Theft Crime Attorney in Shreveport
Strong Legal Representation You Can Trust
Have you been charged with a theft crime in Louisiana? Depending on the severity of your charge, you may be facing punishments ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony charge. Law enforcement considers all theft crimes to be very serious, and will almost always seek the maximum punishment possible. That’s why it’s essential to enlist the assistance of a practiced attorney who can help.
The Shreveport criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Verity Gentry Bell, LLC has handled thousands of cases, giving her the necessary experience, resources, and in-depth understanding of the legal process to aggressively advocate for your rights. Whether you have been charged with petty theft or armed robbery, Ms. Bell is prepared to fight for you.
To schedule your free initial case evaluation, contact the firm at (318) 225-7140 today.
Common Theft Charges & Penalties
While generally defined as the taking of another person’s property without permission, charges of theft vary dramatically in terms of type and penalty.
Common types of theft include:
- Petty larceny, or shoplifting
- Grand theft auto and carjacking
- Armed robbery
- Theft of services
- Identity theft or cyber theft
- Felony larceny
Theft charges have varying penalties depending on the amount and whether or not the charge qualified as a misdemeanor or felony. Theft of items with a value of $500 or less can be subject to six months in jail and $1000 in fines, whereas theft of items with a value of over $1500 can lead to a penalty of a maximum of 10 years (with or without hard labor) and $3000 in fines.
Fighting for Your Freedom & Your Future
Beyond the criminal penalties resulting from a theft conviction, you could also be subject to civil penalties. Victims of theft can file claims for restitution as well as punitive damages. Finally, a criminal record is public, meaning it can affect your ability to seek employment, housing, and more. If you have been charged with theft, it is crucial that you contact a Shreveport criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. The Law Office of Verity Gentry Bell, LLC has years of legal experience and is prepared to aggressively fight for your freedom and your future.
Looking for help with a theft charge in Louisiana? Call Ms. Bell at (318) 225-7140 today for a free consultation.