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Theft Crime Defense: Protecting Yourself from Theft Charges

Being accused of theft can be a frightening experience. The potential consequences, including jail time, fines, and a criminal record, can have a significant impact on your life. Here at Chelsea Nicholson Law, our skilled defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and achieving the best possible outcome in your case.

Understanding Theft Crimes in Tennessee

Theft charges in Tennessee vary depending on the value of the stolen property and the circumstances surrounding the crime. Here are some common types of theft:

  • Shoplifting: Stealing merchandise from a retail store.
  • Petty Theft: Stealing property valued at less than $1,000.
  • Larceny: Stealing property valued at $1,000 or more.
  • Embezzlement: Stealing entrusted property.
  • Robbery: Taking property from another person by force or threat of force.

Our Approach to Theft Crimes

Our team will take a comprehensive approach to your case, including:

  • Detailed Investigation: We will meticulously examine the details of your arrest, including witness statements, police reports, and any video surveillance footage.
  • Mistaken Identity Defense: If you were mistakenly identified as the culprit, we will work to gather evidence to prove your innocence.
  • Lack of Intent Defense: We may argue that you lacked the criminal intent to steal, such as accidentally taking someone else’s belongings.
  • Entrapment Defense: If you were pressured or enticed by law enforcement to commit the crime, we can explore an entrapment defense.
  • Negotiation: In many cases, we can negotiate with the prosecutor to seek a dismissal of charges, reduced charges, or alternative sentencing options like probation.

Minimizing the Impact of Theft Charges

Even if you are convicted of theft, we can help you explore options to minimize the impact, such as:

  • Expungement: In some cases, after successfully completing your sentence, you may be eligible to have your record expunged, allowing you to petition for the removal of the offense from your background.
  • Community Service: Demonstrating a willingness to give back to the community can positively influence the judge’s decision.

Nashville Theft Crime Defense Lawyers on Your Side

At Chelsea Nicholson Law, we understand the complexities of theft charges and the serious consequences they can have. We are committed to providing aggressive and effective legal representation throughout Davidson County and surrounding counties.

Don’t face theft charges alone. Contact Chelsea Nicholson Law today for a free consultation at 615-913-3932.

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Please consult with an attorney to discuss your specific situation.