Knoxville Theft Defense Lawyers

If you have been accused of a theft crime, you are entitled to seek a strong legal defense to fight on your behalf and protect your rights and freedom. In Tennessee, the repercussions of a conviction for a theft crime can be serious and long-lasting, depending on the value of the property that was allegedly stolen.

You do not have to face the stresses of a potential criminal conviction alone. At Baker & Associates, our dedicated legal team will defend your rights every step of the way and aggressively work to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. It is possible to have the charges against you dismissed or drastically reduced. Call us at (866) 853-2888 to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with a knowledgeable and compassionate criminal defense lawyer in Knoxville.

What Constitutes a Theft Crime in Tennessee?

Ultimately, theft is considered an offense against property in which one person takes something of value from another without permission. Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-14-101, theft includes the following types of offenses:

If you are currently under investigation for theft or have been charged with a theft offense, the criminal defense law firm of Baker & Associates can help. Our aggressive attorneys have extensive experience handling theft cases and will fight to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

What are the Penalties of a Theft Conviction?

Theft is classified according to the monetary value of the property or service and can range from Class A misdemeanors to Class C felonies. Additional aggravating circumstances can elevate theft charges from a misdemeanor to a felony. For example, the following conditions may increase the severity of charges against you:

Typically, a theft crime is considered a misdemeanor if the value of the stolen goods or services is $500 or less and is punishable by maximum jail sentence of 11 months and 29 days and a maximum fine of $2,500. Theft of an amount more than $500 may be charged as a felony, which may carry significant fines and up to a 30 year prison sentence for the most serious charge.

The social stigma of a criminal conviction can also severely damage your personal reputation and future opportunities. With the help of a skilled lawyer, you may be able to protect your name and avoid additional consequences beyond jail time and expensive fines.

Fighting for Your Future

No matter how tough your situation or how hopeless it may seem, Baker & Associates are here to help you avoid serious penalties. We will carefully investigate your case and build a strong legal defense to protect your best interests. Contact us at (866) 853-2888 to learn more about your options and to put your mind at ease. We can provide you with the straight answers and dedicated representation you need to take care of this serious matter.


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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyer Disclaimer: The theft, burglary, robbery, criminal defense, or other legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact a lawyer at our law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Tennessee.


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