prosecutors to get the criminal charges reduced or even dismissed.
Potential Consequences For Shoplifting
People from all backgrounds can face shoplifting charges. In your case, these charges may be false, or they may stem from an error in judgment. Any shoplifting charge, even a misdemeanor, can permanently damage your criminal record. Many potential employers look unfavorably upon any theft conviction, even a minor one.
Fortunately, in some Arizona shoplifting cases, diversion programs are available. Upon successful completion of such program, the criminal charges will be removed from your record. In jurisdictions that offer diversion programs, The Baker Law Firm, LLC will pursue them on your behalf, if appropriate.
Contact The Baker Law Firm, LLC | Get Your Questions Answered
If you or a loved one has been arrested for shoplifting or theft in Arizona, The Baker Law Firm, LLC can represent you in an aggressive, proactive manner. To learn more, contact us for an initial consultation. Call our firm’s Phoenix office at 602-842-0359.