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Salem, MA Theft Crimes Attorney

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If you are charged with a theft crime, the sentence for a conviction will depend on the value of what was stolen and whether a weapon was used. Regardless, a conviction will go on your record and you could end up doing time in jail or in prison. You will be facing other repercussions if you are not successfully defended. Choosing a committed criminal defense lawyer in Salem could be the decision that protects your reputation and your future!

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Penalties for Theft Crimes in Massachusetts

The penalties for petty theft and grand theft can be harsh and unforgiving. Even one moment of weakness or lapse in judgment could cost you thousands of dollars in fines and land you jail or prison for a few years. Section 30A of Massachusetts law lays out a dividing line of $100 in the value of goods stolen and cites penalties for first offenses.

Penalties for theft crimes include:

  • A first offense for goods valued at less than one hundred dollars can be fined up to two hundred and fifty dollars if you are convicted.
  • For a second offense, the fine can go up to five hundred dollars and a third offense could bring a sentence of up to 2 years in jail or prison.

The following factors could affect your sentence, among others:

  • If the value of merchandise is above one hundred dollars, the fine can be up to $1,000 and up to 2 ½ years in the house of corrections.
  • If the theft is committed with a weapon, a first offense conviction can get a sentence of 15 years to life in prison as spelled out in section 14.
  • The type of theft crime that was committed
  • Whether you have any previous theft crime convictions
  • Whether or not a weapon was used in the commission of the crime

What are the types of theft crimes in Massachusetts?

Here at KRP Law, LLC, I have successfully defended against a wide scope of theft crimes. including:

Hire a Salem, MA Theft Crime Attorney

If you have been charged in one of these theft crimes or a similar one, you need to call my office today and move forward with a skilled, aggressive legal defense. I am Attorney Prendergast, a former police officer and prosecutor, now a criminal defense lawyer, and I am well qualified to help you fight the charges you face.

Contact KRP Law, LLC today at (888) 499-8065 to schedule your free consultation.

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