Theft Crime Attorney in Akron
Types of Theft Crimes
Crimes which are committed intentionally and with a fraudulent purpose
are considered theft offenses. Depending on the type of theft crime you
are facing, your penalties can range from a few months in jail to years
in prison. The amount that is stolen will also have a substantial influence
on the penalty that you face.
For legal representation with your case, speak with the
Akron criminal defense lawyer from my firm! I have 10 years of experience that can be put to use to
reduce or dismiss your theft crime charge. Following is an overview of
some common theft crimes which can result in a conviction.
Burglary and Breaking and Entering
If you have been
charged with burglary, the specific charge you face will depend on the evidence against you.
Breaking and entering is an action which can result in a fifth degree
felony. Other burglary offenses can either be charged in the second, third
or fourth degree. Aggravated burglary is the most serious burglary offense
and is considered a felony of the first degree.
Robbery is defined as committing or attempting to commit a theft with the use
of a deadly weapon or use of harm for the purpose of inflicting or threatening
harm on victims. Robbery is a type of violent crime that can be treated
in that fashion by the officer and prosecutor. Potential penalties include
incarceration, heavy fines, and problems securing future employment. Two
basic types of robbery exist in Ohio: robbery and aggravated robbery.
Robbery is classified as a third or second degree felony.
Aggravated robbery is classified as a first degree felony in Ohio. You
can be charged with aggravated robbery if, during the commission of the
criminal offense, you have a deadly weapon and use it, have explosives,
or inflict serious physical harm on the alleged victim. For a conviction,
you could face between 3 and 11 years in prison and heavy fines.
Receiving Stolen Property
Ohio Revised Code (ORC) § 2913.51, no one should receive or dispose of property that is knowingly obtained
through a theft offense. Two elements must be met to warrant a charge
of receiving stolen property. The first criterion is the actual possession
of the stolen property. Second is the knowledge or cause to have knowledge,
that the property is stolen.
Tampering with Records
Tampering with records is a violation of the
ORC § 2913.42. No one should falsify, remove, conceal or perform any defacing activity
to records or data. Tampering with records is a type of forgery that can
be raised to a felony offense when government records are involved.
In the United States, nearly 11,600,000 individuals are victims of identity
fraud. Similar to identity theft, it is one of the fastest growing crimes
in the United States. Identity fraud takes place when an individual steals
personal information or opens a credit card account in the name of another
individual. False identifications can also be used to commit organized crimes.
Vandalism is the crime associated with ruthless destruction of remarkable
or historic items. Criminal damage on private and public property, including
graffiti, is also vandalism. This is considered a very serious crime because
it poses a threat to society. Anyone convicted of this crime will receive
Passing Bad Checks
The crime of passing bad checks refers to using bad checks to make purchases.
Individuals who open an account with false information and issue a check
from an account that does not exist can receive a charge for this offense.
Passing bad checks can range from a first degree misdemeanor to a first
Check forgery is a common type of theft in the state of Ohio. Under
ORC § 2913.31, forging another's signature without receiving that individual's
consent is forgery. The charge of forgery is a felony offense. Forgery
can range from a fifth degree felony to a second degree felony based on
the value of property or services obtained. When the victim is elderly
or disabled, the charges are enhanced.
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You may have been arrested for a minor or serious theft crime charge and
are now in need of serious legal representation. At my firm, you can receive
legal guidance from an Akron criminal attorney with a decade of experience.
You must do everything to protect your freedom and avoid a conviction.
With the assistance of my firm, you can heighten your chances of having
charges reduced, dismissed, or ultimately having your name exonerated.
No matter what type of theft crime you are currently facing, do not hesitate to
contact Attorney Christopher Thomarios!