Facing Theft, Robbery Or Burglary Charges?

Property crimes have a number of different names: petty theft, grand theft, larceny, robbery, 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.

The Law Offices of Ryan Allen is committed to defending your rights and ensuring the Arkansas justice system treats you fairly. By working directly with a skillful criminal defense attorney, you have a better chance at minimizing the charges against you.

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 An Experienced Lawyer

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

Our goal is to get you the most favorable outcome so you are in the best position to move past this difficult time.

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.