There are many different ways in which a person could permanently deprive another individual of their rightful possession, or to use or benefit the owner's property or services.
Types of Theft Offenses
Although petty theft and shoplifting of property worth less than $1,000 are class A misdemeanors, theft of anything valued at more than $1,000 is a felony and will be severely punished under the nondrug sentencing grid and K.S.A. § 21-6611.
What are the Penalties for Theft Crimes in Johnson County?
Kansas statute 21-5801 defines the different levels of theft. Theft of property valued at:
- Less than $1,000: Class A misdemeanor – Fine of up to $2,500; up to one year in jail
- At least $1,000 but less than $25,000: Severity level 9, nonperson felony; fine of up to $100,000; up to 17 months in prison
- At least $25,000 but less than $100,000: Severity level 7, nonperson felony; fine of up to $100,000; up to 34 months in prison
- $100,000 or more: Severity level 5, nonperson felony; fine of up to $300,000; up to 136 months in prison
Also, theft of a firearm is now deemed a felony instead of a misdemeanor regardless of the value of the gun.
If you have been arrested for a theft crime, get aggressive representation right away. Otherwise, you may end up in prison for a crime you did not commit. Contact our firm to learn what we could do to defend you in such a situation.
Speak with an Johnson County Theft Crime Attorney
Our Johnson County criminal defense attorney can skillfully and vigorously fight against charges of a theft crime for individuals throughout Johnson County. We have represented clients in successful trial cases and are not afraid to litigate on your behalf.
Call today for a case evaluation. We would love to review your case and discuss your legal options with you.
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