My question involves criminal law for the state of: Arizona
Do you have any state cases or statutes related to this:
A person goes into a store. He does not want to wait in exchange line, he is battered at home and needs to get home before wife gets angry. so he puts old purchase in a cart( the cart is for donation, but he does not pay attention) and he gets the right item and walks to the front entrance. He does not leave store as he is stopped by security and is arrested for petit larceny or shoplifting( depending on how AZ looks at it) He does not actually walk out with the product and he thinks he has done an exchange even if he has not. I need to know a case law and a statute that would help in getting him off in an appeal. I am a student and am not sure where to look and am asking for advice or at least a case or statute that I could look at for a starting point. What would be the issues?