Defending Against Allegations Of Theft

Regardless of whether you have been accused of theft or other related offenses ― including shoplifting, robbery, forgery, burglary or counterfeiting ― the dedicated legal professionals at Shults Law Office can provide experienced legal guidance.

We will carefully analyze and evaluate the specifics of your case so that we can help you make informed legal decisions. Depending on the circumstances, we may even be able to assist you in reducing the severity of your charges through a plea agreement.

Varying Degrees Of Theft In Tennessee

Under Tennessee law, the criminal penalties associated with a theft conviction are based on the value of the property allegedly taken. For instance:

  • Theft of property valued at $500 or less is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence of up to 11 months and 29 days and a fine of $2,500.
  • Theft of property valued at more than $500, but less than $1,000, is a class E felony, punishable by one to six years in jail and a $3,000 fine.
  • Theft of property valued at $1,000 or more, but less than $10,000, is a class D felony, punishable by two to 12 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
  • Theft of property valued at $10,000 or more, but less than $60,000, is a class C felony, punishable by three to 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

It is important to keep in mind, however, that these are just the general penalties for theft. Indeed, depending on the specific allegations and actual criminal charge, you may face a variety of different punishments for theft and theft-related offenses. As with any criminal charge, you need the legal guidance of an experienced lawyer.

For A FREE Initial Consultation, Reach Out To Shults Law Office Today

Email us online or call us at 865-280-1084 if you wish to speak to a knowledgeable theft or robbery attorney. From our office in Sevierville, we assist clients throughout the surrounding areas, including those in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Flexible payment plans are available for those who qualify.