Franklin Theft Crimes Lawyer
Nearly a Decade of Award-Winning Representation throughout Nashville
Stealing can take many forms, from petty theft to armed robbery to embezzlement. A conviction or even a mere charge of such crimes can seriously damage your reputation and make it difficult to find a job or obtain certain professional licenses. From the smallest act of shoplifting to multimillion-dollar fraud cases, Larsen Law PLLC can help you prepare a strong defense. Whether or not you were involved in the crime, you must prove your innocence in court. Call our Franklin criminal defense lawyer today for a free consultation.
Theft & Other Nonviolent Property Crimes
Even if you have committed an unlawful act, that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do. We can work with you to fight for reduced charges or a reduced sentence. Attorney Eric Larsen represents individuals in Franklin and throughout Williamson, Rutherford, and Maury counties in Tennessee who have been charged with theft-related crimes.
Punishment for theft can vary widely depending on the value of the stolen property. In Tennessee, anything under $1,000 is a misdemeanor, while theft over $1,000 qualifies as felony larceny. In general, one's sentence increases based on the amount stolen, so the theft of $500 will often lead to harsher punishment than the theft of $300.
Burglary is the act of illegally entering a building for the purpose of committing a crime. Usually this means stealing something inside, but the term also applies to other crimes. Larsen Law PLLC also handles vandalism cases in which property has been damaged or defaced.
Robbery is the act of theft plus violence or the threat of violence, and the penalties are harsher than for nonviolent theft. Armed robbery is an even more serious offense.
What is Grand Larceny in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, grand larceny is when the theft offense involved property with a value above $500, it is usually charged as a felony. These crimes are often classified as grand theft and hold serious penalties. The following are the varieties of theft:
- A Class E felony can follow theft of property between $500 - $1,000 and is punishable by between one and six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000
- A Class D felony can be charged for a theft offense involving property valued between $1,000 - $10,000. This level of offense is punishable by between two and 12 years in prison along with a fine of up to $5,000
- If the property is valued between $10,000 - $60,000, the offense can be charged as a Class C felony. This felony is punishable by between three and 35 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
- Lastly, if the property has a value above $60,000, the offense could be charged as a Class B felony punishable by between eight and 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000
We also represent clients charged with more complicated financial crimes, including:
- Credit card fraud
- Check fraud and bounced checks
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Sometimes going to trial is necessary. Attorney Eric Larsen is not afraid to do so if it's in the best interest of the client.
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Eric’s ability to maneuver through both trial advocacy and negotiations have earned him the respect of prosecutors, law enforcement, and the judiciary, which often leads to results that exceed client expectations.
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If you've been charged with a crime it's important that you start building a strong defense immediately. Call us at 615-933-2454 and schedule a free case review.