Top Minnesota Theft Crimes Attorneys

Theft is just as it sounds; taking property from another without their consent.  There are various levels/degrees of theft in the State of Minnesota, and one of the most important elements in determining the level/degree is the value of the property stolen. The collateral consequences of a theft conviction can be quite punitive.  For example, if a potential employer learns that you have been convicted of a theft related offense, you may be much less likely to be hired.  The following penalties may apply to you:

Up to 20 Years in Prison: If you are convicted of theft of a firearm, or theft of property valued at more than $35,000.

Up to 10 Years in Prison: If you are convicted of theft of certain controlled substances or theft of property valued at more than $20,000

Up to 5 years in Prison: If you are convicted of theft property valued at more than $1,000, but less than $5,000, or theft of property valued at more than $500, but less than $1,000, and you have a prior offense within the past 5 years.

Up to 1 Year in Jail: If you are convicted of theft of property valued at more than $500, but less than $1,000.

Up to 90 Days in Jail: If you are convicted of theft of property valued at less than $500.

Also encompassed in the theft statutes are crimes relating to:

  1. Identify Theft
  2. Issuing a Dishonored Check
  3. Mail Theft
  4. Receiving Stolen Property

The attorney’s at Heefner Nelson Law have over 30 years combined experience dealing with the complexities of Minnesota’s theft laws.  Contact us with any questions you may have, or for a free initial consultation.