Theft Crime Attorney in Jonesboro

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If you have been charged with a theft crime, you need experienced representation on your side. Our Jonesboro criminal defense lawyers at Ford & Cook, PLC have represented countless clients facing criminal charges. We use tailored legal strategies and meticulous preparation in each case, and will walk you through the process.

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Classifications & Penalties of Theft Crimes in Arkansas

In Arkansas, theft is defined as willfully taking someone else’s property with the intent to deprive them of that property. It also involves exercising unauthorized control over a person's property, making unauthorized transfers of interest of a person’s property, and taking someone else’s property by force or deception.

The classifications for theft are based on the fair market value of the stolen property:

  • Class A Misdemeanor – property valued at $1,000 or less
  • Class D Felony – property valued at $5,000 or less, or a firearm valued at less than $2,500
  • Class C Felony – property valued at more than $5,000 but less than $25,000, a firearm valued at $2,500 or more, or property obtained by threat
  • Class B Felony – property valued at $25,000 or more, or property obtained by the threat of serious physical harm or when the defendant has a fiduciary relationship with the victim

If convicted of theft, you could face up to a year in jail and $2,500 in fines for a Class A misdemeanor. For a Class D felony, you may face up to 6 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines. Class C felony theft charges may result in 3-10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000, and Class B felony theft charges could lead to 5-20 years in prison and fines of up to $15,000.

Efficient Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Jonesboro

At Ford & Cook, PLC, we have guided hundreds of clients through the Arkansas criminal justice system. Our team is committed to protecting your rights and future, and will communicate honestly with you throughout the process. If you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime, it is important to start preparing your case for court. Our Jonesboro theft crime attorneys will handle the legal issues and use effective strategies as you seek a positive outcome.

Contact our firm today to discuss your case with a member of our team.