Fighting to Protect Your Freedom
If you have been charged with a theft-related crime in Michigan, your next move is to consult with an attorney that can help you. Theft crimes can range in severity from misdemeanors to felonies and federal crimes, depending on the facts and circumstances involved. Courts will particularly consider the value of property or money allegedly stolen and the accused’s prior criminal record when determining penalties. Regardless of the specific offense, theft crimes are considered “crimes of moral turpitude,” meaning they are often viewed distastefully by people who may conduct background checks, such as prospective employers and landlords.
Michigan Larceny (or Theft) Laws
- Value less than $200: Misdemeanor charges: up to 93 days in jail and fines of up to $500 or 3 times the value of the stolen property (whichever is more)
- Value more than $200, but less than $1,000: Misdemeanor charges: up to 1 year in jail and fines of up to $2,000 or 3 times the value of the stolen property, (whichever is more).
- Value more than $1,000 and less than $20,000: Felony charges: up to 5 years in prison and fines of not more than $10,000 or 3 times the value of the stolen property, (whichever is more).
- Value more than $20,000: Felony charges: up to 10 years in prison or fines of not more than $15,000 or 3 times the value of the stolen property, (whichever is more).
Theft Crimes Defense
We approach theft crime defense in the same way we do other criminal defense matters. We have successfully represented clients charged with theft crimes, including the following:
- Bank robbery
- Identity theft
In our over ten years of handling both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, we have helped hundreds of clients to achieve successful outcomes. We fight to keep you out of custody, protect your rights and pursue a favorable outcome in court.
If you have been arrested for theft, you may be able to have the charges against you reduced or even dropped altogether with the help of an experienced defense attorney. Please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We will keep your information confidential.