Criminal Defense: Theft and Property Crimes
There are three degrees of theft ranging from a class B felony to a gross misdemeanor. Theft in the first degree occurs when property is taken from another without permission that amounts to over five thousand ($5,000) dollars in value. This is a class B felony. Theft in the second degree happens when property is taken without the permission of another that exceeds seven hundred and fifty ($750) dollars in value. This is a class C felony. Theft in the third degree is a gross misdemeanor which occurs when one takes property from another without permission that does not exceed seven hundred and fifty ($750) dollars in value.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you should talk to one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys about a possible defense.
Having a criminal defense attorney represent you is important, as they can fully understand the elements of the charge, the burden of proof for the prosecutor, whether to have an judge or jury trial, how to present a trial, and alternatives to trial. A criminal defense attorney cannot guarantee results, but can properly walk you through this complicated process.
Please contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to discuss you possible criminal misdemeanor charges. You can contact us at 425-255-4542 or visit our other criminal defense articles on our web page. Our firm is available to assist you in your legal needs.