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Shoplifting is a potentially serious theft crime. You can be charged under Arizona shoplifting laws for a variety of different reasons including:
Also like theft, the sentences for shoplifting depend on the value of the merchandise in question.
The law in Arizona also sets out several different requirements that must be met in order for a convicted defendant to successfully have a criminal conviction set aside. Before examining a convicted defendant’s potential eligibility for an expungement, it should be noted that there are certain crimes for which a conviction cannot result in the setting aside of the conviction. These crimes include:
If a conviction deals with any of these sorts of crimes, an expungement/setting aside of the conviction will not be possible. However, for any others, expungement is achievable, provided that the following requirements are met:
1. The defendant must have met all the requirements set out in the original sentencing after the conviction, including:
2. The defendant cannot have any additional criminal convictions from anywhere between three months and six years from the date of the completion of the original sentence and/or probation that was tied to the original conviction.
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