Marshfield Theft Crime Lawyer
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If you have been accused of theft, you need a lawyer who understands what’s at stake. Theft charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the value of the property stolen, whether a weapon was used in the theft, and other factors. A conviction can result in a prison sentence, probation, hefty fines, and a permanent criminal record that can affect your ability to obtain employment, housing, and other necessities.
The Law Office of James Hester can help you fight theft charges. Our Marshfield theft crime lawyer has been defending clients against all types of theft allegations since 2013. Our firm has succeeded in getting charges dropped or reduced in many cases, and we can do the same for you.
Call or text (619) 773-0041 or reach out through our site to get a free, confidential consultation. Let’s start building your defense today.
Types of Theft Charges in Massachusetts
Theft charges can range from shoplifting to burglary, or even stealing from an employer. The type of theft crime you have been charged with will depend on the circumstances of the incident. The value of the property stolen, the use of force or weapons, and the identity of the victim may all play a role in determining the charges.
Types of theft crimes include:
- Receiving stolen property
- Laundering stolen property
- Identity theft
- Unauthorized use of a vehicle
- Unauthorized use of a credit card
- Passing bad checks
If the value of the stolen property is less than $250, the offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. If the value of the stolen property is more than $250, the offense is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Other factors may also result in a charge of felony theft. For example, stealing from a mail carrier is always a felony, as is stealing from a protected building or stealing a firearm. Stealing a firearm or a car is also a felony if the offense is accompanied by the use of force or a weapon.
Don’t Face Your Charge Alone
If you have been accused of theft, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney in Marshfield as soon as possible. The prosecution will work to build a strong case against you, and without legal representation, you may find it difficult to defend yourself. Mr. Hester understands how to defend clients against theft charges and can provide the strong defense you need.
We are available 24 hours a day, and we offer free initial consultations. We can help you build a strong defense strategy and provide the legal guidance you need. Call the Law Office of James Hester today to schedule your consultation. Payment plans and pay-later arrangements available.
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