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Aggressive Defense for the Accused in Northwest Missouri

Being accused of theft can be a very stressful experience. You may be facing serious criminal charges, and you may be worried about the impact that a conviction could have on your future. At Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter, our St. Joseph theft crime lawyers understand what you are going through, and we are here to help.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience, and we have successfully defended numerous clients against theft charges in Missouri. We know the law, we know the local courts, and we know what it takes to win. If you have been accused of theft, we can help you, too.

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced theft crime lawyers, call (816) 551-2482 or contact us online today.

Types of Theft Crimes in Missouri

Under Missouri law, theft is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of criminal offenses. The specific charge you face will depend on the nature of the alleged theft, as well as the value of the property or services that were allegedly stolen.

Some of the most common types of theft crimes in Missouri include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft
  • Theft by deception
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Auto theft

Each of these offenses is unique, and the penalties for a conviction will vary depending on the specific charge. However, all theft crimes are taken very seriously in Missouri, and a conviction can have a lasting impact on your life.

What Are the Penalties for Theft in Missouri?

The penalties for theft in Missouri depend on the value of the property or services that were allegedly stolen. In general, the higher the value of the theft, the more severe the penalties will be.

Under Missouri law, theft is generally charged as follows:

  • Class D misdemeanor: Theft of property or services valued at less than $500
  • Class A misdemeanor: Theft of property or services valued at $500 or more but less than $1,500
  • Class E felony: Theft of property or services valued at $1,500 or more but less than $25,000
  • Class D felony: Theft of property or services valued at $25,000 or more but less than $100,000
  • Class C felony: Theft of property or services valued at $100,000 or more but less than $250,000
  • Class B felony: Theft of property or services valued at $250,000 or more

In addition to these penalties, a theft conviction can also result in the loss of your job, damage to your personal and professional reputation, and other serious consequences. As such, it is important to take theft charges seriously and to seek legal representation as soon as possible.

How Can a Theft Crime Lawyer Help Me?

If you have been accused of theft, you may be wondering whether you need to hire a lawyer. The answer is yes. An experienced theft crime lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and they can help you build a strong defense against the charges you face.

When you hire Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter, we will:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation: We will review the evidence against you, interview witnesses, and look for any evidence that could help prove your innocence.
  • Identify any potential defenses: Depending on the circumstances, there may be several defenses available to you. For example, if you were falsely accused, we may be able to present evidence that someone else committed the theft. If the police violated your rights during the investigation, we may be able to have the evidence against you thrown out.
  • Represent you in court: If your case goes to trial, we will be there to represent you every step of the way. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience, and we know how to win in court.
  • Negotiate with the prosecution: In some cases, it may be in your best interest to accept a plea deal. If this is the case, we will negotiate with the prosecution to secure the best possible deal on your behalf.

At Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter, we are committed to providing our clients with the aggressive and effective legal representation they deserve. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and your future, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve a favorable outcome in your case.

Our St. Joseph Theft Criminal Lawyers Can Help

If you have been accused of theft, you need a lawyer on your side. Call Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter at (816) 551-2482 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced theft crime lawyers today. We serve clients in St. Joseph, Kansas City, and the surrounding areas.

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced theft crime lawyers, call (816) 551-2482 or contact us online today.

Commonly Asked Questions

What Are the Potential Consequences of a Larceny Conviction in Missouri?

The consequences of a theft conviction in Missouri can be severe and long-lasting. Depending on the classification of the misdemeanor or felony, penalties can include fines and imprisonment. Beyond legal penalties, a conviction can lead to job loss, damage to personal and professional reputation, and other serious repercussions. It's important to address these charges with the seriousness they warrant and seek legal representation promptly.

Why Should I Choose Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter, PC for My Theft Defense in St. Joseph?

Choosing Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter, PC for your theft defense in St. Joseph means you'll be represented by attorneys with over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our deep understanding of Missouri law and familiarity with local courts make us a strong ally. We are dedicated to aggressive and effective legal representation, proving every client with the attention and defense they deserve.

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