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Theft Crime Lawyer

Idaho Falls Criminal Defense Attorney

Theft crimes refer to a broad set of criminal offenses that involve the act of taking someone else's property without the permission of the original owner; keeping the property without the intent of returning it; and utilizing some form of fraud or deception to obtain the property. If you have been arrested for any type of theft crime, our firm can provide you with an effective defense that can protect your interests and safeguard your constitutional rights.

Because we are licensed to practice at all levels of state and federal courts in Idaho, we can take on even the most complex cases with efficiency and precision. No matter what type of charges you are facing, an Idaho Falls criminal defense lawyer from our firm is ready to use our knowledge of the law to create a compelling defense on your behalf. The state of Idaho has two major categories of theft crimes: petit and grand. The legal team at the Cutler Law Office, P.A. can handle misdemeanor petit theft charges or felony charges involving grand theft.

Idaho Petty Theft & Grand Theft Charges

Petit Theft Charges
Petit theft - also known as petty theft - is defined as the theft of property that has been valued at $1,000 or less. Petty theft can be penalized by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in county jail not exceeding 1 year, or both. Property such as livestock, firearms, checks, or debit cards that were stolen and did not exceed $1,000, however, will qualify as grand theft.

Grand Theft Charges
Grand theft charges can include many offenses, such as extortion or fraud, theft of property exceeding $1,000, theft of a check, debit card, firearm, livestock, or identity. Typically charged as a felony offense, grand theft can be punished by fines not exceeding $5,000, confinement in state prison for not less than 1 year and not exceeding 14 years, or both.

Call the Cutler Law Office, P.A. Immediately After an Arrest

Do not assume that facing misdemeanor theft crime charges will somehow mean that the implications are less serious. Individuals who are facing a first-time offense such as a minor shoplifting charge could be forced to deal with the repercussions of a permanent criminal record. Any criminal record, no matter how minor the incident, could result in difficulties applying for scholarships, pursuing higher educational goals, applying for career opportunities, and applying for a loan for a new home or car. Society generally has a negative view of theft crimes and often does not trust an individual who has been convicted of one.

Call our firm to learn more about the potential legal strategies for your defense!