Have you been accused of a theft crime in the state of Rhode Island? Whether you’re dealing with burglary, shoplifting, or a more serious crime like embezzlement, don’t immediately assume you’re doomed to whatever penalties are put upon you. Being convicted of a theft crime can have a serious impact on your life by damaging your personal relationships, impacting your career, and taking away your freedom. If you want to stand a chance at minimizing the penalties you face or even having the charges dropped altogether, it’s important to consult with an experienced Rhode Island theft lawyer before you have been convicted of anything.
It doesn’t matter what type of theft crime you’re facing, our office is here to help. Below, you will find the common types of theft crimes we deal with, plus the possible penalties you may face. You can set up a free consultation with our office to obtain information that is specific to your case and find out what you may be up against in terms of penalties.
Common Types of Theft Crimes We Deal With
We have experience dealing with a variety of theft crimes. Some of the theft crimes we have dealt with for clients include burglary, robbery, shoplifting, carjacking, grand theft, larceny, embezzlement, home invasion, petty theft, and armed robbery. The severity of the crime committed will determine whether or not it is deemed a misdemeanor or a felony theft crime. No matter what type of theft crime you are being charged with, we are here to help and will provide effective, strong representation.
Penalties for Theft Crimes in Rhode Island
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor theft crime or a felony theft crime, the penalties can be severe. You can be facing anything from a lengthy prison sentence, large fines and court costs, and also restitution. Having this type of conviction on your record can also impact your ability to keep and/or gain employment. It can be seriously detrimental to your future and it’s best to minimize the penalties as much as possible.
If a theft crime is considered to be minor, it can still result in up to one year in jail, plus you may be required to pay fines of anywhere from $50 to $500. You may also be put on probation for one to three years if you are convicted of the crime. Some other theft crimes will come with much larger penalties. It should also be noted that any theft that involves the use of force, as with a firearm or other deadly weapon, will have even more severe penalties than a crime committed without the threat of a firearm. The penalties you face will obviously be unique to your case and we can prepare you for what to expect.
How We Can Help You
If you have been convicted of a theft crime, you need an experienced Rhode Island theft lawyer fighting for you and protecting your rights. We will provide you with an aggressive defense strategy to get your penalties reduced or possibly have the charges dropped completely. You do have options if you are facing a theft crime charge, so do not give into the charges and plead guilty. It’s also important that you do not wait until charges have been filed to seek legal representation. The sooner we get involved with your case, the better the possible outcome.
Call our office today for a free consultation so we can discuss your case, the penalties you are potentially facing, and to outline how we can help you personally. It is our goal to minimize the effect these charges have on your life.