Theft crimes are typically defined as an incident where an accused individual intentionally deprives another person of their property or services and without that property owner’s consent. Theft crimes can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor. This classification is determined by the value of the property or services taken, whether a weapon was used, and whether the accused individual has a criminal record.
Examples of theft crimes can include the following:
Theft convictions often bring with them serious consequences to include collateral consequences because it is considered an act of deception. A person with a theft conviction can be barred from employment, loss of employment, jail or prison, hefty fines, and a ruined reputation.
DO NOT LET A THEFT CONVICTION RUIN YOUR LIFE!
Do not take on these serious charges alone. Attorney Tom Kopacz, of Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, will assess all the evidence that will be used against you, spot the weakness of the police officer’s and prosecutor’s case, formulate defenses in your favor, utilize the weakness in the prosecutor’s case and your defenses to negotiate a favorable outcome, and works to Minimize The Negative Consequences.