Charged with a theft crime?
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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.
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.
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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:
- Armed Robbery
- 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.
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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