Theft of Property

Personal Injury Attorneys Memphis TN

Brooks Law Defends against misdemeanor and felony theft of property crimes.

In Tennessee theft of property and theft of services are two distinct criminal offenses. ¬†Finding guilt for theft of property requires: Intent to deprive the owner and the person knowingly obtains and exercises control without the owner’s effective consent. T.C.A. 39-14-103. In Tennessee, theft includes embezzlement, false pretenses, fraudulent conversion, larceny and receiving stolen property. T.C.A. 39-14-101.

Theft is graded as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of goods or services that are unlawfully obtained, according to the following criteria:

Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property or services is five hundred dollars ($500) or less

Class E felony if the value of the property or services obtained is five hundred dollars ($500) but less than one thousand dollars ($1,000)

Class D felony if the value of the property or services is one thousand dollars ($1,000) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000)

Class C felony if the value of the property or services is ten thousand dollars ($10,000) but less than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000)

Class B felony if the value of the property or services is sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) or more.

Tennessee Law also criminalizes similar offenses such as extortion, forgery, illegal possession or fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, issuing false financial statement, deceptive business practices, filing false or fraudulent insurance claims, passing worthless checks and falsifying educational and academic records.

Brooks Law Firm Defends against misdemeanor and felony theft of property criminal offenses. You are capable of receiving diversion for most theft of property offenses, depending on the total estimated value and your past record. You have one chance to find a good attorney to inform you of your options.

 

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