Theft Crime Lawyer in Waterford, MI
Waterford Criminal Defense Attorney for Theft Charges
As a broad term, a “theft crime” may include any type of unlawful act that involves taking another’s property. Even attempts to commit theft may be considered criminal acts. If you or someone you know has been accused of or arrested for shoplifting, carjacking, robbery, mugging, burglary, or any theft-related offense, you need a legal professional on your side. As an experienced Waterford criminal defense attorney, Roberto A. Bihar stands prepared to protect your rights while building a compelling defense on your behalf.
It starts with a free case evaluation: call (248) 291-3368 to get started!
Types & Categorizations of Theft Crimes in Michigan
In Michigan, theft crimes carry varying penalties that depend primarily on the type and amount of goods, money, or other items involved. As such, a defendant may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the specifics of the alleged offense.
The following are the primary classifications of theft crimes under Michigan Penal Code §750.356:
- Theft of property valued at up to $1,000 is a misdemeanor offense and may be punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000 or 3 times the value of property stolen, whichever is greater.
- Theft of property valued at $1,000 or more is a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $15,000 or 3 times the value of property stolen, whichever is greater.
Enhanced charges and penalties may apply if a defendant is accused of a violent theft crime such as robbery or carjacking.
When you consider the jail or prison time and fines involved, you need to take an aggressive stance and fight your theft crime charges. Choose someone who will work tirelessly, going above and beyond to help you reach the best possible outcome.
Contact Waterford theft crime lawyer Roberto Bihar at (248) 291-3368 and discuss your case with someone who cares about your future.