Theft Crime Defense in Mason City

Experienced Mason City Criminal Defense Attorneys

At McGuire Law, PLC we use more than 40 years of combined experience to help our clients fend off a wide range of criminal charges. A theft crime occurs when someone intentionally deprives another person of their rightful possession without their expressed consent. This definition encompasses a broad category of offenses which vary in both nature and seriousness. While the weight of punishment levied upon conviction depends on the specific circumstances of the case, the higher the value of what was allegedly stolen the heavier the penalty for conviction is likely to be.

Powerful Defense for Your Charge

As mentioned before, theft crime is a broad criminal category of law and involves many types of illicit activity. Examples of the most common theft charges in Mason City include:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Carjacking

There are many more crimes that fall under this category because they involve the act of stealing something from someone else with the intention of personal gain. Although these crimes may be extremely different, they are also alike in many ways and therefore, warrant the same dedication from a Mason City criminal defense attorney.

Does the seriousness of the crime matter?

Theft-related offenses are often classified based on a number of determining factors. The most commonly used among the state, is the monetary market value of the item or property stolen. The classification is as follows:

  • Misdemeanor Theft: Any crime involving stolen property amounting to less than $1,000
  • Felony Theft: Crimes involving stolen property valued between $1,000 and $10,000

Theft crimes can also qualify as federal charges depending on the nature of the stolen item, the identity of the theft victim and the value of the property taken.

If you have been charged with a theft crime in Mason City, contact McGuire Law, PLC immediately and schedule a free confidential case consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers.