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Theft is a serious crime in the state of Rhode Island. Not to be taken lightly these crimes can have a major impact on your future and the opportunities you’re able to take advantage of. Don’t overlook the importance of having an experienced theft attorney on your side. A lawyer who is seasoned in theft defense can evaluate your situation and create the best legal strategies for your defense.
The legal definition of theft, sometimes called larceny, is the wrongful taking of someone else’s property without the intention of returning said property. The actions plus interpreted intent is what determines the act of larceny and theft. The act of theft is categorized as:
§ 11-41-5 Penalties for larceny. – (a) Any person convicted of any offense under §§ 11-41-1 – 11-41-6, except § 11-41-3, if the value of the property or money stolen, received, embezzled, fraudulently appropriated, converted, or obtained, received, taken, or secreted by false pretenses or otherwise with intent to cheat, defraud, embezzle, or fraudulently convert exceeds one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), or if the property is a firearm as defined in § 11-47-5.1, regardless of its value, shall be punished by imprisonment.
–Theft, Embezzlement and Misappropriation Penalties
As a criminal defense lawyer I have successfully represented several theft cases and many other criminal defense cases. My extensive history as a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney he specifically prosecuted several shoplifting cases. So much so that he served as an AG Prosecutor training and advising police academy cadets on how to properly conduct criminal investigations. Now he’s able to better serve his clients and potential clients for the benefit of their defense. It’s imperative to know the history and track record of your Theft attorney. How long have they been practicing? Which field of law do they primarily practice? What are their case results?
We believe that the sooner you secure qualified legal representation the better positioned your defense can be. We invite you to conduct a free consultation with Theft Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz to review the specifics of your case. Read our Case Result, Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Credit Cards, then call (401) 861-1155 to schedule your consultation with Attorney Macktaz for a thorough and honest analysis of your legal needs.