Many clients make the mistake of not taking their theft charges seriously, especially when facing misdemeanor offenses. At Throop Law, we take every criminal charge seriously, including misdemeanor and felony theft crimes. Our Richmond criminal defense attorneys work aggressively to investigate each case, paying great attention to detail. We know how severe a conviction for a crime of this nature can be and work to minimize your stress.
Time is of the essence when you have been arrested or charged. If you believe you are under investigation and you have not yet been arrested, it is even more important that you reach out to a Richmond criminal defense attorney for help. In some cases, we may be able to work diligently to get charges thrown out before you are even arrested. The sooner you hire us to defend your case, the more time we will have to advocate for you.
Every state has slightly different theft crime laws, both in the way it prosecutes and penalizes theft crimes. Theft crimes are typically broken up by the value of the items, or money which was allegedly taken. For example, if you were allegedly caught shoplifting an item of little value, you face a misdemeanor. If you were thought to have stolen thousands of dollars, you could be facing felony charges.