Utah Shoplifting Attorney
Theft can easily be defined as taking something that doesn’t belong to you; the Utah legislature however has gone beyond that definition and has written into law multiple charges that fall under the theft umbrella. Crimes such as shoplifting, burglary, communications fraud, extortion, and theft by deception all have at their core the idea of taking something that is not yours. Furthermore, the severity of each of these crimes is delineated by the value of the stolen goods, so the more expensive an item the more severe the criminal penalty associated with stealing that item. Obviously, this can be a complicated area of law and the help of an attorney can really help out in these scenarios.
Theft Crime Defense
Regardless of the offense or the value of the goods stolen, theft charges are serious offenses that warrant a serious defense. The smallest offense you could be facing is a class B misdemeanor that can include as much as six months in prison and $1,000 fine. Depending on your circumstances and the facts of your case a defense attorney can help you by getting your charge reduced or possible dismissed. Even if the charges aren’t dismissed however, some plea deals can end in a dismissal if the terms are followed. Theft is a broad criminal topic however and there are a number of theft crimes, a couple of which are listed below:
Getting Legal Help
If you have been charged with a theft crime in Northern Utah then call our firm for help. Our lawyers are familiar with all types of theft crimes and can help you understand the charges against you and put forth the best possible arguments against them. Without an attorney you could possible end up pleading guilty when innocent because you are not familiar with the laws or take a plea bargain that is not beneficial to you. Call 801.823.1200 today to set up a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.