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Theft Crimes Attorneys in Chesterton, IN

Know What to Expect in Courts in Lake County & Porter County

Are you or a loved one facing theft charges? Whether you need a theft crimes lawyer in Indiana to represent you in state or federal court, call the Law Office of Adam Tavitas. I am a criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience, and I have defended clients in more than 85 jury trials. I evaluate and investigate the case, explain what you should expect, and prepare your defense. Throughout the process, I work hard to defend your Constitutional rights and act in your best interests, from the initial arrest until the case is resolved.

If you or a loved one has been accused of theft, call (219) 245-2655 to schedule a free consultation. I can meet with you at my office in Chesterton, by appointment in Highland, or travel to you if you live far away.

Theft Charges & Penalties in Indiana

Theft can include criminal activity that ranges from shoplifting to stealing millions of dollars. The crime of theft may be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on what was stolen and the market value of the allegedly stolen items.

When the value is under $750, theft is charged as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 1 year and a fine of up to $5,000.

If a person steals property worth between $750 but less than $50,000, a firearm, a motor vehicle or its parts, or commits a second of subsequent theft offense, it is considered a level 6 felony, which carries a prison term of up to 2 ½ years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

If a person steals property worth $50,000 or more, commits a second or subsequent offense for stealing a motor vehicle or its parts, or steals valuable metal that creates a significant risk of injury to others, it is a level 5 felony, which can result in imprisonment for up to 6 years and a fine not exceeding $10,000.

In addition to jail time and fines, a theft conviction may result in:
Limited opportunities in employment
  • Ineligibility for financial aid for higher education
  • Difficulty renting an apartment
  • Immigration application being denied or deportation
  • Suspension or revocation of professional licenses in medicine, law, teaching, or nursing

Let an Indiana Theft Defense Lawyer Fight for You!

If you are facing charges for theft, receiving stolen property, auto theft, or conversion, your freedom and future are on the line. The exact jail sentence, amount of fines, restitution, and other consequences depends on the value of the property, any prior convictions, and the circumstances of the case. A conviction can impact your life in ways that extend far beyond criminal penalties.

I am committed to providing an effective defense for clients who have been charged with theft crimes in Northwest Indiana.

If you have been charged with theft, call (219) 245-2655 or contact us online to discuss your situation in a free consultation with Indiana theft defense attorneys. 

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