Theft occurs when a person takes property without authorization or when a person intends to permanently deprive a person of their property. If you have been charged with theft, you need to get in touch with a Cleveland criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
At Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly, our firm can work to protect you from the penalties of a theft conviction and fight to ensure your rights are not violated throughout the process.
Like many states, Ohio theft offenses are punishable to different degrees depending on the value of the property or money stolen. Even if you only stole one item, it may carry much more severe penalties if the value was high.
You could be facing the following charges and penalties:
Theft of under $1,000 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines.
If you have been charged with theft in the Cleveland area, don't waste time! You need to retain proven legal representation to contest your criminal offense charges. A Cleveland theft crime attorney from Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly can put their award-winning legal skills to work for you. We have an A+ grade from the Better Business Bureau and have been listed in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list of attorneys.