Hundreds of Cases Handled Since 1998
Most people are familiar with the crimes of petit larceny or shoplifting. Because theft offenses involve a crime of dishonesty, many employers require that they be disclosed as part of the application process. As a result, even a misdemeanor shoplifting conviction can cause a person to be passed over for a job or result in termination. Depending on the circumstances and the value of the property taken, you could be charged with a much more serious offense, such as a felony.
Theft offenses include:
- Obtaining money or goods by false pretenses
- Drawing and passing a bad check
- Other violations of the general theft statutes
If you’ve been accused of a theft offense, call the Reno criminal defense attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Our firm has more than 100 years of collective experience, with a record that includes hundreds of criminal defense cases handled. Since 1998, our firm has been known for our integrity and our ability to get the results our clients need. If you need a lawyer who will protect your innocence with experience, aggression, and compassion, call (775) 204-0388 today.
Helping You Avoid a Theft Conviction
If you are convicted of a theft offense, in addition to the possibility of jail or prison, the court will likely order you to pay restitution to the victim for any money lost or property stolen. Our Reno criminal defense lawyers do everything possible to avoid conviction and attempt to obtain a resolution which avoids jail or prison.
Penalties for theft offenses include:
- 6 months in jail; $1,000 fine (Misdemeanor Theft)
- 1-5 years in prison; $10,000 fine (Category C Felony Theft)
- 1-10 years in prison; $10,000 fine (Category B Felony Theft)
- Civil penalties, including attorney’s fees and lawsuit expenses
Depending on the facts of your case, you may even be eligible for a diversion program. Diversion programs are alternatives to traditional sentencing that—if successfully completed—can result in the dismissal of the theft offense. Find out if you qualify for a diversion program by calling our firm.
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