Portsmouth Theft Crimes Defense Attorney
Seasoned & Assertive Criminal Defense
Theft crimes are among the more common types of offenses that courts handle in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. These crimes can range from shoplifting small items from a retail store to armed robbery and home invasions. If you have been arrested for any type of theft in Rockingham County or elsewhere in the state or in Massachusetts, it is in your best interests to retain a criminal defense lawyer who has the experience and skills to protect and defend you throughout the criminal justice process. In that regard, you can rely on our Portsmouth theft crimes defense lawyer at Wiberg Law Office, PLLC.
We bring decades of criminal defense experience to your case along with a drive to ensure your legal rights are upheld at every phase of your case. Our seasoned defense lawyer is well-versed in the laws, court procedures, and court strategies in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. As your advocate, we can review evidence to find flaws that can be advantageous to your position. We will be there for you every step of the way providing sound legal advice and exploring all options on your behalf.
Various Types of Theft & Their Charges
Under New Hampshire law, theft can occur in various ways including:
- Stealing the property of another
- Shoplifting (willful concealment)
- Theft by deception
- Theft by extortion
- Receiving or dealing in stolen property
How you are charged when taking another’s property without permission will depend on the value of the property or services and other factors. For instance, when stealing property valued above $1,500 you will likely be charged with a Class A felony. You will also be charged with this felony if you steal a firearm or if you had a weapon (other than a gun) during the commission of the theft. In New Hampshire, the penalties for a Class A felony include fines of up to $4,000 and 15 years of incarceration.
Class B felonies are charged when the value of the property stolen ranges between $1,000 and $1,500. Penalties include up to seven years of jail time and fines of up to $4,000. Misdemeanors are generally charged when the stolen property is valued less than $1,000, punishable by up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,000.
Facing an arrest for theft? Request a free consultation at (603) 413-3080 to learn your options and how Wiberg Law Office, PLLC can defend you.
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