Theft Crime Lawyer in Chesapeake, Virginia
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Whether you are charged with shoplifting in Suffolk, or with breaking and entering in Chesapeake, you need powerhouse defense on your side. At J. Bouchard Law, we are qualified and prepared to defend your every right. As a former prosecutor, our Chesapeake theft attorney has an insider's perspective of the opponent, enabling us to mount a defense that anticipates the prosecution's tactics.
Our Chesapeake theft crime lawyer handles cases involving:
- Grand theft
- Petty theft
Backed by a proven track record, you can rely on our defense firm's ability to persuasively tell your side of the story. Licensed to practice in both state and federal courts, our attorney is able to fight for you in any Virginia courtroom. We provide fierce, unwavering, and knowledgeable defense.
Learn how we may be able to preserve your freedom!
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What are the penalties for theft in Virginia?
As a very general overview, theft charges that involve the taking of property worth less than $200 would be charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine. It could only take theft involving $200 or more of property to face felony charges, which could mean anything from 1 year to 20 years in prison. If you are said to have stolen a firearm, or to have seized property directly from somebody's person, then you would also face a felony charge.
With a skilled attorney, you might be able to pursue alternative penalties for a theft crime, including:
Diversion programs: Defendants will be ordered to complete certain terms, perhaps taking classes, meeting victims, paying restitution, etc., after which theft charges will be dropped
Probation: While living under certain terms, a defendant can pay restitution, and so on. After successful completion, the charges can be dropped.
Plea bargains: A prosecutor might offer a reduced charge, with lighter penalties, if the defendant pleads guilty to the lower charge.
With the right Chesapeake criminal defense attorney, you could potentially avoid a conviction, or at least avoid the full penalties of conviction. Don't hesitate to see if you qualify for alternative sentencing, or if you could beat your theft charge altogether. Tell us your story to get your free case evaluation!
Contact a Proven Theft Lawyer: Call (800) 301-3552
Don't let a serious theft conviction get branded on your permanent record. Discover how we may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped. Review your options for free at J. Bouchard Law when you schedule a free case review!
Call our firm today! We are prepared to defend your rights against a theft charge anywhere in Virginia, including in Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach.