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Edmonds Theft Crime Attorney

Defending Against Theft Crime Charges in Washington

When facing theft crime charges, securing experienced legal representation is crucial to safeguarding your rights and navigating the complexities of the legal system. Johanson Law Group, Inc. offers expert defense for individuals accused of theft crimes in Edmonds and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable attorneys are adept at handling the intricacies of theft law and are dedicated to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. 

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Common Theft Crimes

Theft crimes encompass many offenses, each with specific legal definitions and consequences. Some of the most common theft crimes include:

  • Shoplifting: Taking items from a store without paying for them.
  • Burglary: Entering a building unlawfully with the intent to commit a crime, typically theft.
  • Robbery: Taking property from another person by force or threat of force.
  • Embezzlement: Misappropriating funds or property entrusted to one's care, typically in an employment setting.
  • Auto Theft: Stealing or attempting to steal a vehicle.
  • Identity Theft: Identity Theft Using another person’s personal information, like social security numbers or credit card details, to commit fraud.

What are the Penalties for Theft Crimes in Washington?

The sentence you could receive if convicted of theft depends on several factors, including the value of the stolen items and the specifics of the offense. Potential penalties include:

  • Gross Misdemeanor: For stolen goods valued up to $750.
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • Fines up to $5,000
  • Class C Felony: For stolen goods valued between $750 and $5,000.
    • Up to 5 years in prison
    • Fines up to $10,000
  • Class B Felony: For stolen goods valued over $5,000.
    • Up to 10 years in prison
    • Fines up to $20,000

The nature of the specific offense also plays a significant role. For example, misdemeanors like shoplifting generally carry lighter sentences than felonies like robbery or burglary. Additionally, the penalties can be more severe if a deadly weapon is involved in the theft.

Defenses Against Theft Crime Charges

A strong defense is critical when facing theft crime charges. Possible defenses include:

  • Lack of Intent: Arguing that there was no intent to permanently deprive the owner of their property.
  • Mistaken Identity: Arguing that the accused did not commit the theft.
  • Ownership or Rightful Possession: Proving that the accused had a legitimate claim to the property.
  • Entrapment: Showing that the accused was induced to commit the theft by law enforcement officers.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution’s evidence as inadequate to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Contact Our Edmonds Theft Crimes Attorney Today

Facing theft crime charges can be intimidating, but having a skilled lawyer on your side can significantly impact the outcome. Johanson Law Group, Inc. is dedicated to providing robust defense strategies tailored to each case's unique circumstances. We aim to protect your rights and secure the best possible result. If you or a loved one faces theft crime charges in Edmonds, contact us for a comprehensive legal defense.

Contact Johanson Law Group, Inc. today to schedule a meeting with our theft crime lawyer in Edmonds!

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