You do not have to plead guilty . . . There is almost always a defense in theft cases.
Andrea Hayduk is an experienced Chattanooga theft and burglary criminal defense lawyer dedicated to responding to each client’s individual needs and concerns.
A person commits theft of property when he or she, with the intent to deprive the owner of the property, knowingly obtains or exercises control over the property without the owner’s effective consent.
Theft of property in Tennessee ranges from a Class A misdemeanor, if the property is $500 or less up, up to a Class B felony if the value of the property is $60,000 or more. This means that the punishment for this offense can range from fines and not more than one year in prison, on the lowest end, to not less than 8 years and not more than 30 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.
The offense of theft in Tennessee clearly carries serious repercussions. Because of the possible consequences to this charge, it is important that you contact an attorney who knows how to defend these cases and who is interested in obtaining the best result for you and your future. Without the adequate representation from a dedicated attorney, the consequences of this crime, which could affect your Tennessee criminal record and your ability to seek employment, could have serious, negative long-term effects.
If you are faced with a theft criminal charge in the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area, contact criminal defense Attorney Andrea Hayduk now at 423-805-3100 or click here for a free initial consultation.
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