Have you been arrested for a theft crime in the state of Michigan? If so, you should know that theft charges usually fall into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.
When it comes to theft crimes, the type of charge is dependent on the value of the property that is stolen. Generally, when an item is not worth that much, the person that stole it will be charged with a misdemeanor. According to the law, misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable with fines, community service and less than a year of jail time.
In cases where a person steals a item of property with a high value or uses a weapon while committing the crime, the person may face felony charges. If convicted, the person may have to spend more than a year of time in jail.
With the penalties being tough, it is important that people who have been charged with a theft crime contact Freedman & Freedman to enlist the help and representation of our Michigan criminal defense lawyers. We can help people contest their charges!