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Theft Crime Attorney in Westfield

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A theft crime conviction carries serious penalties, and simply being charged is enough to stain your reputation. That’s why it’s so important to seek the legal advice of a qualified Westfield theft crime lawyer to defend you against your charges. Our experienced attorneys recognize that when it comes to accusations of theft, there can be misunderstandings, or you may have made an impulsive mistake you regret. No matter the circumstances of your case, we are prepared to strategize a defense and fight your charges.

Why Call Our Theft Crime Defense Firm?

  • Free Consultation to Discuss Your Legal Options
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  • 60+ Years' Experience Between Our Two Attorneys

Charged with theft in Indiana? Don’t delay in seeking qualified legal representation from our attorneys at Stoesz & Stoesz, LLC by contacting us online or calling (317) 720-3334 today.

Indiana’s Theft Classifications and Penalties

There are numerous laws on the books in Indiana for theft charges, each with its own statutory definition and applicable penalty. The two main categories, though, are petty and grand theft, and the crimes are separated by the dollar amount assigned to the stolen property. The value of the property may be determined in different ways, including how much it would cost to replace the item(s).

Per Indiana Code 35-42-4-2-(a), theft crimes are classified and penalized as follows:

  • Class A misdemeanor theft: Also called petty theft, this involves the alleged theft of property less than $750, and those convicted face up to 1 year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
  • Level 6 felony theft: Also called grand theft, these felony charges carry much harsher penalties and stay on your permanent record. Level 6 felony theft involves stolen property valued between $750 and $50,000, or if the person had a prior theft conviction. The penalty for conviction is between 6 months and 2.5 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Level 5 felony theft: The most serious of all theft crimes in Indiana, the stolen property is valued at more than $50,000. Those convicted face a minimum of 1 year and up to 6 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine. If other crimes were committed in conjunction with the theft, penalties increase.

At Stoesz & Stoesz, LLC, we defend individuals against the following types of crimes:

  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Conversion
  • Shoplifting
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Embezzlement
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Grand theft auto

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Westfield Theft Crime Lawyers

We understand you have a lot of information to digest after an arrest, and you likely feel overwhelmed. Our attorneys at Stoesz & Stoesz, LLC can help. We know the Indiana theft laws and parse through all the details of your case in an attempt to have your charges diverted or even dropped, particularly if it is a first-time offense.

Researching Indiana theft crime penalties is a good start, and retaining a qualified theft crime attorney will be extremely important once you have an idea of what you’re facing. An attorney can educate you on the law, uphold your rights, and advise you of any other criminal legal issues you face.

Call Stoesz & Stoesz, LLC today to schedule a free consultation at (317) 720-3334 or contact us online for a quick response.

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