Were You Accused Of Taking Someone Else’s Property?
The value of the property taken in a theft crime determines the level of the offense for which you will be charged. In Minnesota, taking property that is worth $1,000 or more is considered a felony offense. A felony, by definition, is punishable by at least a year in prison.
Contact Davis Defense today at (952) 994-1568 or online to schedule a free consult with our theft crimes defense attorney, Andrew Davis. Building on 25 years of experience, Davis Defense has the experience and resources you need on your side if you’ve been charged with burglary, robbery or other theft crime in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
What Is Theft In Minnesota?
A theft crime is defined as the taking of another’s property with the intention to intentionally deprive the owner of it. Any form of tangible property is considered “property” for the purposes of theft charges. Splicing your neighbor’s cable, taking your neighbor’s car and stealing your neighbor’s business trade secrets could all be considered theft.
Additional examples of theft crimes also include:
- Identity theft
- Possession of stolen property
- Receipt of stolen property
A conviction for a small-value theft crime, between $500-$1000, can land you in jail for up to a year and cost up to $3000 in fines. A serious theft crime, stealing $35,000 or more of another’s property, can land you in prison for up to 20 years and cost up to $100,000 in fines. You will likely also face an order or restitution, forcing the return of any stolen property or reimbursement for it, as well.
If you have questions about the charges you face, talk to a criminal defense lawyer today.
Don’t Be Sidelined By A Theft Crimes Conviction.
The existence of a theft crime on your record can quickly disqualify you from any job that involves handling money, from retail store clerk, to bank teller and on up the ladder. Do not let one mistake, one lapse in judgment or one false accusation determine your future. Contact Davis Defense today to put our experienced trial lawyer on your side.
Call (952) 994-1568 or contact our law office online today for a free consultation.