What Is Theft?
Theft is the unlawful taking of property. (If property is taken without permission, it can be considered theft.) In Utah, there are numerous crimes involving theft:
- Shoplifting (retail theft)
- Credit card theft
- Theft of services
- Receipt of stolen property
- Identity theft
- Theft by deception
- Armed robbery
- Money laundering
Possible Punishment for Theft Crimes.
Punishments vary, but all are serious. For example, depending on the amount taken, theft can range from a class B misdemeanor to a second-degree felony. Crimes usually involving dangerous weapons, such as robbery and carjacking, carry extremely heavy fines and significant jail time.
I’ve Been Arrested or Charged with a Theft Crime. What Should I Do?
You should hire a skilled Utah theft lawyer who will sit down with you and listen to your situation. At Brown Law, our Utah criminal defense team knows how to defend people’s liberty against Utah theft charges. We will examine your case, determine if the police obtained evidence (even a confession) unconstitutionally; and, if they did, we will fight to have the evidence suppressed and your case dismissed. Call your Salt Lake theft attorney for your free consultation: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016.