Theft Crimes

Offices in Ravenna and Stow

Whether you have been charged with shoplifting, fraud or burglary, our dedicated team of Ohio criminal defense lawyers have the skill to help with all theft crimes.

Consequences of Theft Charges

Theft is not only a criminal offense, but may also subject the offender to civil liability for damages.

This is especially true in shoplifting cases involving retail stores, even if all the stolen items are recovered by the store. Many courts will require you to pay restitution to the alleged victim.

Additionally, a theft conviction goes on your permanent record, and can be a stain on your reputation, affecting future job prospects.

Theft Offenses

Under Ohio Law, the Following Crimes are Considered Theft Offenses

  • Petty Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Grand Theft
  • Larceny
  • Fraud
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity Theft
  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
  • Unauthorized Use of Property
  • Passing Bad Checks
  • Misuse of Credit Cards
  • Forgery

Handling Theft Crimes on Your Own is Unwise

Many judges have a strict policy of sentencing offenders in theft cases to jail. Other courts may be willing to offer diversion programs in theft cases under limited circumstances. This is why it is important to consult with our Ohio criminal defense lawyers who are familiar with the judges and court system where your charges are filed.

Additionally, retail stores are generally advised by the prosecuting attorney not to accept restitution once theft charges have been filed. A skilled Ohio criminal defense attorney can best advise you about the various defense strategies available in the court where you are charged, and give you a fighting chance of avoiding serious consequences and stiff penalties.

Deciding if You Need a Lawyer

A theft crimes conviction, especially felony theft crime charges, puts your freedom, your reputation and your future all at stake. Whether your goal is to resolve the case with the best possible deal or fight the charges to the finish, you need solid, straight forward legal advice from a trusted law firm.

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