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Felony Theft in St. Louis

Arrested? You need a Missouri theft defense attorney!

Have you been accused of stealing in St. Louis? The criminal charges that can accompany allegations of theft can find you facing incarceration, fines, and more. To be convicted of theft, it must be proven that you took someone else’s property or services without their permission and with the intent of depriving them of this property. Depending on the amount of property taken and the type of property this is, you may be facing a misdemeanor theft or a felony theft crime. Our St. Louis criminal attorneys explain the penalties for felony theft and what you should know if you have been accused of this crime.

When you have been accused of a theft crime, put 50 years of criminal defense experience on your side by working with the lawyers at Millikan Wright, LLC. We offer free consultations for you to speak with a member of our legal team about your rights and options during this time.

Fight Back Against Felony Theft Accusations

A theft is considered a felony if the value of the property is over $500.00, if certain kinds of property is taken, or if you have been convicted of a theft crime more than twice. We explain the penalties you may be facing if allegations of stealing have been brought against you.

Penalties for felony theft in St. Louis include:

  • Class D Felony Theft: An animal belonging to another personal is stolen, or two or more theft crimes have been committed at separate times in the past 10 years. This carries up to four years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.
  • Class C Felony Theft: Value of the property is less than $25,000, was taken from the person of the victim, or includes prohibited items, such as firearms, credit cards, controlled substances and more. This is punished with up to seven years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.
  • Class B Felony Theft: Value of the product is over $25,000. This is punished with 15 years in prison.

As with any theft crime, someone that has stolen this property from a store may additionally be accountable for repaying the store owner for the merchandise, incidental charges, and the court and attorney fees associated with this crime.

Protect Your Future With Our St. Louis Lawyers

Our St. Louis criminal defense attorneys have unique experience that can make the difference in your case. As former police officers and a prosecuting attorney, the attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC know how to ensure your rights have not been violated and afford you the best possible outcome.

If you are wondering how we may be able to help you, get started by calling our office directly. Someone from our legal team can discuss your rights and options with you and get started on your defense.

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