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Madison Theft Crime Attorney

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Everyone makes mistakes in life. Sometimes those mistakes lead to serious consequences that can adversely affect their future. Those mistakes do not define you as a person and we work hard to get you through a difficult time and back on your feet again.

If you have been charged with theft, your future is at risk. The most important step in this situation is consulting with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At The Coon Law Firm, PLLC, we will explore every legal avenue to work toward a favorable outcome in your case, such as getting charges reduced or dropped. Our Madison theft crime attorney is here to competently guide you through the complex laws and procedures that lie ahead.

To learn more about your rights and potential defenses, contact us today at (601) 299-4464.

Types of Theft in Madison

Under Mississippi law, theft involves the taking, stealing, or carrying away of another person’s property. Theft, or larceny, can be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The categorization is based primarily on the value of the stolen property but can also depend on the nature of the item itself.

There are two main categories of theft in Mississippi, which include:

Petit larceny

Petit Larceny occurs when the property stolen is valued at less than $1,000. This is charged as misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum 6-month jail sentence and a fine of up to $1,000

Grand larceny

Grand Larceny occurs when the property is valued at more than $1,000 and is charged as a felony offense. If convicted, you will face the following penalties:

  • For property valued at more than $1,000 but less than $5,000 you will face up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • For property valued at more than $5,000 but less than $25,000 you will face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
  • For property valued at more than $25,000 you will face up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine

In some cases, first-time offenders may only have to participate in a diversion program, perform a certain amount of community service, or serve a period of probation. Repeat offenders are often charged to the fullest extent of the law.

Regardless of how many previous theft offenses you have, when you hire our firm, we will scour every detail to build a solid legal strategy on your behalf.

Specific Larceny Charges

Mississippi law also identifies several specific larceny crimes, including:

  • Larceny of dogs
  • Theft of credit cards
  • Larceny of crab traps
  • Theft of timber
  • Larceny of public securities
  • Theft of livestock
  • Larceny of wool from dead sheep
  • Theft of crops
  • Larceny of rental property

Defenses to Theft Charges

Whether dealing with a misdemeanor or felony charge of larceny, it is essential to put up a strong defense for your particular situation. The essence of an effective strategy is that it casts doubt on the three main elements of the prosecution’s case, which includes identifying the defendant, proving the taking away of another’s personal property, and demonstrating the value of the stolen property.

There are several potential defenses against larceny charges, including:

  • Lack of intent
  • Duress
  • Consent
  • Entrapment
  • Mistake or accident
  • Misunderstanding of ownership
  • No proof of ownership
  • Right of ownership of property
  • No intention to permanently deprive ownership

Get Legal Help Now

When it comes to larceny, every case is different. Our Madison theft crime lawyer is prepared to listen attentively to your side of the story and help you devise a defense plan that is tailored to your unique situation.

Call The Coon Law Firm, PLLC at (601) 299-4464 now to schedule your consultation. You can also fill out an online contact form, and we’ll respond promptly.

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Real Stories From Real People
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    - D. Case
  • “He was able to get my son through with no jail time and was even able to get the fines reduced.”

    - Jonathon
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    - Lonnie

The Coon Law Firm PLLC Difference 

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    We offer confidential consultations and fair rates no matter the charge.

  • Trial Experience

    We have successfully tried numerous misdemeanor and felony jury trials.

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    We walk you through the legal process and our strategy to get you the best results.

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    Our firm is licensed to practice law in Mississippi & Louisiana.

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