Helping Individuals Accused of Property Crimes

Ryan Allen AttorneyProperty crime can be called by a number of different names: petty theft, grand theft, larceny, burglary or shoplifting, just to name a few. It can also include the destruction of property (arson and vandalism). Whatever name you call it, however, property crime charges carry serious consequences in Arkansas. Therefore, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Understanding How Theft Crimes Are Charged

When it comes to property crimes involving theft, there are two basic considerations:

  1. What type of property was stolen?
  2. What is the dollar value of that stolen property?

If the value of the stolen property was less than $1,000, Arkansas law generally considers the offense a Class A misdemeanor. This is commonly referred to as petty theft, and a conviction could result in up to $2,500 in fines and up to one year in prison.

Theft of property totaling more than $1,000 (commonly known as grand theft) will typically be charged as a felony offense. Depending on the dollar value and other factors, the felony could be a Class D, C or B. As the value of stolen goods goes up, potential fines and prison sentences also increase.

Why You Need A Lawyer

In any criminal case, the details are crucial. An experienced attorney may be able to mitigate the specific charges you face, then help you fight those charges or seek a favorable plea deal.

Call Us Today To Discuss Your Case For Free

The Law Offices of Ryan Allen regularly helps clients facing serious criminal charges, including those related to property crimes. Call our North Little Rock office at 501-313-1748 or fill out our online contact form to take advantage of a free initial consultation.