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Burglary, stealing, and theft charges, commonly referred to as property offenses, are often mistakenly treated as trivial or unimportant offenses when in fact they should be taken quite seriously. Many people are unaware that property offenses and theft crimes often affect an individual’s ability to obtain employment, and can also result in increased penalties for later offenses. Under Missouri law, in some circumstances, a person with two previous theft-related convictions may be charged with a felony on his or her third or subsequent offense.
At Cavanagh & Associates, we provide experienced criminal defense representation to clients in St. Charles, St. Louis, Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas in the face of theft charges. St. Louis theft crime attorney Jack Cavanagh has been working in this field since 1962 and has experience as a former prosecutor. This level of experience builds a foundation for more effective defense counsel, no matter how serious or complex your theft crime case may be.
Misdemeanor & Felony Theft Offenses
Theft may be described as intentionally and unlawfully taking another’s property. Most often, theft is a felony when the value of the item(s) stolen exceeds $500.00. Still, the actual charge will depend on the specific facts of each case. For example, a violent theft crime like robbery or carjacking may be charged as a felony regardless of the value of property involved.
St. Louis theft crime lawyer Jack Cavanagh represents clients facing such theft charges as:
- Shoplifting (theft of property valued at less than $500.00)
- Juvenile theft crimes
- Receiving stolen property
- Theft of property valued at over $500.00
If you have been charged with any type of theft offense, there are important steps you should take to protect your legal interests. In some cases, it may be possible to plead to an amended offense in order to avoid some of the stricter penalties that theft crimes can carry with them. Taking a plea agreement, however, is a personal choice. You should only make this important decision with all of the information made available to you, and we can help with this.
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