Theft is a broad category of legal offenses that can range from shoplifting or petty theft to grand larceny or armed robbery. In many states, theft is a felony, and even if a crime is considered a misdemeanor, defending yourself against charges means seeking legal representation at the critical juncture—the beginning. Don’t hesitate to begin mounting your defense—give me a call at Kalberg Law Office L.L.C. in Overland Park, KS right away.

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 L.L.C., I have been handling criminal charges for nearly two decades, and I can help you, no matter what level of charge you are facing.

My law practice, Kalberg Law Office L.L.C., specializes in defending clients in Overland Park, Kansas against charges of theft. I understand that theft is a broad and sometimes unwieldy area of law, but I have knowledge of various facets of criminal theft law, and I will strive to treat your defense with the utmost personalized attention. I can help you avoid conviction, reduce sentencing, or reach a reasonable plea bargain. Call me today for a consultation.

A Defense That Works For You

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.

When you are charged with theft, you need someone by your side from the start to finish of your case. I will be your partner through the legal process while we get you back on track. As your theft attorney, I will seek a favorable resolution so that you can move forward. Contact me today for legal help that you can count on.



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.

When you are facing theft charges, a skilled attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. With nearly two decades of legal experience, I am prepared to handle your case. If you are located in Overland Park, Kansas, as well as anywhere in the KC metro, contact Kalberg Law Office L.L.C. today to take action.


At Kalberg Law Office L.L.C., I am proud to serve clients throughout the KC metro area with all of their theft attorney needs. I have nearly two decades of legal experience, so I will handle your case with confidence. If you are in need of a skilled attorney, contact me today to set up a free consultation.