A theft occurs when someone takes something of value from another, without their consent. Theft crimes range from a minor petty theft to serious charges of armed robbery. Technically, a theft is the unlawful taking and removing of another’s person property with the intent of depriving him or her of it. See general theft law here.
Examples of theft crimes include:
- Auto Theft
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Internet Theft
- Credit/Check Card Fraud
- Grand Theft
- Armed Robbery
There are two levels of theft crimes: petty theft and grand theft. Petty theft is the lesser offense and is often charged as a misdemeanor. Grand theft is the more severe offense and is often filed as a felony.
Theft is a crime of moral turpitude which is viewed by the government as contrary to normal rules of morality. If your job requires you to be licensed by the state, you may run into administrative proceedings from those licensing authorities, resulting from your arrest. For example, if you are a doctor, lawyer, nurse, or even a contractor, the state board who regulates your profession could initiate proceedings seeking to suspend or remove your license in addition to the criminal proceedings.
Because prosecutors believe strongly in holding people accountable for stealing the property of others, you can expect to face rigorous prosecution if you are charged with a theft crime. If you have been charged with a theft crime, it is important to contact Attorney Ross Erlich for a free consultation as soon as possible to get the investigation started into the facts of the case and to protect your rights.
For aggressive and vigorous defense of your rights, contact Attorney Ross Erlich today.
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