Theft Crimes in Virginia
Newport News Theft Crimes Lawyer Serving All of Hampton Roads
If you have been charged with taking another person's property without
his or her permission, it is considered theft. The severity of the theft
penalty will depend on the specific crime and the circumstances surrounding
the incident. One of the main factors that influence the penalty is the
value of the stolen property and whether violence was included in the
commission of the crime.
Common Types of Theft
Theft is a serious crime that is broken down into separate theft-related
offenses. A wide variety of crimes fall under this category, but they
are all related to the taking of another's property. Common theft
Burglary is the crime of breaking and entering. If an individual enters
the dwelling of another with intent to commit larceny or a felony, that
person is guilty of burglary. Burglary is classified as a Class 3 felony.
Robbery can either be classified as a theft crime or a violent crime,
depending on the specific circumstances. It is the taking of another individual's
property through either the threat of force or actual force. Penalties
for robbery range from five years to life in prison.
In Virginia, carjacking is a serious offense that can result in serious
penalties. Carjacking takes place when the perpetrator takes another's
car with the intent of temporarily or permanently possessing that person's vehicle.
Experienced Legal Guidance
At Larry King Law, we carefully assess an appropriate method to approach
your case. We know that having a theft conviction on your criminal record
can impact your future. Our Newport News criminal attorney is a former
prosecutor with almost 40 years of experience that can be used to benefit
your case. We can fight for your future and help you through each step.
Contact Larry King Law today for counsel from a Newport News theft crime attorney.