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Larceny & Theft

The term theft encompasses several types of offenses, ranging from theft of goods, shoplifting, theft of services, theft by check, theft of trade secrets, vehicle theft, and even theft of cable television signals. Thefts can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the conduct and the amount or value of the item taken.

The typical theft at the misdemeanor level is petty theft from a retail store, commonly called shoplifting. Other common theft and larceny cases include theft of a vehicle, even if the keys are left in the car. Theft in large gathering places is common, such as schools or universities. yet charges such as Possession of Lost Property or Possession of Stolen Proeprty seem to be filed quite often where an individual is found carrying an item that was recently stolen -- depsite whether that person knew the item was infact reported stolen or missing. A recent number of cases involve credit card theft, whether the actual card is taken or the numbers used without the credit card in possession. All of those cases fall under the purview of theft and larceny related charges.

There is typically room for discussion during plea barganing for many types of thefts, especially with first time offenders. At the same time, some thefts are difficult to prove, making trial a possibility. If you've been arrested, whether on simple shoplifting or a check cashing scheme, call the Law Offices of Robert Keates for a consultation at 512-216-3211.

 

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