Regardless of whether you allegedly stole $100 or $2,000 worth of goods, the law does not mess around when it comes to prosecuting those charged with theft crimes. Theft crimes are defined as taking possession of, carrying away, transferring, or causing to be carried away the property of another with the intent to steal the property. Depending on the value of the property, you may face a misdemeanor or felony charge.
Petit larceny: If the value of the stolen property is $1,000 or less, you may be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in prison.
Grand larceny: If the value of the stolen property or services is more than $1,000, you may be charged with a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Shoplifting: Depending on the value of the goods or merchandise involved, you may be punished with a misdemeanor or felony charge. Misdemeanor shoplifting is punishable by up to 30 days in prison, and felony shoplifting is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Whatever type of theft you are accused of, we will take the time to listen carefully to your story. From there, we will work to find inconsistencies and flaws in your accusation, as well as devise compelling defense methods to better help you win. Attorney Laubshire’s unique insight and well-rounded understanding of the law can help him to better advocate for your freedom.