Misdemeanor Theft in St. Louis
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Theft crimes can occur in many different forms and is often used to generally describe
the taking of goods or services in an unlawful manner, without the owner’s
consent and with the intention of depriving the rightful owner of their
goods. Theft is often the crime that occurs in conjunction with another
crime, such as
burglary. Theft can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. No matter what kind of
theft charge you are facing, you need the help of a St. Louis criminal
defense lawyer that you can trust.
At Millikan Wright, LLC, our
team of lawyers are here to defend your rights include a former police officer and former
prosecuting attorney. This means that we have intimate knowledge of the
many ways you can be accused of this crime. We are dedicated to defending
your rights at all costs. Get started by
calling our firm to learn how we can help you.
Have you been accused of stealing in Missouri?
Stealing, or theft, in Missouri can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony
crime. Depending on the value and type of the property taken, you may
find yourself looking at different charges. Misdemeanor theft in St. Louis
occurs when the value of the property or services is less than $500.00.
Unless the property stolen is a "prohibited" item, such as a
firearm, this offense is a Class A Misdemeanor.
If you have been accused of misdemeanor theft, you may be facing:
- One day to one year in prison
- A fine up to $1,000.00.
If the merchandise you are accused of taking was from a store, you may
also be responsible for repaying the store owner for the properly stolen,
incidental costs up to $100, a penalty of up to $250, and all court costs
incurred by the store owner as a result of your actions.
Millikan Wright, LLC Stands With You
There are numerous defenses that can be employed when someone has been
accused of a theft crime. For example, if you believed that you were entitled
to the property or that the owner of the property would have agreed to
you taking the property, it may not be considered theft or stealing.
During this time, you need the dedicated defense of an experienced theft
crime attorney at the law firm of Millikan Wright, LLC. With over 50 years
of combined experience fighting for the rights of the accused in St. Louis,
you have the full weight of our team behind you after an arrest. When
you have been placed in custody, get the heavyweights you need by your side.