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Theft Laws in Arizona

Arizona prosecutors take theft cases seriously. Under Arizona law, there are varying types and degrees of theft offenses. Each offense is based on the value of the items and the manner in which they were taken, but the consequences for any theft crime conviction will have a substantial impact on your liberty and civil rights.

If you or someone you care about is facing theft or grand theft charges, turn to the trusted criminal defense team at Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC. With over 40 years of collective experience and a team of attorneys that includes former prosecutors, a former police officer, and former judge, we truly understand all sides of the criminal justice system. We are prepared to put this invaluable insight to work in order to build an innovative and tailored legal strategy for your case. Based in Tempe, we serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and throughout all of Arizona.

Contact us online or call (480) 351-2228 now for a free, confidential consultation with one of our Arizona theft attorneys.

Types of Theft & Their Penalties in Arizona

Here is a list of theft crimes in the state of Arizona, as well as the possible penalties:

Class 2 Felony Theft

If the value of the property taken is at $25,000 or more, the offense will be charged as a Class 2 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 3 years and 12 years, 6 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 4 years, 6 months and 23 years, 3 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 10 years, 6 months and 35 years in prison

Class 3 Felony Theft

If the value of the property taken is $4,000 or more, but less than $25,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 3 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 2 years and 8 years, 9 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: Between 3 years, 6 months and 16 years, 3 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: Between 7 years, 6 months, and 25 years in prison

Class 4 Felony Theft

If the value of the property taken is $3,000 or more, but less than $4,000, the offense will be charges as a Class 4 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 1 year and 3 years, 9 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 2 years, 3 months and 7 years, 6 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 6 and 15 years in prison

Class 5 Felony Theft

If the value of the property taken is $2,000 or more, but less than $3,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 5 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 6 months to 2 years, 6 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 1 year and 3 years, 9 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 3 years and 7 years, 6 months in prison

Class 6 Felony Theft

If the value of the property taken is $1,000 or more, but less than $2,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 6 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 4 months and 2 years in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 9 months and 2 years, 9 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 2 years, 3 months and 5 years, 9 months in prison

Class 1 Misdemeanor Theft

If the value of the property taken is less than $1,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 1 Misdemeanor.

Possible punishments:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • 3 years of probation
  • $2,500 in court fines, plus surcharges

Why You Need an Attorney

In addition to the criminal penalties described above, a theft conviction will substantially impact your ability to obtain future employment and housing. It is vitally important to hire an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney to represent you in your case.

The Arizona theft/grand theft defense attorneys at Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC are prepared to put decades of combined legal experience on your side. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to seek reduced sentencing or a dismissal of your charges.

Contact us at (480) 351-2228 for a free, confidential case evaluation with our Arizona theft lawyers.

Why Oliverson & Huss

What you can expect when you hire our team. 
  • Over 40 Years of Collective Experience

    Over the length of their careers, the attorneys at Oliverson & Huss have helped thousands of people successfully fight their criminal charges.

  • Former Prosecutors & a Former Judge

    As former prosecutors, police officers and judges, our attorneys have experience on all sides of the law. This special insight allows them to better defend your case.

  • Highly Communicative & Responsive

    Our attorneys will work closely with you, diligently keeping you fully informed and updated on your case from beginning to end.

  • Team Approach to Your Case

    At Oliverson & Huss, you get access to three experienced attorneys who work together to achieve the best possible result for you.

The Power of a Team

When it comes to defending our clients, we believe two heads are better than one. When you hire us, you get a team of attorneys who will look at your case and offer their perspective in an effort to get you the best possible result.   

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