Oakland County Theft Crime Attorneys
Unmatched Criminal Defense Services in Bloomfield Hills
If you have been wrongfully accused of committing a crime of theft in Oakland County or any nearby areas, you are probably facing a lot of turmoil and anxiety about what to do. Being accused of any crime is bad enough, but the label “thief” will haunt you wherever you go on account of its long-term consequences. Those convicted of theft not only have to face harsh penalties of enormous fines and extensive prison time, but of having their reputation permanently stained with a criminal record.
Our theft crime lawyers in Oakland County know full well the amount of stress and fear you are encountering, and we are determined to offer our clients aggressive and powerful support so that they feel confident when they go to trial. Bloomfield Law Group is committed to closely examining your case to make the strongest defense available.
Call us today at (248) 243-6610 to make sure that you have a lawyer who seeks your best interest.
Examples of Theft Crime Charges in Michigan
The broad term of theft encapsulates a wide variety of distinct crimes, even though the general definition refers to stealing someone else’s property without their knowledge or permission. The kind of property itself that might have been stolen ranges widely – deeds, money, vehicles, bank notes, jewelry, antiques, receipts, and public records can be stolen, but so can other goods that do not have obvious monetary value.
The two primary kinds of theft misdemeanors in Michigan are organized by monetary amounts: theft of objects which are valued at being under $200 in terms of cost, and theft of objects valued between $200 and $1,000. Any piece of property or good that is valued over $1,000 will not be charged as a misdemeanor but rather as a felony. In order to figure out the penalties for each theft crime, however, it is not always so simple. This is where it is important to bring in an experienced legal representative to present to the court whether the property was really worth its alleged value, or whether your actions must necessarily count as theft.
Categories of Theft
It is important to know just how many types of theft there could be, and which you have been accused of. Theft is not merely limited to robbing someone of money.
Some examples of the most common forms of theft from which we have successfully defended clients in courts of law include:
- Vehicle theft
- Forging checks
- Identity theft
- Receiving or hiding goods or objects that have been stolen
- Joyriding and carjacking
- Robbery, whether the perpetrator has a weapon or not
- Retail fraud
- Credit card fraud
Get Help Today from Experienced Attorneys
Since the exact details of the laws connected with each of these types of theft are very complicated and dependent on distinct circumstances, you will need one of our highly knowledgeable Oakland County theft crime attorneys on your side. Many theft situations are not simply “black-and-white,” but entirely circumstantial.
You might not have known an owner’s intention for a piece of property, or thought you had been gifted or loaned it. You might have even had an owner’s permission and the entire scenario is a colossal mistake. Regardless of the circumstances, we are here to make sure your story gets heard and fairly represented.
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