Theft Crime Lawyer in Noblesville
Trust in Our Board Certified Attorneys*
It can be an embarrassing and scary experience being caught or accused
of stealing. It can be outright infuriating and outrageous if you are
falsely accused of theft or fraud. In our firm, whether you are guilty
or not, we strongly believe that your constitutional rights need to be
protected, and that means the State of Indiana (through its prosecutor
and police) need to be able to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
with powerful and persuasive evidence. If they cannot, then the charges
should be dismissed or resolved by way of a reasonable plea. Individuals
facing this situation should seek the help of a Board Certified Criminal
Law Specialist* with experience in theft crimes. The state of Indiana
has only given three attorneys the honor of becoming Board Certified Criminal
Law Specialists*, and the office of The Criminal Defense Team has
both of them on the team. Don't trust something this important to
just anyone, especially as crimes of dishonesty, such as theft and fraud,
may negatively impact you for the rest of your life, including in your
search for quality jobs.
Types of Theft Crimes in Indiana
In Indiana, the lowest level theft charge is an “A” misdemeanor,
with penalties ranging from 0-1 year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
This is typically a shoplifting type of charge, as it covers those persons
accused of stealing property or money worth less than $750. If a person
is accused of stealing property worth between $750 - $50,000, they may
be charged with a level 6 felony, facing 6 months to 3 years in prison
and up to a $10,000 fine. If you are accused of stealing property or money
worth more than $50,000, you could be facing a level 5 felony with punishment
ranging from 1 – 6 years and up to a $10,000 fine.
Additionally, a variety of factors may elevate a simple theft charge into
more serious felony charges, including:
- What type of property was stolen (traffic signs, guns and property from
hospitals, for example, can create more serious charges).
- If the person accused of theft has a prior conviction for theft.
There are a variety of theft-type crimes that the Indiana legislature has
put on the books, including (but not limited to)
With all of our firm’s
criminal defense experience, we have defended just about every type of theft charge or
off-shoot theft charge that exists in Indiana. We have represented those
accused of stealing from their employer, shoplifting, and stealing from
their family, friends and the government. We recognize the seriousness
of these types of accusations and we defend both innocent and guilty persons
with equal passion. Everyone deserves a proper defense. These types of
crimes can ruin a person’s life, and require, therefore, experienced
counsel. Theft crimes can become incredibly complicated. It is important
that you work with an experienced and dedicated legal professional who
know how to defend against these types of allegations.
Our Noblesville theft crime lawyers at The Criminal Defense Team have more than 70 years of combined experience, have represented thousands
and thousands of clients, and will not be bullied by the prosecutor into
taking a bad plea. If they look at our track record, prosecutors should
know that we are ready, willing and more than able to go to trial if necessary
to properly defend our client.
If you need the knowledge and experience of a Noblesville criminal defense
call The Criminal Defense Team at (888) 988-5659.
*Andrew Baldwin, Mark Kamish, and Kathie Perry are recognized as Board
Certified Criminal Trial Advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy