Theft Defense Attorney — New Ulm, MN, Brown County, & Southern Minnesota

Strategic criminal defense for New Ulm and Brown County individuals accused of theft.

Theft charges are filed when an individual is accused of taking another person’s property without their consent or through fraud. When it comes to theft charges, situations are rarely as cut and dry as prosecutors like to pretend. It is important to consider the circumstances surround the alleged theft as well as the arrest of the individual and the evidence against him or her. When it comes to defending individuals accused of theft, Skillings Law Office has extensive experience and a long record of success.

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Misdemeanor Versus Felony Theft in Minnesota

The penalties for theft vary depending on the dollar value of the stolen property. Thefts of more than $1,000 in property can be classified as felonies and carry fines up to $100,000 and prison sentences up to 20 years. Theft of firearms or which resulted in bodily harm to another individual can also be classified as a felony regardless of the value of the property. Similarly, if you have been previously convicted of theft in the last five years, misdemeanor theft can be bumped up to a felony.

Thefts less than $1,000 that did not result in bodily harm or involve additional crimes are classified as misdemeanors. Even here, however, there are distinctions: thefts about $500 are gross misdemeanors and can result in fines up to $3,000 and 1 year in jail, while those less than $500 carry fines up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail.

Legal Representation for Individuals Accused of Theft

As you can probably tell, there are a lot of factors that go into theft charges. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, you should absolutely work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you throughout your defense. Skillings Law Office has been standing up for clients in New Ulm and Brown County since 2001.

We’ll examine every aspect of your case and the evidence against you to develop a strategy to minimize your charges or get them dismissed. Whether you are facing a felony or a misdemeanor, Skillings Law Office will work tirelessly to resolve your case as favorably as possible.

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If you've been charged with theft in New Ulm or Brown County, call Skillings Law Office today at (507) 344-1535 to set up a free initial consultation.

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