Theft Crimes Defense Attorney Rhode Island

Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Theft Crimes Charge?

Stealing, Larceny, Shoplifting, Robbery – are these all the same? These offenses all fall under theft crimes, but each carries its own fines.

The burden of defense can be placed however in the hands of John R. Grasso. He will work to reduce fines, seek out alternative sentencing, or prove your innocence once and for all.

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Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-41 elaborates on several types of theft crimes:

Shoplifting – Common examples include removing items from retailers without paying, switching price tags, or removing a shopping cart from the premises of a store. The penalties for shoplifting in Rhode Island include at least $50 in fines, or up to $500. The shoplifter may also be asked to pay twice the price of the merchandise, depending on which penalty is greater at the time. Shoplifters with a prior can face felony charges of up to $5,000, and/or up to five years in jail.

Larceny –  This is defined as stealing from someone else in the form of money, or something of value. Many types of theft crimes are considered to be larceny, including embezzlement and receiving stolen property.

The consequences of larceny include up to $5,000 in fines, and/or up to ten years in prison, if the value of the item stolen is more than $500, or if the person that was defrauded was under the age of 18. Any type of larceny under $500 warrants a penalty of up to $500 in fines, and/or up to one year in prison.

Embezzlement – Misusing money or property that was entrusted for personal use. The fines are up to $50,000 in fines, or three times the value of the embezzlement, whichever is greater (and if the embezzlement is worth more than $100).

Animal Theft – Stealing a horse or any other type of domestic animal can carry fines of up to one year in prison, and/or up to $500 in fines.

There are well over 20 types of theft crimes, all of which a lawyer can help with, in order to reduce fines or prove your innocence. Whether you were caught siphoning gas, stealing stones from an historic wall, or committed a general larceny, a good lawyer can help.

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