From Shoplifting To Burglary Charges, We Will Fight For You
From a seemingly harmless prank to breaking and entering, Arkansas punishes theft crimes severely. If you face a misdemeanor or felony theft charge, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight on your behalf.
Our theft crime defense attorneys at The Sanders Firm PLLC, have experience working on both sides of the law. Having worked for the prosecutor’s office, they have a unique insight into the criminal justice system that we use to our client’s advantage. With insider knowledge of how the prosecutor develops cases, we can prepare a defense that addresses the right arguments to best protect your rights.
Don’t Let A Theft Charge Ruin Your Future
In Arkansas, a theft crime involves someone taking another person’s property with the intent of depriving the owner of their property. Theft can occur in many different ways, from burglary to embezzlement.
We can defend you against a variety of theft crimes, including:
- Auto theft
Theft can be a misdemeanor or a felony charge, depending on the severity of the crime. A misdemeanor theft involves property that is valued at $1,000 or less, is from a cemetery or has value to the owner. A misdemeanor theft conviction may lead to up to one year in prison and fines. Felony theft involves property valued at $1,000 or more and is separated into different classes depending on the type of property stolen and its value. Felony theft convictions carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years or more, with fines of up to $15,000.
From drunken mistakes to dares gone wrong, it is not uncommon for college students to get swept up in a theft charge. However, a misdemeanor or felony theft conviction can impact your academic career and follow you for the rest of your life. You may face expulsion, suspension or removal from athletic teams, and loss of scholarships or financial aid, and you may even lose access to campus housing. After college, the conviction will remain on your record and appear on employment and housing background checks.
Protecting Your Freedom
At The Sanders Firm PLLC, we can help you fight against theft charges and protect your rights. The sooner you reach out to us, the better your chance of a favorable outcome. Call our Conway office at 501-400-7352 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.