Indiana Theft Crimes Attorney
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.
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 in Indiana
Theft can include criminal activity that ranges from shoplifting a few items in a store 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 items that were alleged to have been stolen. When the value is under $750, theft is charged as a misdemeanor.
Representation for Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
If you are facing charges for theft, receiving stolen property, auto theft, or conversion, you could face time in jail and fines. 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.
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
I am committed to providing an effective defense for clients who have been charged with theft crimes in Northwest Indiana. 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 have been charged with theft, call (219) 245-2655 or contact us online to discuss your situation in a free consultation.