When an item does not belong to you, that is of financial value, and is taken without the consent of the owner, it is considered theft. Theft is classified in two areas:
Petty Theft/Larceny: if the monetary value of an item or items is under $650, the charge is classified as petty theft. Though petty theft is considered a minor offense, it is still a crime, which is punishable in the eyes of the law. It not only affects your record but also costs you in the future. Make sure to hire an experienced theft attorney when you are charged with petty theft.
Grand Theft/Larceny: if the monetary value of an item is over $650, the charge is generally classified as grand theft. Grand theft is described as taking someone’s property with no intent of returning the items to the owner.
If you are arrested for a theft crime, it is very important that you speak to an experienced theft attorney. Call Joey Gilbert & Associates today for a free consultation and case evaluation – 775-473-7171 or Toll Free 888-640-4313 Serving : Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Incline Village