From Petty Theft To Larceny, I Have Experience With Theft Crimes
The level of a theft charge is generally based on the amount stolen. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or high-stakes felony, you need an attorney to protect your rights. At Kalberg Law Office LLC, I have been handling criminal charges for more than 15 years, and I can help you, no matter what level of charge you are facing.
In Missouri and Kansas, the statutes cover all theft together, rather than having separate laws for each type of theft. Penalties are then given based on the amount stolen and whether it is a repeat offense. In Missouri, theft of anything over $750 is a felony and the threshold for a felony in Kansas is $1,000.
Some common theft charges I handle in the Kansas City area include:
- Shoplifting, theft from retail stores, including changing price tags
- Petty theft, another name for misdemeanor level theft, similar to shoplifting
- Larceny, another term for felony-level theft. The statutes give different felony designations based on the items or amount stolen. For example, auto theft in Missouri is a class D felony, but can jump to a class B felony if the accused has had two prior stealing convictions in the previous 10 years
- Embezzlement, stealing from an employer or someone else you owe a duty of care to, such as a volunteer organization or a trust you are the trustee of. Some refer to embezzlement as a type of “white collar” crime, and the theft charge is often a felony because of the amount of money typically involved.
I Can Help You Protect Your Rights And Maximize Your Options
No matter the level of the charges you are facing, talking to an attorney early in the process is critical to protecting your legal rights and maximizing your options. The sooner you contact me, the better I can assist you. Even if you think you are under investigation, but have not been arrested, you should seek legal counsel. Criminal charges may be avoided altogether with early involvement by a skilled defense lawyer.
Contact Me Today For A Free Consultation
At Kalberg Law Office LLC, I have the experience needed to guide you through your theft charges. Call my Overland Park office at 913-608-8507 or fill out our online form for a free initial consultation.