Theft: A general legal term that covers a variety of different types of stealing. These types include larceny, robbery, and burglary. Theft pertains to the physical removal of an item, without consent from the item’s owner, with the direct intention of depriving the owner of the item permanently.
In order to be charged with theft, the District Attorney will need to prove that you intended the permanently keep the item or the money that was taken from the owner. Borrowed items do not count as theft. However, if you find that you have pending charges of this nature, it is imperative that you seek the services of a qualified theft criminal defense attorney.
Theft can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the value of the items or money that was taken. Plus, if you are caught for multiple thefts, the total amount of the items stolen can be added together to calculate whether the charges will be a misdemeanor or a felony.
The sentence for a felony theft can be quite severe. We recommend contacting our office immediately to discuss your case with a qualified theft criminal defense lawyer. Protect your rights and possibly even your freedom.