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What are the different kinds of theft?

When an individual is charged with unlawfully taking another person’s property, it is known as theft. What many people don’t realize is how big of a category theft is. This crime encompasses many other crimes that vary from simple misdemeanors to decades of imprisonment. Regardless, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can guide you through this difficult time and fight to protect you from a bleak future. Some of the different types of theft include:

  • Retail theft
  • Property theft
  • Burglary
  • Automobile theft
  • Fraud, including insurance fraud, identity theft, credit card fraud, forgery, charity scams, Social Security Disability Fraud
  • Robbery, including armed robbery and aggravated robbery. Note: serious robbery charges are often violent crimes involving an attempt or actual harm to another person
  • Identity theft, including internet scams, fake ID’s, medical identity theft, forgery, lying to law enforcement about your true identity, etc.

An example of serious consequences related to a theft charge is as follows. If an individual in New York State is charged with robbery in the first degree, they are facing a Class B Felony. The consequences of this crime include a minimum of 1-3 years of imprisonment with potential for up to 25 years in jail. If you have been charged with any sort of theft, it is important to retain strong legal counsel. Contact us today.

Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.

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