Boston Theft Crime Lawyer
Skilled Defense Available 24/7: Call (617) 580-3449
Thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, and vehicle thefts are committed
across Boston every year. With prosecutors who are primed to crack down
on these charges, you need a legal advocate in your corner who has the
proven experience to combat the accusations against you.
At Keegan & Novick, our Boston theft crime attorneys:
- Are former U.S. Army soldiers, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors
highly recommended by past clients
Received awards that include being selected for inclusion in the list of
- Have achieved a history of defense victories
At our Boston criminal defense firm, we fully understand how the prosecution
works. No matter how complex your theft charge is, we know how to craft
a successful defense, getting your charges reduced or dropped altogether.
We even have the proven ability to secure
not guilty verdicts in trial. Don't hesitate to discover what your personalized defense strategies could be.
Every hour counts. We offer legal help around the clock.
Schedule your free case evaluation today!
Theft Crime Charges We Handle in Massachusetts
What is a theft crime? Any behavior that counts as taking away someone
else's property, without their permission, and with the intent to
keep the owner from accessing their property. A theft crime will be a
misdemeanor only if it involves property that is valued below $250; any
theft involving that amount or higher will be treated as a felony. The
same can hold true even for attempted thefts.
Generally speaking, you can find the potential penalties for a theft crime in
Massachusetts Law §266.30 (2011), but each case is unique and carries with it difference penalties.
At Keegan & Novick, our theft crime defense includes cases such as:
This charges covers breaking and entering of any building, not just a
home, at any time with the intent of committing a felony. Burglary, or
attempted burglary, itself can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
Larceny over $250:
Larceny is simply another word for theft. Larceny can be committed by
check, stealing, false pretenses, embezzlement, taking a motor vehicle,
and through other means.
In Massachusetts, this is defined as taking property from another person
by violence or intimidation. Aggravated robbery charges occur when a person
inflicts bodily harm on another while committing robbery.
This is the act of taking merchandise away from a store without paying
for it. You could face this accusation for concealing merchandise, transferring
merchandise into another container, removing a shopping cart from a store
premises, and for removing or switching labels or price tags. Shoplifting
can be charged as larceny when the value of stolen goods exceeds $100.
Whatever charge you face, you're looking at fines, restitution to the
alleged victim, community service, probation, and even jail time. If you
already have a criminal record, your sentencing could be enhanced. More
than ever, you need to know your legal rights, and to discover how you
can defend them.
Were you accused of stealing? Call (617) 580-3449: We fight to win!
If you have been charged with a felony, our Boston theft crime attorneys
will do our utmost to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor or dropped
altogether. Because of our law enforcement experience, we will be able
to knowledgeably challenge the evidence brought against you, and investigate
any faulty police procedures.
Our team of dedicated
Boston criminal defense attorneys know what to look for in building your case, and we have extensive experience
in executing that strategy in both state and federal courtrooms.