Albuquerque Theft Crimes
Illegal Taking of Another's Property
Were you arrested for a theft crime? Theft crimes are classified as the illegal taking of another person's property without their knowledge or consent. There are many forms of theft crimes and depending on the type of crime that you were accused of and the amount of money taken, you may face a misdemeanor or a felony charge. If force or a deadly weapon was used to obtain the items that were stolen, you may be facing other serious penalties as well. If you were arrested, do not hesitate to contact The Romero Law Firm, P.A. today and speak with an Albuquerque theft crimes lawyer regarding your situation and how we can help.
Grand theft includes grand theft auto and grand theft firearm. This form of theft is the illegal taking of anything valuing over $499. If there was an armed weapon used to obtain the property, you may be also charged with robbery.
Anything taken under the limit of $499 is considered petty theft. Petty theft can also include shoplifting and is commonly charged as a misdemeanor. If you are convicted, you may face jail time and restitution, and risk your crime being elevated to a felony.
This is considered a white collar crime. The illegal taking of any person's name, social security or identifying records is a crime in New Mexico. Depending on the amount that was stolen from the victim, this may be treated as a federal offense.
You deserve representation!
When you work with an attorney from The Romero Law Firm, P.A., we will fully review all details of your arrest and ensure that a strong defense is tailored for your unique case. Our team of devoted attorneys are highly knowledgeable in New Mexico law and have had years of experience in assisting our clients in receiving favorable outcomes and settlements for their case.
While theft crimes might seem like they are at the bottom of the crime totem pole, they can come with adverse consequences and should be taken seriously. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation and how an Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer from our firm can help, contact us today and schedule your free case evaluation.