Theft crime charges and penalties are based on the value of the stolen goods. Other factors, such as a criminal record and whether a weapon was involved, can also affect the charges. In any case, the penalties for a theft conviction can be surprisingly harsh.
If you have been charged with theft, you need to speak with a lawyer. At The Law Office of John J. Leunig, we represent people charged with theft crimes. We understand that the consequences of a conviction can affect your future. You do not want to go to jail or prison and you do not want a theft conviction to show up on background checks.
We will work diligently to minimize the consequences you face. Our firm is well-known for our work ethic and dedication to our clients throughout the duration of each case. Regardless of the theft charges you are facing, we can handle the case, providing intelligent defense in and out of the courtroom. Attorney Leunig's experience spans 27 years and includes many honors as well as Minnesota State Bar Association certification as a criminal law specialist.
Incarceration And Hefty Fines Are Possible
Theft crimes cover a range of charges and can include such offenses as:
- Petty larceny
- Grand larceny
- Auto theft
- Receiving stolen goods
- Burglary and robbery
- Fraud and embezzlement
Embezzlement and fraud are also considered white collar crimes. Depending on the details of the case, these may include federal charges. We have the federal defense experience to represent you in white collar cases. Your attorney must have this experience because federal court has its own deadlines and rules.
If you are charged with stealing less than $250 of goods/services in Minnesota, the charge will be a misdemeanor. For goods/services between $250 and $500, you will be charged with a gross misdemeanor. When the value is more than $500, you will face felony charges.
In addition to a possible jail or prison sentence, you may be ordered to pay fines and make restitution to the victims. A conviction can be expensive. It is better to fight the charges against you with the assistance of an experienced, aggressive lawyer. We are often able to get charges reduced or dismissed. We have won numerous acquittals in a broad range of serious cases, including theft cases.
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