Theft Crime Attorney in Northern Michigan
Seek Representation from Ross Hickman Law Office
With over 35 years of legal experience, I have defended numerous individuals against virtually every type of theft crime. I understand how law enforcement officials and the prosecution may try to bring extensive evidence against you to heighten your charges. As a Northern Michigan theft crime attorney, my job is to protect your rights and ensure that your side of the story is clearly presented. I take this job seriously and remain committed to seeing your case through to a successful conclusion.
Call me at (231) 399-3144 to get started with a free initial consultation.
Types of Theft Crimes
In Michigan, theft is generally referred to as “larceny.” Larceny is considered any action that involves stealing someone else’s property, including money, goods, deeds, receipts, and public records.
I defend clients against a wide range of theft charges, including:
- Identity theft
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Theft
The severity of your charges – and therefore your sentence if convicted – depend on the circumstances of the situation.
Factors that affect the charges you face include:
- The value of the goods or services stolen
- Whether you have any prior convictions
- Whether any weapons were used to carry out the crime
You will face a misdemeanor charge if you commit petty theft – or larceny – of any goods worth less than $200, or second-degree theft of anything worth between $200 and $1000. Misdemeanor theft cannot be punished by more than one year in jail or a fine of more than three times the price of the stolen goods.
Similarly, there are two levels of felony theft. In Michigan, you could face up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 (or 3 times the value of the stolen goods) for taking property worth between $1,000 and $20,000. You could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000 (or 3 times the value of the stolen goods) for taking property worth more than $20,000.
Call Ross Hickman Law Office
As a Northern Michigan theft defense attorney, I am here and ready to build a strong case on your behalf. You can count on me to defend you tirelessly and ensure that your rights are not violated at any stage of the process.