Columbia Theft Crimes Attorney
How Are Theft Crimes Classified in South Carolina?
A crime of theft occurs in the State of South Carolina when an individual
unlawfully takes property from another person with the intent to permanently
deprive them of this property. Depending on how the property was stolen
and how much the property is worth, crimes of theft can range from misdemeanors
to felonies. From a small incident of shoplifting to a major burglary,
I will put my
20+ years of legal experience to work as I fight whatever type of charge you are facing.
Penalties you may be facing:
- Petit Larceny is a theft of property or services valued at up to $2,000
and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
- Grand Larceny of property or services valued at more than $2,000 and less
than $10,000 is punishable by up to 5 years in jail and a fine to be determined
by the Court.
- Grand Larceny of property or services valued at more than $10.000 is punishable
by up to 10 years in jail and a fine to be determined by the Court.
If you have been charged with a crime of theft, you may be facing serious
jail time and a large fine. Additionally, having a prior conviction for
theft can increase the amount of time that a judge will sentence you for
on a subsequent conviction. Negative impacts on your future can include
loss of employment and damage to your personal and professional reputation.
It is important that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney
working for you.
Columbia Criminal Attorney on Your Side Every Step of the Way
I am an experienced Columbia and Lexington, South Carolina criminal defense
attorney who has experience defending individuals on crimes of theft.
I am also a former state prosecutor who is familiar with how law enforcement
and criminal prosecutors present the evidence to build their case against you.
When you hire my firm,
you will have a
Columbia criminal defense attorney on your side who will evaluate the state's evidence and present an
effective defense on your behalf. I will guide you through the process and be with you every step of the
way. I will negotiate with the State on your behalf and will work towards
a dismissal or reduction in charges. If we decide to fight the charges,
you will be represented by someone who has your best interests in mind
and who will work tirelessly to position you for a successful outcome.
Call me today to get started.
Serving the cities of Blythewood, Camden, Cayce, Chester, Columbia, Irmo,
Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Sumter, West Columbia, and