Facing theft charges in Utah requires thorough preparation and support for the best chance at protecting your freedoms. Theft charges can have a range of meanings, implications, and potential consequences, and it’s crucial to develop a deep understanding of each if you are facing theft charges. Consequences of theft charges can entail six months to fifteen years in prison as well as fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the classification of the theft charges.
The process of building your defense can be confusing and overwhelming. However, with the right Utah theft lawyer, you can gain a deeper understanding of the charges and possibilities, and prepare to make a strong case. Working with a skilled and dedicated lawyer will give you the best possible chance in your trial. When you work with Branson West Law, you can be sure you’re consulting with the best to help protect your rights.
Theft charges mean that someone is accused of gaining unauthorized control over the property or services of another individual with the intent to deprive the other person of that property or compensation. This can include actions like theft by deception, theft of mistakenly delivered property, or theft of utility or cable services. A few common examples include “dining and dashing” or neglecting to pay a cab driver after a ride is complete.
As you begin to work with a lawyer to build your defense, it’s important to first understand the different types and classifications of theft charges. A couple of common types of theft charges are shoplifting charges, for which the penalty depends on the value of goods stolen, and theft by deception, which involves intentionally tricking someone.
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With repercussions on the line such as 15 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines, finding the right lawyer for your needs is critical. Branson West Law has handled thousands of cases across Utah and is dedicated to doing all he can for clients.
From shoplifting charges to insurance fraud charges showing up as theft by deception, theft charges can be very stressful and overwhelming. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, Branson West Law is prepared to help you understand the details of the charges against you and is understanding and compassionate. Crafting the very best defense for your case is his expertise, and you can even take advantage of a free consultation to get started.
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