Johnson City Theft Crime Attorney
What Type of Offense is Theft?
In the State of Tennessee, a theft crime is the act of taking the property of another without authorization with the intent of never returning it. Theft is largely charged on the basis of intent as it must be proven that the theft was made with intention.
Common forms of theft include:
- Armed Robbery
- Money Laundering
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity Theft
One error in judgment can result in a very serious charge when it comes to theft, which is graded based on the value of the items taken. Often, the victim of an alleged theft will trump up the actual value of the items in question, and in so doing, the defendant winds up being overcharged.
Meade Law Group has the resources and know-how to get to the bottom of the true value of the items and can use that information to aggressively defend your theft charge. Our team of Johnson City theft crime attorneys are committed to working with you and the courts and ensuring that your rights are defended zealously.
Unsure where to begin? Contact us as soon as possible! In criminal cases of any kind, time is of the essence, and the more time we have to build your case, the better your chances that we are able to mitigate or eliminate your charges.
What Are The Penalties for Theft in Tennessee?
The severity of the penalties depends heavily on the value of the property or services that were stolen. In the state of Tennessee, theft is considered a Class-A misdemeanor if the stolen goods are valued at $500 or less. A conviction will result in imprisonment for up to 11 months and 30 days, and/or up to $2,500 in fines.
If convicted, theft charges can result in any of the following penalties:
- Mandatory counseling
- Jail time
Our highly trained team of Johnson City theft charge defense attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that you are given the skilled, respectful representation that you deserve. It is our commitment to every one of our clients that we provide the time and attention necessary to build a thorough case on your behalf.
Call (423) 464-7779 today to speak to a member of our legal team and find out how we can help you!