Lexington Theft Crime Lawyers
Offering 40+ Years of Collective Experience - (859) 951-3112
At Bleile & Dawson, we have a legal team that is made up of up highly talented Lexington criminal defense attorneys. These attorneys have three decades of combined experience in the practice of law! At our firm, we handle a wide range of criminal cases, including those that involve theft crimes. If you have been charged with a theft crime, we advise you to consult with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.
Once you hire us, we get straight to work on your case-we thoroughly investigate the criminal matter, analyze the evidence being used against you, gather our evidence and craft a strategic plan for your defense. When you work with our firm, you get the benefit of having multiple lawyers involved in your case, rather than just one. Our award-winning team even includes an attorney who was selected to the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠, a rare honor that goes to the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40.
Call (859) 951-3112, and we can provide you with a free case evaluation, offering initial legal guidance concerning your criminal matter.
What is Considered Theft?
Kentucky law outlines two types of theft: criminal and civil theft. Criminal theft can be defined as the taking or transporting someone else’s property with their prior consent. The state prosecutes criminal theft crimes. These involve jail time, penalties and fines while civil theft crimes are tried in civil court and do not typically involve prison sentences.
What are some Types of Theft Crimes?
There are many types of larceny or theft crimes, each involving certain circumstances. Some of these crimes include:
- Petty Theft
- Grand Theft
- Theft of Services
- Identity Theft
- Theft by Conversion
- Receipt of Stolen Property
- Intellectual Property Theft
Depending on the nature of your accusation, you could face serious consequences if you are convicted o of a theft crime, which is why hiring a skilled Lexington criminal defense attorney is so important.
Penalties for Theft Crime
Many theft penalties are calculated by the value of the property stolen and the circumstances surrounding the theft. Like many criminal offenses, there are certain aggravating factors that can stack further penalties against you. Below is a basic outline of the penalties you could face organized by the value of property stolen.
Valued at $500 or Less
- Class A Misdemeanor
- Jail time up to 12 month
- Fines up to $500
Valued at $500 - $10,000
- Class D Felony
- 1-5 Year incarceration
- Fines of at least $1,000
Valued at $10,000 or more
- Class C Felony
- 5-10 Year Incarceration
- Fines up to $10,000
Your Freedom Is Our Top Priority!
Our legal team is highly client-oriented. We believe in working together with the client, listening to his or her concerns and then finding the solution that best meets that person's individual needs. If you come to us with your theft crime case, you can trust that we will be watching out for your best interests.
Whether you are accused of theft of property, theft of services, burglary, robbery or another type of theft crime, we can serve as aggressive courtroom advocates on your behalf. We want to help you protect your freedom, but we need to hear from you first. Take action now by calling us!
Contact us so we can begin building a strong line of defense against your theft crime charges! We take calls every day at every hour for free consultations.