Theft and Shoplifting
Under Arizona Law, Theft is a crime that involves the unlawful taking or use of another person’s property. Shoplifting is a criminal charge of theft of merchandise from store. There are several factors which may determine the exact theft crime that a prosecutor will charge as well as whether the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony.
Under Arizona law, Burglary is the crime of unlawfully entering residential or nonresidential property with the intent to commit any theft or any felony (A.R.S. §§ 13-1506, 13-1507, 13-1508). Burglary in the Third Degree (non-residential) is a Class 4 Felony. Burglary in the Second Degree (residential) is a Class 3 Felony.
Burglary in the First Degree is the commission of a burglary while in possession of an explosive, a deadly weapon, and/or a dangerous instrument. When committed on a non-residential property, Burglary in the First Degree is a Class 3 Felony, and when committed on a residential property, it is a Class 2 Felony (A.R.S. § 13-1508).
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