A 46-year-old man was reportedly arrested and accused of committing burglary at several strip malls on the North side of Tucson a couple of weeks ago. According to a news article detailing the suspect’s arrest, he also faces felony warrant and burglary charges and has been booked in Pima County Jail. Authorities say that he is also connected to nearly 50 burglaries beginning in September that occurred in the following cities throughout Pima County: Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita. In addition, it was stated that he has already been charged in two of those 50 burglary cases.
Because burglary is considered to be a type of theft crime, the punishment in a case like this can vary. In general, if the value of stolen goods is less than $1,000, the defendant can face a class 1 misdemeanor and up to 6 months in jail. Generally speaking, as the total value of the stolen item(s) increases, so do the penalties if convicted of criminal theft in Arizona.
Although it is impossible to know what punishment a judge will ultimately hand down for a theft crime like burglary, it is possible for defendants to reduce the severity of their charges by hiring a criminal defense attorney. As a result of their background in theft crimes, qualified burglary defense lawyers are equipped to combat the prosecution’s case. If you are facing criminal allegations of theft, including burglary, credit card fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, petty theft, robbery, shoplifting, or stealing, contact the criminal defense attorneysat JacksonWhite. Our team includes a former Arizona prosecutor who knows the ins and outs of Arizona’s criminal justice system. We offer free consultations and our phone line is open 24/7. Call us today at (480)-818-9943 and learn how we can help you move past a theft charge and get the fresh start you deserve!