Indiana Theft Defense Attorney: Fighting Criminal Charges For Theft Crimes
Criminal charges can lead to convictions, fines and jail time and seriously affect your future. At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, our criminal defense attorney, Brian D. Williams, understands the potential consequences of facing theft charges and that these charges could have a lasting impact on your life. He defends clients in Indianapolis against criminal charges, including theft and charges of shoplifting.
Criminal Defense For Different Types Of Theft Crimes
Our attorney, Mr. Williams, has experience defending against different types of theft cases. The severity of criminal charges for theft crimes can vary. He defends clients against charges of:
- Identity theft
- White collar crime
- Money laundering
- Auto theft
Mr. Williams is a criminal defense attorney who provides an aggressive theft defense on behalf of his clients. At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, he has experience in handling all types of theft and fraud cases in the state of Indiana.
What Are The Penalties For Theft In Indiana?
In Indiana, theft is a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property is less than $750. The penalties for a Class A misdemeanor are up to one year in jail, probation and, possibly, community service. They can also include restitution and up to a $5,000 fine as well as court costs.
If the value of the property taken is between $750 and $50,000, or if the person has a prior conviction for theft or criminal conversion, then the crime is treated as a Level 6 felony. In Indiana, a Level 6 felony comes with a minimum of six months in jail to 2 1/2 years in prison, probation, possible community service, potential restitution and up to a $10,000 fine as well as court costs.
A conviction for a theft crime in Indiana can result in more than just fines, penalties, community service, restitution and probation. A conviction can also result in consequences that impact your daily life and future. These can include :
- Your driver’s license could be suspended
- You could lose financial aid and college scholarships
- You could risk your professional licenses, now or in the future
- You could lose your job or miss out on potential job opportunities
A criminal arrest and a conviction for theft will show up on your record. Anytime anyone does a criminal background check for an employment opportunity or a housing application it could affect your eligibility. This can lead to significant stress in your life.
Defense Strategies To Protect Your Rights
Our criminal defense attorney will prepare a defense strategy designed to protect your rights and resolve your case with minimal stress and as quickly as possible. First-time offenders may be eligible to have charges dismissed in favor of education, intervention or diversion-type programs.
Fight Your Theft Charges. Contact An Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney Today.
Law Office of B.D. Williams offers free consultations. If you were accused of a theft crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today. Reach out online or give our office a call at (317) 500-4857 as soon as possible to schedule your free appointment.