Theft crimes are some of the most commonly committed criminal offenses in Alabama.  Legally speaking, a theft crime is the unlawful taking or using of another’s property without their knowledge or permission.  When a theft crime is tried in court it will be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the theft and the value of the property taken.  The attorneys at Blume & Blume have successfully defended many individuals charged with both felony and misdemeanor theft crimes over the years.  If you are accused of a theft, let us utilize our knowledge and experience to defend your rights and best interests.

Types of Theft Crimes

Misdemeanor Shoplifting:  Shoplifting or stealing items from a store with an aggregate value of $500 or less is generally is a misdemeanor theft.

Felony Shoplifting:  Shoplifting or stealing items from a store with an aggregate value of more than $500 is a felony theft.

Felony Theft:  A theft crime is generally considered a Felony if the property is taken directly from another person. The theft of a motor vehicle, firearm, rifle, shotgun, credit card or debit card also usually constitutes a felony theft.

Other Theft Crimes:

  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Loss Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
  • Theft by Fraudulent Leasing or Renting of Property
  • Identity Theft

Regardless of whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor theft crime, it is important to hire an experienced defense lawyer like those at Blume & Blume.

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