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THEFT CRIME LAWYERS IN SALT LAKE CITY

If you've accused of a theft crime, you should immediately seek the legal services of a reputable criminal defense attorney in your area. You could be facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the value of the property or services you are accused of stealing. Fines, jail or prison time, probation, and a permanent criminal record may be imposed against you if convicted.

DEFENDING THEFT CRIMES THROUGHOUT UTAH

At True West Legal, our team of criminal defense attorneys has defended many clients in Salt Lake City and throughout the surrounding counties against all types of theft charges, ranging from misdemeanor shoplifting to second-degree felony theft offenses. Because we take a team approach to every case we handle, you will have the advantage of three defense lawyers contributing their knowledge, experience, and skills to your case.

COMMON TYPES OF THEFT

Theft crimes are generally defined as the appropriation of another's property in order to deprive the victim of that property. They can involve stealing by deception, through force, or extortion. They can include stealing goods and money as well as services, such as utilities and cable TV.

Theft crimes in Utah are categorized by seriousness according to the value of the goods, funds, or property stolen. Anything valued at under $500 will result in a Class B misdemeanor charge which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail. Goods valued between $500 up to $1,500 will result in a Class A misdemeanor charge, punishable by up to a year in jail.

Third-degree felony charges are filed against those who are accused of stealing goods or items valued between $1,500 up to $5,000 which is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Anything valued above $5,000 will result in second-degree felony charges, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. These include cases where a firearm or motor vehicle was stolen or a deadly weapon was used against the victim at the time of the incident.

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Choose the powerful defense of True West Legal!

When arrested for a theft crime or any other criminal offense, the best plan of action is to get skilled legal counsel from an attorney who has the experience to mount a strong defense on your behalf. Our firm has years of experience and proven results. Contact us today to schedule your free case consultation concerning your arrest or criminal investigation.

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