A person is alleged to have committed theft under A.R.S. §13-1802 if without lawful authority, the person knowingly:
A person commits theft if, without lawful authority, if the the person knowingly takes control, title, use or management of a vulnerable adult’s property while acting in a position of trust and confidence and with the intent to deprive the vulnerable adult of the property. Proof that a person took control, title, use or management of a vulnerable adult’s property without adequate consideration to the vulnerable adult may give rise to an inference that the person intended to deprive the vulnerable adult of the property.
Affirmative defenses can be raised to a charge of theft including but not limited to the property being given as a gift or that the transaction was approved by the superior court.
The extent or value of the property or services taken without lawful authority also dictates the classification of the offense as a felony ($1,000.00 and up) or misdemeanor (less than $1,000.00) charge.
If you or someone you know are facing Arizona theft charges, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Call the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Giordano Spanier & Heckele, PLLC at (520) 433-9031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org