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

Yukon Theft Defense Attorney

Have You Been Charged with Theft, Shoplifting or Larceny? You Need an Experienced Yukon Theft Defense Attorney. Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Assessment.

We all know that taking the property of another person is wrong. It is also a crime. Oklahoma law defines larceny as the "taking of personal property accomplished by fraud or stealth, and with intent to deprive another thereof." This covers a wide range of theft offenses, including shoplifting, receiving stolen property, and even embezzlement.

The Yukon theft defense attorneys at Fassio Law can offer you legal advice and representation in connection with any larceny-related criminal case. We can review the charges against you and advise you of your options. In some cases, it may be in your best interest to seek a plea bargain that can minimize the adverse consequences on your life and family. Other times a plea bargain is not your best choice, so we can also provide you with experienced trial representation if you decide to present your defense to a judge or jury.

How Oklahoma Defines Different Degrees of Larceny

Oklahoma divides criminal larceny into two categories or "degrees." The first is grand larceny. This refers to the theft of property with a value of $1,000 or more. Larceny of property under $1,000 is considered petit larceny.

Petit larceny is a misdemeanor. For most misdemeanors, if convicted, a person faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine as punishment. Click here to see the specific range of punishment for Petit Larceny in Oklahoma.

Grand larceny, in contrast, is a felony, and the maximum penalties are as follows:

  • If the stolen property was a firearm, taken from the person of another, or valued between $1,000 and $2,500, the maximum penalty is 2 years in state prison or 1 year in county jail and a fine of $1,000.
  • If the stolen property was valued between $2,500 and $15,000, the maximum penalty is 5 years in state prison or 1 year in county jail and a fine of $1,000.
  • If the stolen property was valued at $15,000 or more, the maximum penalty is 8 years in state prison and a fine of $1,000.
  • In all grand larceny cases, the court will also order the defendant to pay restitution to the victims.

In addition to larceny, some other theft crimes you can be charged with in Oklahoma include:

  • Larceny of Merchandise from a Retailer: Also known as "shoplifting," this covers the taking of property from a retail or wholesale establishment.
  • Embezzlement: This is the fraudulent appropriation of property belonging to another person or legal entity for a purpose not authorized by the owner. Click here to learn more about embezzlement and other "white collar" crimes.
  • Receiving Stolen Property: If you buy or receive personal property that has been stolen, and you know or have reasonable cause to believe that it was stolen, then you can be charged with a felony.

Contact Fassio Law Today

A theft conviction not only means potential jail time and substantial fines. It can also negatively affect your ability to find a job, apply to college, and even rent an apartment. So it is in your best interest to explore all possible avenues of defense when accused of theft. Our Yukon theft defense attorneys can help. Contact Fassio Law today at (405) 593-8444 to schedule a free case assessment with a member of our staff.

edmond criminal charges defense lawyer
Call Now