Columbus Theft Crime Lawyer
Defending Individuals Against Accusations of Theft
Are you facing charges for theft? Theft offenses are taken very seriously in Ohio. There are a broad range of charges an individual could face, ranging from minor to severe. Regardless, even the smallest charge should be treated like a major offense, especially when your future may be impacted. If you are convicted of a theft crime, you could face thousands of dollars in fines, time behind bars, and other life-altering penalties.
At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, our team pulls from 15+ years of legal experience to defend your theft case. If you need help defending yourself against such charges and the threat of a criminal record, make sure you call on our team to represent your rights. Our Columbus theft crime attorneys are ready to go to bat for your case.
Facing charges for a theft crime? Get defense today by scheduling your free consultation with our Columbus theft crime attorney!
What is Considered a Theft Crime in Ohio?
The basic definition of theft is the taking of someone else's property without their consent. Theft crimes can also involve the use of force, threat of violence, or a direct confrontation with the victim. However, there are many different crimes that fall under the umbrella of theft and not all will look exactly the same.
Theft Crime Cases We Handle
Ohio law provides for harsh penalties against those convicted of a theft crime. Depending on the circumstances, the penalties could be greatly increased, such as if a firearm was used or if the crime took place against an elderly individual. Due to the serious impact that theft crimes can have on society, the prosecution and law enforcement often handle such cases with an aggressive mindset, pursuing these charges to their fullest extent. That is why it is so crucial for you to obtain a seasoned legal advocate who will fight to clear your name!
Stay educated and informed about the facts and decisions throughout your case by going online to the Franklin County Municipal Clerk of Court website and searching for your theft crime case.
What is Considered Felony Theft in Ohio?
In the state of Ohio, theft can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the property or services that were stolen, or the type of property stolen.
Possible felony theft crimes include:
- First degree felony: Stolen property or service valued at more than $1,500,000
- Second degree felony: Stolen property or service valued at $750,000 or more but less than $1,500,000
- Third degree felony: Stolen property or service valued at more than $150,000, but less than $750,000, or the stolen item is anhydrous ammonia or a firearm
- Fourth degree felony: Stolen property or service valued at more than $7,500, but less than $150,000, or the stolen item was a dangerous drug or motor vehicle
- Fifth degree felony: Stolen property or service valued at more than $1,000, but less than $7,500, or the property was a blank vehicle title form or driver’s license, or a vehicle license plate or temporary placard, or a credit/debit card or check
Don't Face Your Theft Charges Alone: Contact Our Firm Today
If you are concerned and uncertain as to what your next step should be after being arrested for a theft crime, make sure you turn to The Meranda Law Firm LTD. Our seasoned team of Columbus theft crime lawyers is focused on helping criminal defendants fight the charges against them through skillful negotiation and aggressive litigation. We are fully committed to your best interests and protecting your legal rights, as well as to providing high quality and affordable legal support. Our team understands the importance of personalized care and constant client communication, and you will receive this kind of counsel when you come to our firm.
If you need representation any type of theft offense, contact our dedicated Columbus theft crime attorneys!
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What should I do if my child was arrested?No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.
How do I appeal my conviction?What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.