Theft is defined as the act of a person taking the property of another person without the owner’s consent or knowledge. The severity of the charge is determined based on how the property was allegedly taken, what the property is, and the value of the property.
If you have been charged with theft, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you obtain the best result in the case. Even if you are guilty, you do not necessarily have to pay the maximum penalties.
Challenging Theft Accusations
There are different types of theft. Some examples include:
- Tricking or swindling another person in order to obtain property or services from them.
- Intentionally concealing, taking possession of, or using another person’s property without intentionally obtaining their permission.
- Finding lost property and not taking the proper action to locate the property’s owner.
- Copying or transferring a document that is considered a trade secret so that the offender can use the information to benefit themselves.
These are just some examples of theft. Other types can include petty theft, a cashier taking a little money out of the cash register every day, a person stealing supplies from their place of work, and grand theft.
A person can even be charged with theft if they are in possession of shoplifting supplies, they receive stolen property, or they take the mail of another person (mail theft). Knowingly issuing dishonored checks embezzlement, identity theft, and burglary and robbery are other examples of theft.
If you have been accused of any of these acts, your attorney can gather the facts and use those facts to build a strong case for you so you can receive the best possible result.
Aggressive Representation Against White Collar Theft
Fraud is a common type of theft. Internet fraud, computer fraud, and tax fraud are examples of theft by fraudulent means. The reason fraud is considered theft is because it involves taking something from another person that causes them financial harm.
Your Mankato criminal defense attorney will look at the charges against you, gather the facts, and build a strong case. Even if you are guilty, you should not sit back and accept the charges by pleading guilty before talking to an attorney because doing so can result in the maximum penalties. Even those who are guilty do not always have to pay the maximum penalties because there may be factors that show that such a sentence is not warranted. It is possible for you to receive a much better result in the matter, allowing you to move on with your life much sooner than you would otherwise.
Contact A Criminal Defense Lawyer
There are different levels of theft. Regardless of the type, there are different penalties that can be paid. If you have been accused of theft, it is very important that you secure legal representation to protect your rights and advise you of your options. To learn about how the Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office, Chtd. can help you, call 507-625-5000 for an initial consultation.