There are different types of theft. They can include the possession of shoplifting gear, mail theft, receiving stolen property, burglary, robbery, identity theft, embezzlement, issuance of dishonored checks and much more. If the act results in services, money or property being taken unlawfully from another person, then the act will qualify as some form of theft.
At Rivers Law Firm, P.A., we understand the broad range of theft charges. With more than 19 years of criminal defense experience, we know the law and how to build the strongest possible defense that limits the consequences. In addition, we focus on a cornerstone of our justice system — you are innocent until proven guilty.
There are a number of examples of theft that include:
- Intentionally taking, concealing, using and possessing another person’s property
- Tricking or swindling another individual in order to obtain services or property
- Finding lost property and not taking the proper action to locate the owner
- Transferring or copying a document that is a trade secret so that the offender can use that information for their own benefit
Aggravating Factors And Additional Charges
There may also be aggravating factors present in the theft crime, such as robbing someone while using a weapon or causing bodily harm to someone. The dollar amount of the stolen property can also be considered, so there are a lot of factors that can aggravate the initial charge and that can stiffen the penalties.