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Lansing theft crime lawyer

If you have been accused of committing a theft crime, your first course of action should be to call an attorney. I am a skilled Lansing theft crime lawyer who you can trust to help you to get ahead of the situation, explore all of your legal options, and protect your rights. Even if you haven’t been charged yet but believe you are under investigation, I can help. I believe in providing my clients with aggressive yet understanding legal counsel.

What is a theft crime in Michigan?

“Theft crime” is an umbrella term for any crime that involves taking property from its rightful owner without permission. Theft crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances of the incident.

While this seems pretty straightforward, several different types of property can be involved in a theft crime, including real property, tangible property, documents, information, intellectual property, and services.

  • Automobile theft
  • Burglary
  • Cyber theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • False pretenses
  • Identify theft
  • Larceny
  • Theft of services

Because the laws regarding theft crimes vary from state to state, it’s always a good idea to work with a Lansing theft crime attorney who has a thorough understanding of Michigan state laws. A lawyer can help you understand the charges brought against you, explain all of your legal options, and represent you in court.

What value of theft is considered a felony?

In Michigan state, theft can either be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the property that was stolen or the circumstances surrounding the case. To be considered a felony, the value of the stolen property must be $1,000 or more.

Possible felony theft charges and penalties include

  • Stolen property valued at $1,000-$20,000: up to a $10,000 fine or three times the stolen property’s value and/or up to 5 years imprisonment
  • Stolen property valued greater than $20,000: up to a $15,000 fine or three times the stolen property’s value and/or up to ten years imprisonment

Offering a fresh perspective to criminal defense

If convicted of a theft crime, you could be facing fines, jail time, probation, and/or a permanent criminal record. To protect you from these harsh sentences, I offer aggressive legal counsel that incorporates the latest technologies, creative defense strategies, and compassionate advice. I know how important an unwavering defense is in this situation and I have worked hard to develop the skills necessary to effectively address my clients’ needs.


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From my first conversation with Dustyn, he was a calm presence since this was the first time I needed any legal assistance. He truly wants the best for his clients and is truly a wonderful lawyer to have on your side. I never felt judged and he was willing to fight for the best outcome for myself & my future.
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