The theft laws in Minnesota are very strict, so the impact of a felony theft conviction can be very devastating to an individual. It is this devastation that makes it important to hire a Duluth theft and shoplifting lawyer who knows the law and can use the legal process to reveal the truth. The goal is to craft a strong defense designed to get you the best possible outcome. To learn how Poole Law Office PLLC contact a defense lawyer today.
Types of Theft Crimes
There are a number of crimes that constitute theft, including:
- Burglary from a commercial or residential property
- Credit card fraud or ATM or credit card theft
- Stolen checks
- Car theft
- Mail theft
- Identity theft
- Issuing dishonored checks
- Receiving stolen property
- Theft by deception
Shoplifting and Duluth Minnesota Criminal Lawyer
Shoplifting is generally considered the act of stealing from stores. The retail value of the item can determine the penalty. Stealing property and selling it can lead to an aggravated charge. While some shoplifting cases are misdemeanors, some are more severe.
The penalties that are handed down will depend upon the property that is stolen, who it was stolen of, and the value of that property. For instance, grand theft auto is going to pack a harsher penalty than shoplifting a video game from a retail establishment. The penalty is considered a misdemeanor if the dollar amount of the item stolen is less than $250. It is a gross misdemeanor if the dollar amount is $250 to $500. Anything $500 and above constitutes a felony. No matter the charge, a conviction can result in a criminal record that can interfere with your future. That is why it is important to allow your Duluth theft and shoplifting lawyer to help you battle the charges.
Contact a Duluth Theft & Shoplifting Lawyer
To learn more about how the Poole Law Office PLLC can help you, call us at 218-461-0247 or tell us about your case by filling out our contact form and schedule your free consultation. You have rights, you have options, and you deserve excellent and affordable representation.
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