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Under Virginia code, theft crimes may be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on how the offense was committed and the value of what was stolen. If you are convicted of a theft crime, whether a misdemeanor or felony, you will be saddled with a permanent criminal record, face potential jail time and/or fines, probation, and possible restitution to victims. Charges of this nature require a skilled criminal defense attorney who knows the laws, the court system, and how to negotiate on your behalf for reduced charges or penalties or a dismissal.
At A. R. Pike Law Firm, you can work with a Lynchburg theft crime defense lawyer who has the knowledge and skills required to fight for you, protect your legal rights, and stand by your side throughout the duration of your case. Our attorney worked as a criminal lawyer for the U. S. Air Force and knows how to take an aggressive stance in assisting clients. We know how crucial our defense can be to your future and we work hard to get the favorable results you seek.
Virginia Theft Crimes
Theft crimes include various types of larceny, robbery, burglary, and specific offenses like carjacking.
Larceny breaks down into two groups, as follows:
- Petty larceny, involving stealing something valued at less than $200 (a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500)
- Grand larceny, involving theft of property valued more than $200 or theft of something valued at $5 or more directly from a person or theft of a gun (felonies potentially punishable by up to 20 years in prison)
Shoplifting may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the value of the goods stolen. Those convicted of shoplifting may also be required to pay restitution to the shop owner as an additional penalty.
Robbery is a more serious theft crime that involves the use or threat of use of violence, a gun, or assault in its commission. Robbery is charged as a felony, punishable by five years to life in prison. Carjacking is defined similarly to robbery with a potential penalty of 15 years to life in prison. Burglary involves breaking and entering into someone’s home with the intent to steal which may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances.
The A. R. Pike Law Firm Is Standing By
Our Lynchburg theft crime defense attorney can review the details of your charges and begin an intensive investigation into your case. We are prepared to stand up for your legal rights and see that everything that can be done to help minimize or negate the consequences will be done. Your first step is to contact our firm for a consultation. What we do today on your behalf may be crucial to your future.
Call (434) 264-5444 to speak to our Lynchburg theft lawyer today.