Tennessee Theft Crimes
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Theft is when an individual fraudulently takes another person’s property or services without their consent. While many people assume theft charges are minor offenses, theft convictions can ruin your reputation and limit employment opportunities in the future.
- Theft crimes include the following:
- Grand Theft
- Auto theft
If you were charged with theft in Tennessee, The Collins Law Firm, PLLC is committed to helping you pursue the justice you deserve. As a former prosecutor, our Nashville criminal defense attorney understands how the prosecution will anticipate your case, giving you an advantage in the courtroom. Do not risk your future and freedom without experienced and trustworthy legal counsel today.
There are two types of theft offenses in Tennessee: theft of property and theft of services. Theft of property entails knowingly obtaining or exercising control over property without the owner’s consent, while theft of services is obtaining services through deception and fraud. How you are penalized depends on the value of property or services in question.
The penalties you could face for theft in Tennessee include:
$500 or less – Class A misdemeanor
- Maximum jail sentence of one year
- Fines of up to $2,500
More than $500 to $1,000 – Class E felony
- Prison sentence between one and six years
- Fines of up to $3,000
More than $1,000 to $10,000 – Class D felony
- Prison sentence ranging from two years to 12 years
- Fines of up to $5,000
More than $10,000 to $60,000 – Class C felony
- Prison sentence between three years and 15 years
- Fines of up to $10,000
More than $60,000 – Class B felony
- Prison sentence ranging from eight years to 30 years
- Fines of up to $25,000
A Decade of Experience on Your Side
Our Nashville theft crimes lawyer can investigate your arrest and collect evidence necessary to develop a sufficient and personalized defense strategy exclusively for you. With ten years of experience, we have an extensive knowledge of Tennessee theft laws to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.
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