Aggressive Representation For Theft Charges
Criminal charges always threaten your future. Jail time, fines and other penalties can make your life difficult, but criminal charges and convictions can damage your future prospects in many ways. They can make it difficult to find work, go to school and even find a place to live. Some may think because a charge is less serious, they can just take a plea and that will be it.
More Than 30 Years Of Experience With Criminal Defense
At Chris Lenn Law Office, our attorney works to resolve your charges to your advantage. If possible, we will work to have the charges reduced or dismissed.
Common types of theft charges you may face in Indiana:
- Shoplifting and retail theft
- White collar crime
- Embezzlement or financial fraud
- Auto theft
- Theft involving guns or used in the commission of a crime
- Armed robbery
Penalties For Theft Crimes
The penalties applied to theft crimes vary depending on the value of the items stolen, whether guns were used in the commission of a crime, and your prior criminal history. A misdemeanor for less than $750 may be less than a year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. For more serious felony, where the property is valued up to $50,000, a conviction could lead to prison time and up to a $10,000 fine. For property valued above $50,000, you may serve up to six years in prison and receive a $10,000 fine.
If your criminal activity is due to other issues like substance abuse or gambling addictions, our attorney would like to help you obtain the help you need to put this type of behavior behind you and help you develop a bright future away from the criminal justice system. Drug addiction can often lead to theft crime like shoplifting and by resolving the dependency, you can build a new life. We can help you with your case and your future.