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Louisiana Laws RS 14:67 defines theft as "the misappropriation or taking of anything of value which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations." Many different criminal charges can fall into the category of "theft," and while the seriousness of these charges can vary, it is always essential that the accused have dedicated and capable counsel in their corner to protect their interests.

At Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm, we understand the challenges accused individuals face in our justice system. Prosecutors in these cases often rely on paper trails, security footage, and other kinds of hard evidence that can seem overwhelming to the accused. Our firm prides itself on a proactive, detail-oriented approach that ensures that the state's case is thoroughly countered and that the best possible outcome is placed within reach of our clients.

Want to learn more about how he can help navigate your theft charge? Call our knowledgeable Bossier City criminal defense attorney at 318.719.7515 today.

Kinds of Theft Crimes

"Theft" can be the result of a number of different crimes. While there is a Louisiana "theft" statute, numerous other crimes that are also considered theft because they intend to illegally take property or money from another person or party.

Theft crimes can include:

  • Robbery
  • Armed Robbery
  • Larceny
  • Carjacking
  • Shoplifting ("theft of goods")
  • Unauthorized use of bank or credit cards
  • Identity theft

No matter what your charge entails, you may still have options. Contact our office today to speak with us about your case today.

Theft Penalties

Unfortunately, all theft crimes in Louisiana are considered a felony offense. These charges, however, can carry a range of different penalties depending on their perceived seriousness.

Theft penalties in Louisiana include:

  • Stolen property valued less than $500: maximum 6 months in prison and $1,000 in fines
  • Stolen property valued more than $500 and less than $1,500: maximum 2 years in prison and $2,000 in fines
  • Stolen property valued $1,500 or more: maximum 10 years in prison and $3,000 in fines

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