OKC Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys
OKC Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys

Edmond Theft Defense Lawyer

Arrested for Theft in Edmond? Contact Us Today for a Confidential Consultation

At Fassio Law, our Edmond theft defense attorney is a knowledgeable, experienced, and justice-focused advocate for clients. Our firm helps good people deal with bad legal situations. Were you or your loved one arrested for theft? We are here to help. Contact us today for a fully private, no obligation consultation with an Oklahoma theft defense lawyer.

An Overview of Theft Laws in Oklahoma

Theft is a serious criminal offense in Oklahoma. A conviction of a theft charge—which is fundamentally a property carry—can carry significant jail time. Under Oklahoma law (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1704), a theft case may either be handled a misdemeanor or a felony based on the specific nature of the allegations—including the amount that is alleged to have been stolen. Here is an overview of the two most common theft charges:

  • Petit Larceny (Under $1,000): In Oklahoma, theft under $1,000 is generally handled as a petit larceny case. Petit larceny is a misdemeanor criminal offense. Still, it is a very serious charge. A conviction for petit larceny can carry up to one year in jail.
  • Grand Larceny (Over $1,000): Theft in excess of $1,000 is charged as grand larceny in Oklahoma. It is a felony offense. The maximum prison sentence will vary based on the actual amount that was allegedly taken. Theft under $2,500 carries up to two years in prison. Theft $2,501 to $15,000 carries up to five years in prison. Theft over $15,000 carries a maximum sentence of eight years behind bars.

Defending a Theft Charge in Edmond, OK

A person accused of a theft offense in Edmond is innocent until proven guilty. You have the right to raise a zealous defense against theft charges. How exactly you should defend your case depends on many different case-driven factors. An Edmond defense lawyer can review the charges and help you devise a defense strategy. Some notable defense strategies to theft include:

  • Arguing that the prosecutor lacks sufficient evidence;
  • Demonstrating that there is mistaken identity;
  • Asserting a lack of intent or a reasonable belief of consent to use property; and
  • Negotiating a favorable plea agreement.

How Our Edmond Theft Defense Attorney Can Help

A theft charge can carry serious consequences. At Fassio Law, we know that good people can end up in bad legal situations. We are proactive, committed to personalized representation, and devoted to getting results. More specifically, our Edmond theft defense lawyer is prepared to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive, confidential review of the theft charges;
  • Represent you before police and prosecutors; and
  • Take whatever action is needed to best protect your rights and your future.

Contact Our Edmond, OK Theft Defense Attorney Today

At Fassio Law, our Edmond criminal defense lawyer has the skills and experience to defend the full range of theft crimes, including misdemeanor charges and felony charges. Call us at (405) 593-8444 or send us a message online to set up your strictly confidential case review. We defend theft charges in Edmond, Oklahoma County, and across the area.

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