St. Paul Theft Defense Attorneys
Arrested for a theft crime in Minnesota?
The criminal act of theft occurs when an individual intentionally takes another person's property for their own benefit. The common theme in theft cases is that the offender knowingly commits the act and uses dishonesty and deceit in order to acquire, use or keep the possessions of another person.
Enlist the services of an aggressive criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with theft so that a defense case geared to protect your rights and freedom can be initiated.
Types of Theft Crimes and Penalties
There are a variety of offenses of theft crimes such as shoplifting, credit card and check fraud,
robbery, identify theft, looting and others. Minnesota theft laws leave little room for light sentences in the event of a conviction, and those found guilty are often faced with penalties based on the value of the possessions.
Theft crimes of less than $250, for example, warrant a misdemeanor charge. A gross misdemeanor is applied to theft crimes of $250 to $500, and any crimes involving items valued at over $500 are categorized as a felony. Penalties may vary according to the charge, but all convicted offenders will face jail or prison time in addition to serious fines, with the severity of penalty increasing with the severity of the crime.
Trusted Theft Crime Representation in Minnesota
Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. is a dedicated criminal defense law firm that focuses on providing high-quality legal representation to clients who have been charged with a theft crime in the St. Paul area. We pride ourselves on our ability to build compelling cases intended to establish reasonable doubt through diligent research, effective court representation and a tireless drive to explore every possible option in order to pursue the most favorable result.
Our firm supports the rights of the accused to receive a fair trial, and we will work hard to provide all of our clients with a thorough and compelling defense case, with the goal of minimized charges or penalties, or an acquittal at trial. Contact a St. Paul & Minneapolis theft lawyer if you have been charged with any type of theft and need an aggressive defender.