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Theft Crimes

Charged with a Theft Crime? We Can Help.

Over the course of their careers, our defense lawyers have provided outstanding representation to clients charged with every sort of theft, from felony theft cases involving tens of thousands of dollars to misdemeanor cases involving less serious incidents such as shoplifting. Whether you are charged with Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Theft by Deception, Forgery, Robbery, or Burglary, we have the understanding, experience, and legal skill to help you through it. 

At the Law Offices of Dylan Boyd, our theft crimes defense attorneys handle all types of theft crimes cases. We work to make sure your constitutional rights are upheld and that you get the defense you deserve. Call us today at (207) 536-7147 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation and to make sure your rights are protected.

Common Theft Crimes in Maine

A theft crime is a general term used to describe offenses that involve the taking of another person's property without their consent and with the intention to permanently deprive them of it. 

Theft offenses are also often referred to as property offenses. Common theft crimes include:

  • Shoplifting;
  • Theft of money or property;
  • Theft of a motor vehicle;
  • Theft by deception (e.g., embezzlement);
  • Receiving stolen property; and
  • Robbery (i.e., property taken through actual or threatened use of physical force).

Depending on the seriousness of the allegations, theft crimes can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Aggravating circumstances include the type of property taken, the value of the property, whether threats or physical force were involved, and the offender's previous convictions for similar offenses.

The penalties for theft convictions vary depending on the case, but they may include:

  • Imprisonment;
  • Probation;
  • Fines;
  • Restitution (to compensate the victim for the loss of property); and
  • Education classes.

A conviction for a theft offense can also have long-lasting impacts on an offender's life beyond their sentence, especially in terms of finding employment. 

3 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer 

The laws are complex, the stakes are high, and you need someone with the expertise to develop a viable defense strategy.

With that said, here are five good reasons why you should hire our criminal defense lawyers.

  1. We provide the insight you cannot find online. We know everyone is Googling answers for everything, and that includes criminal charges and defenses. Though you can find information on it, you cannot find information on how to best apply a defense in your unique case. There are critical nuances that can impact your case. We provide a real-life application to get results.
  2. We leverage the power of the prosecutor. The prosecutor determines whether a charge will be filed, whether a plea deal will be offered, and what will be in a plea deal. In cases where appropriate, we use the power of the prosecutor to negotiate better terms on your behalf. We can try to negotiate a deal that means reduced charges or lesser sentences, and this is especially important in theft crimes because the range of potential charges and punishment is wide.
  3. We are more than your criminal defense lawyer. As your lawyer, we will help you understand what is at stake, deal with all the deadlines and negotiations, and help you cope throughout it all. You may feel fear, embarrassment, and anxiety. We know–we have seen it time and time again. But through our support and representation, we can make the experience manageable. 

Contact Our Defense Attorneys Today

Our criminal defenses lawyers in Portland, Maine, will review your case and explain your options, including any legal defenses available to you. We can also help you prepare a strong defense and ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process. Contact us today, and we will schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

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