Charges related to theft in Indiana can come with very serious consequences. In order to defend yourself from a theft conviction of any type, you need to hire an Indiana theft defense lawyer that understands the legal aspects and the personal impact these charges may have on your life. If you have been charged with a theft crime in Indiana, you need a theft defense attorney as soon as possible! Call our office at 317-458-9911 for help now.
Types Of Thefts We Help Defend Against
We have experience in defending all types of theft cases and can guide you through this difficult time in your life. If you have been charged with the following type of theft crimes:
- Identity Theft
- White collar crime
- Money laundering
- Auto theft
As an Indiana theft attorney, we can provide the aggressive theft defense you need. At The Law Office of B.D. Williams, ESQ, we have experience in handling all types of theft and fraud cases in the state of Indiana.
What Are The Penalties For Theft In Indiana?
In Indiana, theft is a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property is less than $750. The penalty for Class A misdemeanor is up to 1 year in jail, probation, possible community service, it can include restitution and up to a $5,000 fine as well as court costs.
If the value of the property taken is between $750 and $50,000, or if the person has a prior conviction for theft or criminal conversion; the crime is treated as a Level 6 felony. In Indiana, a Level 6 Felony comes with a minimum of 6 months in jail to 2 1/2 years in prison, probation, possible community service, potential restitution and up to a $10,000 fine as well as court costs.
The consequences for a theft conviction in Indiana may include:
- Mandatory fines and costs
- Community service
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Possible jail time
- Possible prison time
- Loss of college scholarships
- Public humiliation
- Career stress
- Loss of job
- Loss of professional licenses
We often find that clients accused of committing acts of theft are people who have had just had temporary lapses in judgment. In our experience, we have been successful in using creative strategies to help our clients in resolving the criminal defense both quickly and efficiently. If you are a first-time theft offender, you may be eligible for a diversion or intervention program which can result in your charges getting dropped or dismissed.
When charged with a theft crime there are many different defense strategies that an attorney may use. For example, you may never have intended to steal the item in the first place and an experienced defense attorney will work to make sure the prosecutor cannot prove the offense was committed intentionally.
Do You Need An Attorney For Theft Defenses
If you were accused of a criminal offense such as theft, you need to hire the best attorney available for a proper theft defense. Give our office a call as soon as possible to have an expert attorney give you a free consultation today at 317-458-9911.
Providing Assurance & Confidence When You Need It the Most
Arrests and criminal charges are among the greatest challenges you will ever face. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you are likely experiencing stress, confusion, and uncertainty. You may not know where to turn, what your charges mean, and how they will affect you. Your reputation, your job or career, your future, and your freedom may all be at stake.
At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, we understand the duress of criminal charges and being thrown into a system you may not fully understand. Our mission is to help you at this critical time, to provide the legal support you need, to advise and counsel you on your rights and options, and to see that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process. The State of Indiana has harsh criminal laws and the penalties for a criminal conviction can be quite severe. Even if the charge is relatively minor, you will want to know that your attorney brings competence and commitment to the fight.
When you retain our services, you can have confidence knowing that our Indianapolis defender has substantial trial experience. Whether you are facing a minor misdemeanor or a more serious felony, your case will be handled with diligence and dedication.
Our Criminal Defense Legal Services
The Law Office of B.D. Williams handles a wide range of criminal law matters, as seen below. It is important to know that all crimes, including both felonies and misdemeanors, must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a tough standard to meet which often gives you the opportunity to fight back with evidence that may cast doubt on the state’s case. However, not every potential strategy may be obvious to someone who is not experienced in defending cases.
As your criminal defender, our attorney possesses the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to investigate your case in detail and explore all of your options. It is also important to remember to seek legal representation as soon as you realize that you are being investigated. In some instances, hiring a criminal defense attorney early in the process can affect whether a prosecutor pursues criminal charges at all.
We serve the greater Indianapolis area and the surrounding counties of Tippecanoe and Madison.
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