Grand Rapids Theft Crime Attorneys

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Theft crimes are considered crimes of dishonesty and can carry severe penalties that can impact your life for years to come. If you are convicted of a theft crime, you will likely face incarceration, fines, restitution, probation, and a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. If you are facing theft charges in Michigan, it is important that you consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer immediately.

At The Wealthy Street Law Firm, our Grand Rapids theft crime attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in a range of theft crime cases. We know how to effectively challenge the prosecution’s case and we can help you build a strong defense. Our attorneys are known for their aggressive approach, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary.

If you have been charged with a theft crime, call our office at (616) 202-3988 or online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

Types of Theft Crimes

There are many types of theft crimes in Michigan, including both misdemeanor and felony offenses. The penalties for theft crimes depend on the value of the property or services stolen, as well as the circumstances of the case. In general, the more severe the theft crime, the more severe the penalties.

Our Grand Rapids theft crime attorneys can represent you in cases involving, but not limited to, the following theft crimes:

  • Shoplifting
  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Auto theft
  • Carjacking
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Employee theft
  • Bank fraud
  • Wire fraud

Defending Against Theft Crime Charges

If you are facing theft charges, there are several defenses that may be available to you. Our attorneys will carefully examine the facts of your case, as well as the evidence against you, to determine the most appropriate defense strategy. We will work with you to build a strong defense and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

Defenses to theft crimes can include:

  • You had permission to take the property or services
  • You did not intend to steal the property or services
  • You were falsely accused
  • You were the victim of entrapment
  • Mistaken identity
  • Insufficient evidence

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and can often get theft charges reduced or dismissed. If the prosecution is unwilling to offer a fair deal, we are prepared to take your case to trial. We have extensive trial experience and we are confident in the courtroom. No matter how serious the charges, we will fight for you.

What Is the Punishment for Theft Crimes in Michigan?

Theft crimes are divided into two categories in Michigan: larceny and embezzlement. Larceny is the theft of personal property, while embezzlement is the theft of assets from a business or organization.

Both larceny and embezzlement are serious crimes in Michigan and carry severe penalties. The penalties for theft crimes depend on the value of the property or services stolen, as well as the circumstances of the case. In general, the more severe the theft crime, the more severe the penalties.

Penalties for larceny in Michigan are as follows:

  • Property valued at less than $200 – If you are convicted of stealing property valued at less than $200, you face up to 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $500, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $200 to $1,000 – If the property is valued at $200 to $1,000, you face up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $1,000 to $20,000 – If the property is valued at $1,000 to $20,000, you face up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $20,000 to $50,000 – If the property is valued at $20,000 to $50,000, you face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $50,000 or more – If the property is valued at $50,000 or more, you face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.

Penalties for embezzlement in Michigan are as follows:

  • Property valued at less than $200 – If you are convicted of embezzling property valued at less than $200, you face up to 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $500, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $200 to $1,000 – If the property is valued at $200 to $1,000, you face up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $1,000 to $20,000 – If the property is valued at $1,000 to $20,000, you face up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $20,000 to $50,000 – If the property is valued at $20,000 to $50,000, you face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.
  • Property valued at $50,000 or more – If the property is valued at $50,000 or more, you face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000, or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater.

In addition to the above penalties, you will also face restitution and a criminal record if you are convicted of a theft crime in Michigan. A criminal record can make it difficult to find employment, rent a home, or obtain a loan. If you are facing theft charges in Michigan, it is important that you consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Why Choose Wealthy Street Law Firm?

When you are facing theft charges, you need a lawyer who will fight for you. At The Wealthy Street Law Firm, we are committed to providing the strong legal representation you need and deserve. We have successfully handled numerous theft crime cases, and we know what it takes to win. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and can often get theft charges reduced or dismissed. If the prosecution is unwilling to offer a fair deal, we are prepared to take your case to trial. We have extensive trial experience and we are not afraid to fight for you in the courtroom.

When you hire our firm, you can expect the following:

  • 24/7 availability
  • Same-day appointments
  • Free initial consultations
  • Aggressive representation
  • Personalized legal strategies
  • Compassionate support

Our attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of legal services, and we will work tirelessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. We are available to answer your questions and address your concerns, and we will keep you informed and updated on the progress of your case. Our attorneys are honest and ethical, and we will always have your best interests at heart. We understand how devastating an arrest can be, and we are here to help you navigate the criminal justice system. You can rely on us to guide you through the process and provide the aggressive representation you need.

Don’t face theft charges alone; call our Grand Rapids theft crime attorneys at (616) 202-3988 today.

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