Are you looking for a defense attorney for shoplifting, theft, and embezzlement charges in VA? The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC protects the rights of Southwest Virginia residents facing many types of property-related criminal charges. For strong defense on theft crimes, contact us in Roanoke, VA, today to discuss your matter in confidence. Call (540) 904-0985 today or contact us online for a personal consultation on the offense.
The first convictions of shoplifting generally result in small fines, but the more offenses you incur, the punishments increase. In fact, multiple shoplifting offenses can result in a felony charge. Once convicted of shoplifting, you will have both criminal and civil penalties. These can include reimbursing the owner for damage costs, legal fees, and more. The penalties for shoplifting in the state of Virginia are as follows:
Items stolen are worth $500 or less: fines of up to $250
Items stolen are worth more than $500: fine from $100 to $500, jail time for up to 60 days, or both
Items stolen are worth $500 or less: fines from $100 to $500 or jail time for up to 6 months, or both
Items stolen are worth more than $500: fine of at least $500 or jail time for 6 months to 1 year, or both
Fine from $500 to $5,000 and imprisonment for 1 to 10 years
If you write a check to an establishment or another person while there are insufficient funds to cover it, you may face charges. If the intent is to defraud, then writing a bad check is a crime; namely, “larceny.” Grand larceny and petit larceny are the criminal charges brought for committing fraud by writing and delivering such a check. Depending on the severity of the crime, punishment for grand larceny can include fines up to $2,500. In addition, you face up to a year in jail, or imprisonment for one to 20 years. Petit larceny is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in jail. If law enforcement charges you with writing a bad check, contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC in Roanoke, VA, today.
Credit card theft, fraud, and forgery are illegal in the state of Virginia, punishable by fines, jail time, and more. The law regards credit card theft as grand larceny, credit card fraud is a misdemeanor, and credit card forgery is a Class 5 felony. Our firm offers defense for both victims and perpetrators of credit card crime in Southwest Virginia. Secure aggressive and experienced legal representation for credit card crimes at The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC.
The law regards embezzlement as a type of property theft, punishable according to the value of the stolen item. For instance, penalties for stolen property worth less than $200 yield a fine of up to $2,500, up to a year in jail, or both. For stolen property worth more than $200, the penalty may be at the discretion of the judge. It may be a fine of up to $2,500, up to a year in jail, or both, or one to 20 years in prison. Contact us if you are the victim of embezzlement or face criminal charges in Southwest Virginia. Call The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC for a defense attorney for shoplifting, theft, and embezzlement charges in VA.