Theft Crime Lawyer in Minneapolis
Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving the Twin Cities
Theft is taking someone else's property without permission and with
the intent to deprive that person of it. Under Minnesota law, other actions
can classify as theft, too, such as driving another person's vehicle
without permission or filing a false medical claim. These crimes carry
significant penalties, which are determined by the value — and in
some cases, type — of the item or items stolen.
Even a petty theft such as shoplifting could result in jail time. That's
why, no matter the circumstances concerning your charges, you need to
obtain help from a legal representative who can supply you with the answers
you need to move forward wisely. This is why you should choose our time-tested
and results-driven Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers at Caplan &
Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.
Schedule a FREE consultation
with our Minneapolis theft crime attorneys
Effective Representation for All Types of Theft Charges
In the state of Minnesota, a theft offense may result in misdemeanor, gross
misdemeanor, felony, or even
federal charges—depending on the nature of the crime. The severity of the charge
will depend on the value of the stolen property, the type of property
that was stolen, from whom the property was stolen, and whether or not
the defendant has been convicted of similar crimes in the past.
There are a wide variety of offenses that can be categorized as theft crimes:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Identity theft
What are the Penalties for Theft in Minnesota?
The penalties for theft will depend on the value of the item(s) stolen,
Valued at less than $500 — Not more than 90 days' imprisonment and/or $1,000 in fines
Valued at $500 - $1,000 — Not more than 1 year imprisonment and/or $3,000 in fines
Valued at $1,000 to $5,000 — Not more than 5 years' imprisonment and/or $10,000 in fines
Valued at $5,000 or more — Not more than 10 years' imprisonment and/or $20,000 in fines
Valued at $35,000 or more — Not more than 20 years' imprisonment and/or $100,000 in fines
In addition to these penalties, an individual convicted of a theft crime
will be civilly liable to the victim for restitution and punitive damages.
These penalties could be affected if the item stolen was of a particular
type such as a controlled substance, trade secret, explosive / incendiary
device, firearm, or theft accomplished through fraud or deceit. Repeat
offenders may also face increased penalties.
Were you arrested for theft? Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. today at (612) 444-5020 for a free case evaluation. Our Minneapolis criminal
attorneys are ready to fight for you!