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Theft Crimes

Troy Theft Crime Defense Attorneys

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Being charged with a theft crime can be a very serious matter. If you are convicted, you could face jail time, fines, and a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. If you are facing theft charges, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who can help you fight the charges and protect your rights.

At Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A., our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against theft charges. We understand the serious nature of these charges and work tirelessly to help our clients obtain the best possible outcome in their cases.

If you have been charged with a theft crime, call (937) 400-3170 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our theft crime defense lawyers in Troy.

Understanding Theft Crimes

Theft crimes are crimes that involve taking someone else’s property without their permission. In Ohio, theft crimes are divided into two categories: petty theft and grand theft. The difference between the two is the value of the property that was taken.

Petty theft is the term used to describe theft crimes that involve taking property that is valued at less than $1,000. Petty theft is a misdemeanor offense in Ohio. However, the penalties for a petty theft conviction can still be quite severe. If you are convicted of petty theft, you could face up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Grand theft is the term used to describe theft crimes that involve taking property that is valued at more than $1,000. Grand theft is a felony offense in Ohio. The penalties for a grand theft conviction will depend on the value of the property that was taken. If the property is valued at more than $1,000 but less than $7,500, you could face up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. If the property is valued at more than $7,500 but less than $150,000, you could face up to 18 months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. If the property is valued at more than $150,000 but less than $750,000, you could face up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If the property is valued at more than $750,000, you could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

In addition to the value of the property that was taken, the penalties for a theft conviction will also depend on the specific circumstances of the case. For example, if you are accused of stealing a firearm, you could face additional charges and penalties. If you are accused of stealing a credit card, you could face additional charges and penalties. If you are accused of stealing a motor vehicle, you could face additional charges and penalties. If you are accused of stealing from an elderly person, you could face additional charges and penalties.

Defending Against Theft Charges

There are many defenses that can be used to fight theft charges. The best defense will depend on the specific circumstances of the case. Our attorneys will thoroughly review the evidence against you and develop a strong defense strategy that is tailored to your specific situation.

One of the most common defenses to theft charges is that you had permission to take the property. If you had permission to take the property, you cannot be convicted of theft. For example, if you are accused of stealing a car, but you had permission to take the car, you cannot be convicted of theft. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the case and gather evidence to prove that you had permission to take the property.

If you have been charged with a theft crime, call (937) 400-3170 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our theft crime defense lawyers in Troy.

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