Theft defense cases can be very complex. Whether you are accused of stealing an automobile or shoplifting a candy bar, it is important to have an experienced Tennessee defense lawyer on your side. Even a petty theft conviction can have a lasting impact on your life, leaving you with a damaged reputation and criminal record.
Have You Been Charged With Theft in Tennessee?
If you have been charged with committing a theft crime, you will be charged with either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the amount of goods or services alleged to have been stolen.
In Tennessee, theft of $500 or under is considered a misdemeanor, while theft of more than $500 is a felony. The criminal penalties increase depending upon the amount in question and other factors such as the defendant’s criminal background.
We provide experienced defense representation to clients charged with theft offenses such as:
- Auto theft
- White collar crimes
- Petit theft
- Grand theft
Our attorneys will explore all potential defense strategies, including claiming mistaken identity or inadvertent theft. We also challenge elements of the prosecution’s case, including challenging witness testimony, video surveillance evidence and other evidence.