Theft Crimes Proven in the Courtroom, Where It Matters Most.

Dickson County Theft Crime Defense Attorney

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Theft means taking someone else’s property or services without the consent of the owner, depriving the owner of what rightfully belongs to him or her. Theft crimes can range from shoplifting articles from a retail store to armed robbery. These crimes can range in penalties from a small fine up to a lengthy prison sentence. However, all convictions will leave you with a permanent criminal record that can harm your reputation and life opportunities when accessed by a future employer, landlord, or professional licensing agency.

No matter what type of theft crime you are accused of, you have the right to defend yourself as effectively and aggressively as possible in a court of law. To further that goal, you will need the help of a committed and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. Belmares Law, PLLC is boutique law firm that provides the kind of personal attention and focus you won’t find at large corporate firms.

Our Dickson County theft crime defense lawyer will be at your side throughout every phase of the legal process providing guidance and an aggressive stance on your behalf. He offers considerable legal skill and knowledge that can be invaluable to your case and is not afraid to take your case to trial to get the best possible outcome.

Accused of theft? Get a free consultation today! Contact a theft defense attorney online or at (833) 355-0310.

Theft Charges in Tennessee

Theft crimes in Tennessee are categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the value of the goods or services stolen. If something more than $500 was stolen, then that theft crime would be charged as a felony.

How you are charged will dictate how you are penalized upon conviction. Felony theft crimes carry stiffer penalties than misdemeanors. And if you have previous convictions, you may face stiffer penalties than if it is your first offense.

The breakdown of theft charges is as follows:

  • Class A misdemeanor is theft of goods or services valued at $500 or less punishable by up to a year in jail and/or fines of up to $2,500

  • Class E felony is theft of goods or services valued between $500 and $1,000 punishable by one to six years in prison and fines of up to $3,000

  • Class D felony is theft of goods or services valued between $1,000 and $10,000 punishable by two to 12 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000

  • Class C felony is theft of goods and services valued between $10,000 and $60,000 punishable by three to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000

  • Class B felony is theft of goods and services valued above $60,000 punishable by eight to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000

Need a Shoplifting Attorney in Tennessee?

It is best to work with a shoplifting lawyer, like ours at Belmares Law, PLLC, who is skilled in handling retail theft charges.

We will do everything in our power to get your shoplifting case dismissed, such as poking holes in the prosecution’s case against you and looking for mistakes made by law enforcement, security guards, or the shopkeeper. Sometimes, the shopkeeper doesn’t call law enforcement right away, unintentionally violating your rights in the process.

Most people think of shoplifting as a minor charge. Don’t be fooled. A criminal conviction of any sort can have serious consequences. Also, if you are convicted of shoplifting, you may face a civil lawsuit from the store owner seeking damages.

Put an Experienced Theft Attorney on Your Side

Our firm handles the following types of theft crimes:

  • Shoplifting

  • Grand theft

  • Carjacking

  • Burglary

  • Dealing in stolen property

  • Embezzlement

  • Credit card theft

  • Identity theft

  • Robbery

Our criminal defense firm will thoroughly investigate all the evidence related to your charges, from witness statements to any kind of camera footage. We will take every legal avenue to reduce the consequences of the charges, seeking a dismissal, reduction of charges, or alternative sentencing where possible. Attorney Belmares will always work to build the best defense strategy for you based on the circumstances of your case.

Get experienced legal help today. Call us at (833) 355-0310 or contact our Dickson County theft crime defense lawyers online.

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