Moorhead Theft Crime Defense Attorney
Understanding Theft Charges in Minnesota
Theft is one of the most common crimes committed in Minnesota and throughout the U.S. Theft crimes range in severity, from misdemeanor petty theft to grand theft. As such, the penalties you could be facing vary and depend on the nature of the alleged crime. As with all criminal charges, theft charges carry life-changing penalties that can affect you today, tomorrow, and years into the future.
At Joe Irby Law Firm, we represent those facing all types of theft charges, including:
- Grand theft
What are Minnesota’s Theft Crime Penalties?
In Minnesota, the penalties you face depend on the value of the stolen property. Stealing something of substantial value will, understandably, result in harsher consequences than stealing something worth just $50.
If the property was valued at:
- Less than $500, you will face a petty theft misdemeanor charge, punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail
- $500 to $1,000, you will face a gross misdemeanor charge, punishable by a fine up to $3,000 and up to one year in jail
- $1,000 to $5,000, you will face a fine up to $10,000 and up to five years in jail
- $5,000 or more, you could face up to $20,000 in fines and up to 10 years in jail
- $35,000 or more, you could face up to $100,000 in fines and up to 20 years in jail
Stealing property worth $1,000 or more is considered a felony in Minnesota.
Experienced Theft Legal Counsel with the Joe Irby Law Firm
Do not brush off your theft charges without considering the impact a conviction could have on you and your future. With a criminal record, you could struggle to find a job, get a loan, go to school, or achieve otherwise attainable goals. With help from our Moorhead theft defense attorney, you may be able to mitigate or avoid the harsh and far-reaching consequences of a conviction. We fight hard to reduce the charges, alleviate the sentence, or get the charges dropped altogether.
Whatever theft charges you are facing, rest assured that the team at Joe Irby Law Firm has the experience needed to properly and effectively defend you. Our theft defense attorney in Moorhead puts clients first – we take the time to get to know our clients so that our defense strategies are truly tailored to their unique needs. In your time of need, turn to our team of trusted professionals. We serve clients throughout Class County and Clay County, including Fargo and Moorhead.
Give us a call at (218) 325-5050 if you have been charged with a theft crime in Clay County or Class County.
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