Charges related to theft in Indiana can come with very serious consequences. In order to defend yourself from a theft conviction of any type, you need to hire an Indiana theft defense lawyer that understands the legal aspects and the personal impact these charges may have on your life. If you have been charged with a theft crime in Indiana, you need a theft defense attorney as soon as possible! Call our office at 317-500-4857 for help now.
Types of Thefts We Help Defend Against
We have experience in defending all types of theft cases and can guide you through this difficult time in your life. If you have been charged with the following type of theft crimes:
- Identity Theft
- White collar crime
- Money laundering
- Auto theft
As an Indiana theft attorney, we can provide the aggressive theft defense you need. At The Law Office of B.D. Williams, ESQ, we have 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 penalty for Class A misdemeanor is up to 1 year in jail, probation, possible community service, it can 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; the crime is treated as a Level 6 felony. In Indiana, a Level 6 Felony comes with a minimum of 6 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.
The consequences for a theft conviction in Indiana may include:
- Mandatory fines and costs
- Community service
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Possible jail time
- Possible prison time
- Loss of college scholarships
- Public humiliation
- Career stress
- Loss of job
- Loss of professional licenses
Crimes of moral turpitude, like theft, can not only affect your employment, but can also affect any type of career opportunity that may exist in any job. Any type of theft or fraud convictions could result in loss of professional or occupational licenses and loss of college scholarships.
Do You Need an Indiana Theft Attorney?
Call Us at 317-500-4857
We often find that clients accused of committing acts of theft are people who have had just had temporary lapses in judgment. In our experience, we have been successful in using creative strategies to help our clients in resolving the criminal defense both quickly and efficiently. If you are a first-time theft offender, you may be eligible for a diversion or intervention program which can result in your charges getting dropped or dismissed.
When charged with a theft crime there are many different defense strategies that an attorney may use. For example, you may never have intended to steal the item in the first place and an experienced defense attorney will work to make sure the prosecutor cannot prove the offense was committed intentionally.
Do You Need an Attorney for Theft Defenses
If you were accused of a criminal offense such as theft, you need to hire the best attorney available for a proper theft defense. Give our office a call as soon as possible to have an expert attorney give you a free consultation today at 317-500-4857.