Theft Offenses

Fighting Theft Charges in Michigan

There are many types of criminal offenses for which people can be charged in Flint. Some offenses are more serious than others, but all criminal offenses can have negative consequences. No one wants to face the possibility of going to prison, but if you have been charged with a theft offense, then that possibility exists. However, remember that in all criminal cases you are innocent until proven guilty. You do have rights and you should fight for them. At Nickola Law we help you fight for those rights, including cases of theft offense.

Different Kinds of Theft

Some common theft offenses include:

There are many different kinds of criminal offenses that fall under the theft category. They can vary in definition and degrees, but each one is typically considered to be a type of theft.

  • Petty Theft/Larceny – this refers to stolen property that is relatively less valuable like money or items worth less than $500 or $1,000, for example. These are usually prosecuted as misdemeanors.
  • Grand Theft – this obviously refers to theft that involves property or assets that have more value. These theft offenses are usually classified as felonies.
  • Identity Theft – this is one of the more serious types of theft because it can be very damaging to the victim. Identity theft cases are now considered federal crimes and they can carry lengthy prison sentences.
  • Robbery – robbery is another serious form of theft. Like petty and grand theft, it includes taking property that belongs to some else, but it has the added element of using force, threats or violence to take that property.
  • Fraud – this is another type of theft that is similar to identity theft. It involves using deceit to steal money or other assets from an individual or business. Depending on the level of deception, sentences can vary greatly, from small fines to several years behind bars.

Choosing the Right Theft Defense

If you have been charged with one of these offenses it’s important to develop the right kind of criminal defense strategy. There are several common defenses you could choose to use, including, but not limited to:

  • Claim of ownership – if you feel that you are actually the rightful owner of the property then you can use this defense.
  • Intoxication – if you can prove that you were intoxicated at the time and that you were not aware of your actions, this could be another possible defense.
  • Entrapment – another possible defense strategy is to claim that law officers entrapped you into committing the crime.

Contact Our Michigan Theft Defense Team

There are many defense strategies to choose from and there are also several different kinds of offenses that could fall under the theft category. Each one is slightly different and the penalties can vary depending on the circumstances. However, no matter what type of theft offense charge you are facing, you should not take the charges lightly. At the law office of Nickola we have more than 25 years of experience defending people who are facing charges for theft offenses. We understand what it takes to fight these charges and we seek the best possible resolution in these matters. We fight for your rights every step of the way. If you are in need of knowledgeable and experienced legal help for a theft offense then please contact us right away in Flint, at 810-767-5420. You can also reach us online by clicking here.

810-767-54201015 Church St.
Flint, MI 48502



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