Michigan Theft Crime Attorney
Most theft crimes committed in Michigan are covered under the state's larceny laws. However, there are also other forms of theft, such as fraud, white collar theft crimes and violent theft crimes that may result in different and more severe criminal charges. Generally defined, theft involves taking another person's property without their permission and with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of the property. Depending upon the value of property stolen, an offender may face misdemeanor or felony charges.
Penalties for Theft/Larceny in Michigan
Specific penalties that may be enforced for a theft conviction will vary from case to case and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However, we have listed some basic penalties for larceny in Michigan, based upon the value of the property:
- Less than $200 – up to 93 days in jail / fines of up to $500
- $200 to less than $1,000 – up to 1 year in jail / fines of up to $2,000
- $1,000 to less than $20,000 – up to 5 years in prison / fines of up to $10,000
- $20,000 and up – up to 10 years in prison / fines of up to $15,000
- (Note: The fines imposed upon sentencing for a theft crime may be up to three times the value of the property taken, if this is greater than the maximum fine that may otherwise be enforced.)
Our Michigan criminal defense lawyer at Freedman Law Group is intimately familiar with Michigan's theft laws. We have been defending clients in the face of all types of criminal charges throughout Michigan since 1994, and have over 26 years of legal experience to put to work for our clients' cases. If you or someone you know has been arrested for or accused of any type of theft crime, please take a moment to talk to a lawyer at our firm. Your initial case evaluation is free, and it may be exactly what you need to fully understand your charges and make a decision about your legal counsel. Contact a Michigan criminal defense attorney from our firm today!