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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

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 lawyers today.

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:

What are the Penalties for Theft in Minnesota?

The penalties for theft will depend on the value of the item(s) stolen, as follows:

  • 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 theft crime attorneys are ready to fight for you!

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Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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