What are the Penalties for Firearm Theft?
K.S.A. 21-5801(b)(7) is the statute which recently made stealing a gun a felony. Specifically, the Kansas statute reads stealing "property which is a firearm of the value of less than $25,000 is a severity level 9, nonperson felony." Prior to this recent law change, theft under $1,000 was generally a misdemeanor.
I think I may be one of the first Kansas criminal defense attorneys to represent someone who was charged under this new law. They were charged with stealing a gun in Johnson County, KS, Even though the gun's value was well under $1,000, it was still charged as a felony instead of a misdemeanor. The recent law change is not a surprise considering all the political rumblings regarding firearms.
Why Work with Martin & Wallentine, LLC?
When you need a theft crime attorney you can trust in Johnson County, you need to come to our firm. We have been representing clients for years and helping them through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Through our dedication to their needs and our continual focus on achieving the best for them, my associates and I have earned some impressive accolades, such as:
- Membership to Kansas Bar Association
- A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- Inclusion in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
A Brighter Future Can Start Today
After you have been accused of the serious crime of firearm theft, everything could turn for the worst if you do not take immediate and appropriate action. The wise choice is to retain an Johnson County criminal defense lawyer from Martin & Wallentine, LLC. You can rely on me and my team to always put your best interests in focus and go the distance for your case, inside and outside of the courtroom.
Contact us now to schedule your case evaluation.
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"Professional, informative, and vital in working with the prosecutor to secure the most favorable outcome possible".Barb
"Jerry kept in constant contact with us and our son during the case and went the extra mile to plea before the judge outside and inside the courtroom".Joanne from Nebraska