Understanding Theft Offenses

We know that being charged with Theft is a stressful and horrifying experience. It is not uncommon for law enforcement to make mistakes in this area of law. Retail theft is defined as taking items offered for sale in a retail store without paying the full price of the items. The most common violation of this law involves individuals that conceal items and then walk out of the store without paying for the items. Some individuals pay for some items while concealing and not paying for other items. A less common violation involves switching of price tags, and then paying a price lower than the store offers the item for sale. Though they may seem like minor crimes, all of these violations are criminal offenses and can lead to arrest, prosecution, and even county jail. Should you find yourself facing criminal prosecution for retail theft / shoplifting, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A skilled and knowledgeable criminal attorney will guide you more easily through the process and give you the best opportunity to avoid jail, large fines and a criminal record.

There are 3 Levels of theft offenses in the State of Minnesota:

  1.   Felony theft – More than $500 with a prior record or more than $1,000.
  2.   Gross Misd theft – More than $500 but less than $1,000 with no prior recor
  3.   Misdemeanor theft- less than $500

We will carefully review all the details of your case, in order to get the best possible outcome for your Theft case.

If you have been charged with Theft in the State of Minnesota, call The Grove Law Firm at 952-767-3120 to discuss your options. Chris Grove is an experienced attorney in Theft defense.

The Grove Law Firm

At The Grove Law Firm we are committed to defending the rights of those charged with Theft. We have a reputation for excellence in the area of Theft defense, defined by our aggressive and innovative approach to the interpretation of Theft law in the State of Minnesota. We aggressively defend clients in Dakota County and the cities of Burnsville, Lakeville, Savage, Eagan, Farmington, Rosemount, Hastings, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Minneapolis, St. Paul.

The prosecutor’s job is to prosecute crimes that he or she thinks can be proven. Therefore, it is critical that you immediately seek counsel to understand and protect your legal rights in criminal matters.

An Experienced Attorney

As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Christopher A. Grove will take the time to educate clients in the relevant areas of Theft law. We want to make sure that you understand the charges against you, as well as the possible implications and penalties related to those charges. It is important to us that our clients play as active a role in their case as they choose. We believe it allows us to represent you more accurately, and successfully.