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Theft Attorney

A person commits theft if, without lawful authority, the person knowingly; (a) Controls any property of another person with the intent to deprive that person of the property; (b) Converts, makes an unauthorized transfer of an interest in, or without authorization controls any property of another person, or uses the services or property of another person entrusted to him or her or placed in his or her possession for a limited, authorized period or prescribed duration or for a limited use; (c) Obtains real, personal or intangible property or the services of another person by a material misrepresentation with the intent to deprive that person of the property or services. The pretense may be verbal or it may be a physical act; (d) Comes into control of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property of another person under circumstances providing means of inquiry as to the true owner and appropriates that property to his or her own use or that of another person without reasonable efforts to notify the true owner; (e) Controls property of another person knowing or having reason to know that the property was stolen; (f) Obtains services, including, without limitation, audio or visual services, or parts, products or other items related to such services which the person knows or, in the case of audio or visual services, should have known are available only for compensation without paying or agreeing to pay compensation or diverts the services of another person to his or her own benefit or that of another person without lawful authority to do so; (g) Takes, destroys, conceals or disposes of property in which another person has a security interest, with intent to defraud that person; (h) Commits any act that is declared to be theft by a specific statute; (i) Draws or passes a check, and in exchange obtains property or services, if the person knows that the check will not be paid when presented; (j) Obtains gasoline or other fuel or automotive products which are available only for compensation without paying or agreeing to pay compensation. If the value of the property or services involved in the theft is less than $650.00, the crime is a misdemeanor and results in a maximum sentence up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000.00 fine, if the theft is between between $650.00 and $3500.00 the crime is a category C felony and can result in a sentence of 1-5 years and a fine up to $10,000.00, and if the theft is over $3500.00 the crime is a category B felony and can result in a sentence from 1-10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.00. Theft offenses are probationable.

By hiring an experienced attorney you can often have your charges reduced or dismissed without the stress and high cost of trial and without having to serve time in prison or jail.

My specialized training in rhetoric and communications give each of my clients a competitive advantage both in and out of court.

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