Convicted of a Theft Crime in Boston, Massachusetts?
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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 Law, our Boston theft crime attorneys:
- Are former U.S. Army soldiers, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors
- Come highly recommended by past clients
- Received awards that include being selected for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers®
- 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.
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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 Law, our theft crime defense includes cases such as:
- Burglary: 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.
- Robbery: 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.
- Shoplifting: 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) 799-7644: 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.