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Theft Crimes Attorney in Youngstown

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Theft occurs when one individual takes another’s property without or beyond the authorized consent of the owner, either through deception, threat, or intimidation. Theft can range from misdemeanor charges all the way to felony charges. All these charges are serious and can have a substantial impact on your quality of life and your future.

At Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones, Attorney & Counselor at Law, our Youngstown theft crimes attorney can help you through your circumstances. As a former prosecutor, Rhys has unique insight into how the prosecution will approach your case and can use that in order to poke holes in their claims against you. With more than a decade of experience behind us, we are capable of handling a range of cases, from start to finish.

Find out more about your options by calling (330) 299-4077 today. We offer free consultations.

What Is the Punishment for Theft in Ohio?

The punishments for theft vary according to the level of the crime, which is based on the value of what was allegedly stolen.

Theft crimes and their corresponding punishments are as follows:

  • First-degree misdemeanor theft: Fines of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to 180 days
  • Fifth-degree felony theft: Fines of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for 6 to 12 months
  • Fourth-degree felony theft: Fines of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for 6 to 18 months
  • Third-degree felony theft: Fines of up to $10,000 and imprisonment for 1 to 5 years
  • Second-degree felony theft: Fines of up to $15,000 and imprisonment for 2 to 8 years
  • First-degree felony theft: Fines of up to $20,000 and imprisonment for 3 to 11 years

In addition, if convicted of theft, you may be liable to compensate the owner in additional ways, such as paying back the monetary or retail value of the stolen property, paying for other damages, or paying for the administrative costs of bringing a suit against you.

When Does Theft Become a Felony Charge?

Typically, if the amount of property stolen is worth more than $1,000, the crime is considered felony theft. In some circumstances, even if the amount is less than $1,000, felony charges may be brought, such as in the case of stealing a vehicle, credit card, firearm, or drugs.

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To learn more about your options and discuss your case with a former prosecutor, get in touch with our firm as soon as possible. Our Youngstown theft crimes attorney can walk you through your options and fight on your behalf.

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