Restitution in Utah Theft Cases
Utah Theft Defense
Theft is a very common crime in Utah and requires a Criminal Defense like the attorneys at Salcido Law Firm. The type of theft defense that you have will greatly determine whether your case will be dismissed or your charged lowered. We are experienced Utah theft defense attorneys. We handle all misdemeanor and felony theft offenses and have achieved great success for our clients.
Penalties for a Theft Conviction
The value of the property stolen will determine the type of offense with which you will be charged. For example, let’s say that you find a purse in a grocery cart in a grocery store parking lot and you take it. Let’s also say that purse has $250 in it. You take the money and throw the purse away. Just stealing the cash will likely result in a misdemeanor charge, but if other items were in the purse such as a garage door opener, eye glasses, and car keys, you could easily be charged with a felony because the value of those items can be significant.
Whether a misdemeanor or a felony, your theft charge carries with it jail time, fines, and restitution. Protected yourself by getting theft defense from our Utah criminal lawyers.
If you are convicted of a theft offense in Utah you will more than likely be ordered to pay the victim back the full value of the property stolen. Thus, in the example above a restitution order could be over a thousand dollars. If you are convicted of theft by deception, such as embezzlement, you could be ordered to pay back every dime you stole even if it is hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Protect Yourself with Utah’s Theft Defense Lawyers
Give us a call for a free consultation so that you can sit down with one of our criminal defense attorneys to find out how we can protect you. 801.413.1753 or 888.337.3235. If you have been charged with a theft crime in Utah, Get Protected! by calling us today. Take advantage of our experience in helping criminal defendants against theft charges. We serve all of Utah including Salt Lake, Provo, and Ogden.