Kerb Law Group

Theft Crimes


Classification and Penalties of Theft Crimes

Level 1 Felony – Theft of property valued at 300,000 US dollars or more – 5 to 99 years imprisonment, fine of $10,000
Level 2 Felony – Theft of property valued at over 150,000 US dollars but less than 300,000 US dollars – 2 to 20 years imprisonment, fine of $10,000
Level 3 Felony – Theft of property valued at 30,000 US dollars or more but less than 150,000 US dollars – 2 to 10 years imprisonment, fine of $10,000
State Jail Felony – Theft of property valued at over 2500 yuan but less than 30,000 yuan – 180 days to 2 years imprisonment, fine of $10,000
Class A Misdemeanor – Theft of property valued at 750 US dollars or more but less than 2,500 US dollars – 1 year imprisonment, fine of $4,000
Class B Misdemeanor – Theft of property valued at over 100 yuan but less than 750 yuan – 180 days imprisonment, fine of $2,000
Class C Misdemeanor – Theft of property valued at less than 100 US dollars – fine of $500

Consequences of Theft Charges

A theft conviction can have significant future implications. You might face imprisonment; such a record could also create difficulties in finding employment later. Therefore, theft charges should be taken very seriously. If you are charged with theft, contact our office immediately for an assessment of your case. We will thoroughly explain the potential impact of these charges on you and how we can assist you. We will keep you informed of every development throughout the legal process and help you make informed decisions!

What Can an Attorney Do?

Whether you face a felony or misdemeanor theft charge, we are prepared to defend you actively against these allegations. Based on the specifics of your case, we will negotiate with the prosecution, striving to lessen or dismiss the charges. With the support of a criminal defense attorney, you can defend yourself, protect your rights, and avoid severe penalties. We offer a free case assessment to understand the intricacies of your situation thoroughly.

When to Hire an Attorney?

It is advisable to seek an attorney’s help when you are arrested, under investigation, or suspect that you might be charged with a crime. Seeking legal advice early on helps to protect your rights and provides proper guidance throughout the legal process. Even if you have not been formally charged or accused, an attorney can help you understand your rights, assist in communicating with law enforcement, and offer advice to protect your interests when necessary. For example, if you are accused of a felony, hiring an attorney before the case is formally charged can be crucial. At this stage, an attorney can intervene during the grand jury phase, sometimes preventing you from being charged. In criminal proceedings, the earlier you hire an attorney, the better. In early consultations, an attorney can offer more options and appropriate strategies for your case to maximize your rights.

Facing criminal charges, especially felonies, signifies potentially severe consequences. A conviction can lead to substantial fines, unemployment, imprisonment, and even deportation. The accused must choose a professional attorney. Only those with extensive experience in criminal defense can achieve the best possible outcomes for you. Often, selecting an excellent attorney could lead to acquittal or dismissal of charges, allowing you to leave the courtroom satisfied. However, an acquittal or dismissal of charges is unlikely if the prosecution holds vital evidence. Therefore, the defendant should select the best course of action under the guidance of their attorney.

Some attorneys might claim, ‘I will confront the prosecutor,’ but there are more effective approaches than this. In many cases, negotiating and collaborating with the prosecutor proves to be a superior strategy. At such times, only an attorney with extensive experience, comprehensive knowledge, and adept skills can secure the best possible outcome for you. Kerb Law Group has extensive experience in handling a broad spectrum of criminal cases, encompassing drunk driving, domestic violence, sexual offenses, theft, white-collar crimes, and drug-related offenses.

If your case goes to trial, you need an experienced trial attorney. Kerb Law Group boasts experienced trial attorneys who will develop the best strategy for you. They will advocate vigorously in court, committing their full efforts to secure the most favorable outcome for you. Please call 512.203.2649