Flagstaff Theft Crime Lawyer
Aggressive & Experienced Defense for Property Crimes in Arizona
The United States values a variety of rights, including life, liberty and property. Thus, when property is unlawfully deprived of one person by another, the justice system does not treat these matters lightly. While not all theft crimes are violent, all theft crimes have the potential to be punished as if they were.
As a former prosecutor and magistrate judge, our Flagstaff theft crime attorney is well aware that you could face the maximum sentence for your alleged incident. Depending on the circumstances, theft crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. This means that aspects of your case such as the value of the property taken and how it was taken will play a crucial role in your final sentencing. Thus, having an aggressive advocate on your side can make all the difference in your case. At The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC, our determined Flagstaff theft crime attorney commits to tirelessly fighting for your rights.
Representing Theft Crime Cases in Flagstaff, AZ
Regardless of how severe your accusation is, our defense lawyer has learned from experience that the prosecution can be brutal when attacking defendants charged with any type of theft. Luckily, we have the competence needed to fight a wide range of theft crimes, including:
These theft crimes come with harsh punishments if convicted. In addition to facing possible jail time and court fees, a judge may also order you to pay restitution, which can seriously impede your financial plans for the future. However, we can fight those restitution orders and reduce your possible financial penalties so that you can walk away from your case without sacrificing your hard-earned money.
There are several aspects that the prosecution must prove to secure a conviction, such as:
- The property was taken.
- The identity of the rightful property owner.
- The property value.
- The identity of the person who took the property
- Asserting that the person who took the property had no legal right to it.
The prosecution is responsible for proving each of these points, and if they are unsuccessful in doing so, the defendant is unlikely to be convicted. Attorney Adam Zickerman was a former prosecutor, meaning he knows how the opposition thinks and has the skill to help represent you effectively.
If you are facing charges for a theft crime, don't hesitate to contact us today to start your defense!
How Long Do You Go to Jail for Theft?
In Arizona, the length of jail time you can face for theft largely depends on the classification of the theft offense. For example, if you are convicted of Class 2 felony theft the maximum sentence is 35 years. However, if convicted of Class 2 misdemeanor (petty) theft, you can face up to six months in jail.
Theft Classifications in Arizona
In Arizona, the classification of theft crimes depends on the circumstances that surround the crime as well as the dollar value of the items that were stolen. The possible classifications for theft include:
- Class 1 misdemeanor: Theft of property or services that are valued at less than $1,000
- Class 6 felony: Theft of property or services that are valued at least $1,000 but less than $2,000
- Class 5 felony: Theft of property or services that are valued between $2,000 and $3,000
- Class 4 felony: Theft of property or services that are valued between $3,000 and $4,000
- Class 3 felony: Theft of property or services that are valued between $4,000 and $25,000
- Class 2 felony: Theft of property or services that are valued at $25,000 or greater
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges for theft, you must retain our defense as soon as possible to best avoid serious penalties.
Don't Delay. Call The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC Today!
If you have been charged with a theft crime, you need to hire our attorney as soon as possible to begin your defense. By choosing our Flagstaff theft crime lawyer, you are getting a litigator known for his knowledge, skill, resources, and tenaciousness. Thus, you can rest assured that your case will be well taken care of and placed in the hands of an excellent advocate.
My family and I are grateful for his time and effort that he put forth towards my son's case.- Michelle K.
Would hire again if anything!- Bobby D.
It was a long (three years) and hard battle. However Gib and his staff never gave up.- Jay W.
He is very accessible to his clients, even during traditionally "off hours"- Rex S.
He’s not just the right choice - he’s the only choice.- Alexandria F.