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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 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:

  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking

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 criminal 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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  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
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