Theft crimes encompass a group of criminal offenses that are intended to deprive an owner of their property or services. Kansas Statutes § 21-5801 lists a number of various theft crimes, including:
Most theft crimes are prosecuted as felony offenses and pack serious, long term penalties. If convicted of a theft crime, you can expect lengthy prison sentences, fines and a criminal record that has an overwhelming potential to limit your future social mobility. In addition, there are a number of aggravating circumstances that prosecutors can highlight in order to gain enhanced punishments and longer prison sentences. These can include the use of force or violence, the use of a firearm, thefts that involve large sums or values of money, and others.
Prosecutors handle theft crimes on a regular basis and have become accustomed to processing numerous cases and offenders through the court system. This allows our legal team to out-work prosecutors by meticulously preparing cases and developing the strongest criminal defense strategies. Our firm also uses our extensive professional connections that we have developed throughout our 57 years of combined legal practice to stretch our resources and efforts when necessary. Our favorable reputation and involvement in courts throughout the state also allow us to more easily reach compromises when jury trials do not present the most effective solution.
In the immediate wake of an arrest, far too many accused individuals delay in consulting legal representation. This can prove disastrous to a case and can result in their rights being violated without their knowledge. If you wish to ensure that your rights are maintained, defended, and enforced throughout every step of your legal process, you need steadfast advocates by your side.
At Garretson & Toth, LLC we stand tall for the rights of our clients throughout Johnson County and we fight for their freedom. Contact our firm to discuss your case.