The categorization of the charge depends on the circumstances of the offense, including the level of force used, if a weapon was involved, how much restitution you can make, if property was broken into, the value of the property stolen and if the property was stolen from the public. The greater the offense, the more significant the sentencing. Grand theft cases could result in years of incarceration. Even with a first-time shoplifting conviction, you could potentially face a short jail sentence.
If you are facing theft charges, it is critical that you have an attorney who understands the system and how to work with prosecutors. Our lawyers will fight to minimize your charges, thus minimizing your potential sentencing. Mark Conese will also zealously advocate on your behalf, both with prosecutors before trial and in court, if necessary, to deliver the best result possible. Mark Conese is a veteran of the criminal justice system and have successfully defended many defendants charged with theft crimes, working to protect their futures from the full impact of sentencing.
To learn more about how we can protect your interests in court and fight for your rights, please contact our Hamilton, Ohio, law firm today.