Oklahoma Theft Crimes Lawyers
When you face charges for taking another person’s money or property, you need to take the situation seriously and contact an Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Whether the theft charge is a misdemeanor or felony, you need accurate legal advice. A lawyer can protect you during police questioning, defend you in court, and if an acquittal is unlikely, strive to minimize the consequences of a conviction.
To obtain legal representation, contact Brown & Gould, PLLC, at 405-235-4500 or contact us online. We can schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about your case as soon as possible.
Compassionate and Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation
The legal team of Brown & Gould, PLLC, is available to defend you against theft charges in Oklahoma. We have experience defending against all types of criminal charges from a misdemeanor shoplifting offense to a serious felony burglary accusation. When you work with us, you have skilled attorneys who will investigate your situation and initially fight to have the charges dropped or reduced. If the prosecutors move forward with the charges, we can attempt to negotiate a plea bargain on your behalf or aggressively defend you during a criminal trial. Depending on your history and the circumstances surrounding your case, we can seek a diversion program, alternative sentences or sentence deferments. Whatever brought you to this situation, we will endeavor to win the best possible outcome for your case.
Experience In A Wide Range of Theft Offenses
At Brown & Gould, PLLC, we have defended our clients against a multitude of theft-related offenses, including:
- Shoplifting: When an individual steals merchandise from a store, the crime is commonly referred to as larceny of merchandise or shoplifting. It can be charged as petit or grand larceny depending on the value of the property stolen. In addition to criminal charges, defendants can face civil charges from merchants to recover the cost of the stolen property.
- Petit Larceny: Under Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1704, petit larceny is all cases of theft not considered grand larceny. This includes when an individual takes another person’s property worth less than $500.00 without consent.
- Grand Larceny: Under Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1704, grand larceny is when an individual unlawfully takes another person’s property valued at more than $500.00 or takes property of any value from the person of another without consent.
- Robbery: Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 791 states that robbery is the wrongful taking of personal property in the possession of another, form his or person or immediate presence and against his or her will, and accomplished by means of force or fear.
- Burglary in First Degree: According Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1436, burglary of the first degree is when an individual breaks into and enters the dwelling house of another person, in which there is at the time some person, with the intent to commit some crime therein. Breaking and entering can result from breaking a window, a window fastening, a wall or a door lock to enter the dwelling or by using a false key or picking a lock to unlawfully enter the house.
- Burglary in Second Degree: Under Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1435, anyone who breaks and enters any building or part of a building, tent, railroad car, vehicle, truck, vessel or other structure in which property is kept, or breaks into or forcibly opens a coin-operated or vending machine with the intent to steal any property therein or commit any felony is guilty of burglary in the second degree.
Misdemeanor and Felony Theft Charges
Misdemeanor theft crimes can be punished by up to one year in the county jail as well as a fine up to $500. Felony theft crimes can be punished by multiple years in prison as well as a fine up to $1,000. You can also be sentenced to a certain length of time on probation, to complete community service, to pay restitution and other penalties.
Defending Against Theft Charges
If you have been charged with larceny, robbery, burglary or any other theft crime, you need an experienced Oklahoma City lawyer like those of Brown & Gould, PLLC, to represent you in court. We have years of experience helping defendants face criminal charges and get through the emotional upheaval of accusations and a criminal trial.
We understand how difficult this experience is for you, which is why we offer a compassionate, client-centered approach to our work. We focus on you as an individual and build you a custom defense. Your attorney will work with your closely, answering your questions, returning your emails and calls, and walking you through the Oklahoma criminal court process step by step.
Contact Oklahoma City Criminal Defense Attorneys of Brown & Gould, PLLC
If you are facing a theft crime offense, contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers of Brown & Gould, PLLC, as soon as possible. We will schedule your consultation as soon as possible. We are available evenings and weekends, and we can meet you somewhere other than our office. Whatever is most convenient for you.
Contact or call 405-235-4500 or email us to schedule an initial consultation.