Theft Attorney Serving Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County
“Theft” is a broad term that encompasses many different acts that involve taking something without the proper authority. Theft crimes can range from taking a small item from a store to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients or an employer. New Hampshire has several different theft-related offenses in state law, each with its own elements and possible penalties. Having an experienced theft attorney on your side is critical to your defense.
All theft charges should be taken seriously, as a conviction can have a major impact on your life. You should present your best defense possible to prevent a conviction or limit the consequences you face. If you are in Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, or Rockingham County, contact a theft defense lawyer at Sweeney Law Office today.
Theft Charges and Penalties
The following are some examples of theft-related charges you might face in New Hampshire:
- Theft by deception
- Theft of services
- Theft by extortion
- Theft of lost property
- Receiving stolen property
- Unauthorized use of rental property or vehicles
There are also additional white collar crimes that are theft-related, including identity theft, fraud, embezzlement, and more.
The penalties for a theft conviction will largely depend on the value of what was allegedly stolen. Some penalties might include:
- Up to $1,000 stolen = Class A misdemeanor conviction, up to one year in jail, and fines up to $2,000
- $1,000 to $1,500 stolen = Class B felony conviction, up to seven years in prison, and fines up to $4,000
- More than $1,500 stolen = Class A felony conviction, up to 15 years in prison, and fines up to $4,000
Theft is also a felony if it involved a firearm – whether the firearm was the item stolen or the offender used a weapon in the theft.
Learn How a Theft Lawyer in Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County Can Help
Theft is a serious crime in New Hampshire, and you want a criminal defense attorney from Sweeney Law Office on your side. Contact us online or call 877.223.2856 for representation in Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County today.