Theft Defense Attorney in Lynnwood, Edmonds, WA
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Theft Defense Attorney – You should understand that in our state, the level or severity of the a theft charge is decided by the type and the value of whatever is claimed to be stolen. The most common theft charge is shoplifting, which is taking property from a retail establishment. A theft can be in the Third Degree, the lowest level of theft, all the way up to a Felony Theft, depending on the value of the item taken.
Each are charged differently as follows:
Third Degree Theft occurs when the value of the items stolen is less than $750, and the theft does not include a firearm or a motor vehicle. This level of theft charge is a gross misdemeanor and can be punishable by up to one year of jail and up to a fine of $5,000 or both.
Second Degree Theft includes theft of items above $750, and not more than $5,000, and does not include a motor vehicle or a firearm. This level of theft charge is a Class C Felony and is punishable by up to five years on jail and up to a fine of $10,000 or both.
First Degree Theft is the most serious of theft charges and covers thefts over $5,000 and includes penalties of up to 10 years in jail and up to a $20,000 fine or both. Like the other lesser degrees of theft, this charge does not involve a motor vehicle or gun theft.
Theft of a motor vehicle or theft of a firearm are Class B Felonies, a serious offense, and charged as such, regardless of the value of the motor vehicle or of the value of the firearm.
Attorney Marke Schnackenberg specializes in Domestic Violence Defense, DUI Defense and Theft Defense. Serving the Lynnwood and Edmonds, Washington.
If you have been charged with any of these offenses, you need to contact Schnackenberg Law Office of Lynnwood WA today!
Serving Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Alderwood Manor, Bothell and Mill Creek, communities and surrounding cities, in Snohomish County,WA