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Understanding Shoplifting’s Legal Consequences

Shoplifting is one of the more common crimes in the court system. A brief lapse in judgment can result in significant consequences. In Arizona, a person commits shoplifting by knowingly obtaining another’s goods with the “intent” to deprive the person of their goods. The consequences of a shoplifting conviction depend entirely on the value of the stolen goods. If the value of the goods is less than $1,000, it is a misdemeanor. If the value of the goods is greater than $1,000, it is a felony. Either way, they are both considered criminal charges and could result in prison or jail.

If you have been arrested for shoplifting, even if it’s your first shoplifting offense in Arizona, don’t make the poor decision of not hiring an attorney. Matthew Lopez, founder of Matthew Lopez Law, PLLC, is an experienced attorney who regularly represents clients accused of shoplifting in Tempe, Chandler and Mesa and throughout Arizona.

We Work For The Best Outcome For You

As a highly recognized criminal defense attorney, Matthew Lopez knows how to establish effective and innovative defenses in an effort to get his clients’ charges reduced or dismissed. From your initial consultation, you will immediately feel at ease knowing you have an attorney who truly cares about your well-being and who will do everything in his power to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case. We listen closely to your side of the story to understand what happened and the best defenses to use in your case.

Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation

If you are facing any type of criminal charge, you need a lawyer who is passionate about criminal defense and who will provide you with individualized attention. If you have been arrested for shoplifting in Tempe, Chandler, Mesa or anywhere in Arizona, call our offices at 602-960-1731 or email the firm for a free consultation!