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THEFT CRIMES

Types of Theft Cases we handle:

  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Grand Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Money Laundering
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Worthless Check
  • Burglary

A theft crime is the act of taking another person’s property without consent. Criminal charges for most theft crimes depend upon the dollar value of the property stolen. If the value of the property stolen is below $300, the theft crime can be classified as a 2nd degree misdemeanor. If the value of the property is over $300, the theft crime will be classified as a felony. Aggravating circumstances can include the use of violence, the use of a weapon, and/or physical assault. For example, armed robbery would be considered a more serious criminal offense than petty theft because it involves the use of a weapon.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for or charged with a theft crime, please contact the Offices of Benjamin & Melmer for a free consultation. Let us use our expertise and experience as former prosecutors to help ensure your rights are protected.