Tucson Lawyers Representing Clients Accused of Theft Crimes in Arizona

Robbery, shoplifting, larceny and burglary defenses

Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC is an outstanding criminal defense firm in Tucson, Arizona. Our hard-hitting attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience representing clients in all levels of theft charges — from misdemeanor shoplifting to felony armed robbery. If you have been charged with a theft crime, do not delay in exercising your Constitutional rights to effective counsel. We protect your interests during the investigation stage and at trial.

Arizona theft laws

Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statues contains the state’s criminal code. Relevant theft laws include:

  • Chapter 15 — Burglary
  • Chapter 18 — Theft, shoplifting and issuing bad checks
  • Chapter 19 — Robbery
  • Chapter 20 — Forgery
  • Chapter 21 — Credit card fraud
  • Chapter 22 — Business and commercial frauds

Felony versus misdemeanor convictions

Some nonviolent thefts are at the cusp of a felony charge. Arrests for shoplifting and bounced checks may barely exceed the misdemeanor value threshold, but the consequences of a felony conviction are enormous. A felony conviction generally results in a longer jail sentence, higher fines and long-term repercussions to voting privileges, immigration status and gun ownership rights. Furthermore, a felony theft conviction can seriously restrict your employment opportunities. Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC considers it a priority to avoid or minimize incarceration and to reduce charges from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Armed robbery and burglary

A conviction for armed robbery or burglary in the second or third degree may result in extensive incarceration. Sometimes these crimes are committed out of desperation to escape poverty or support a drug habit and often they are connected to gang affiliation. A conviction and lengthy prison term only perpetuate a vicious cycle. Our attorneys are your staunch defenders, demanding fairness in the Tucson criminal courts and taking decisive action to put you in the best position possible.

Consult with our knowledgeable defense attorneys if you have been charged with a theft

To learn more about fighting theft charges, call Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC today at 520.777.0235 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.