Mansfield Theft Crime Attorney
Are you accused of stealing property or services?
My law firm, The Mayer Law Firm, provides aggressive defense for individuals throughout North Central Ohio who are being charged with theft crimes. In the state of Ohio, "theft" is defined as the act of taking or exerting control over someone else's property or services without the owner's consent, or beyond the scope of the owner's consent. In order for such an act to be considered a criminal act, the alleged offender must have acted with the intention of depriving the owner of the property or services. According to Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code §2913.02), theft may be carried out through deception, threat or intimidation.
Whether you are being accused of stealing a single item from a store or stealing millions of dollars in property or services, you can depend on my law firm for effective legal counsel. I am a Mansfield criminal defense lawyer who has brings 18 years of criminal law experience to the table. That experience includes time spent as a felony prosecutor in Franklin County, Ohio. Because I have handled more than 50 bench and jury trials throughout my career, I am fully prepared to serve as a strong courtroom advocate on your behalf!
Types of Theft Crimes
Ohio law lists various types of theft crimes that individuals can be charged with. The severity of the offense depends on the value of the allegedly stolen property or services:
Petty Theft (1st Degree Misdemeanor)
Value is less than $1000
Theft (5th Degree Felony)
Value is $1,000 or more, but less than $7,500
Theft (4th Degree Felony)
Value is $7,500 or more, but less than $150,000
Theft (3rd Degree Felony)
Value is $150,000 or more, but less than $750,000
Theft (2nd Degree Felony)
Value is $750,000 or more, but less than $1,500,000
Theft (1st Degree Felony)
Value is $1,500,000 or more
Theft of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle are each considered grand theft. Theft of a firearm is classified as a third-degree felony, and theft of a motor vehicle is classified as a fourth-degree felony. A person may face harsher penalties if the victim of the alleged theft crime is an elderly person or a disabled adult. Possible penalties for theft crime convictions include imprisonment, expensive fines and a requirement to pay the victim(s) restitution.
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It can be very difficult to know where to start with your defense after you are charged with a crime. I am here to help you figure out what your next steps should be! I can provide you with some direction on your legal strategy through a free case evaluation. Contact my firm to get the process started. I have offices located in Mansfield and Columbus, Ohio.
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