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Theft Attorney Michigan

Charged with theft in Michigan? Criminal defense attorney Michael P. Manley can help

If you have been charged with theft in Michigan, you need to take your charge seriously from the start. A theft conviction can have serious consequences. A conviction can damage your reputation and relationships. We understand at the law firm of Michael P. Manley, because we have worked with people throughout the state charged with this serious crime.

Criminal defense attorney Michael P. Manley has dedicated his entire career to fighting for the rights of individuals charged with serious crimes. He is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert, one of very few in the mid-Michigan area. The National Trial Lawyers association has also named attorney Manley one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Read about our case results to find out how Michael P. Manley has helped others facing a grim future.

What types of theft cases does Michael P. Manley handle?

Michigan defines theft as larceny. Depending on what was stolen - and how it was stolen - larceny crimes can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies. (We have dedicated a page that details the difference between misdemeanor and felony cases).  While you might think you can resolve your legal matter on your own, you should consult with an experienced attorney before making such an important decision.  Contact us as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case. The initial consultation is free. Call (810) 238-0500.

The following are a few examples of theft or larceny charges we see in Michigan:

  • Theft of property
  • Auto theft
  • Theft of money
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny from a person
  • Larceny in a building
  • Theft of a firearm
  • Larceny by conversion
  • Larceny by false personation
  • Credit card theft

Some of the different types of theft cases we handle at our law firm include:

  • Misdemeanor larceny - The state of Michigan classifies misdemeanor larceny cases based on the value of the stolen goods. These include:
    • Stolen property under $200
    • Stolen property $200 to $1,000
  • Felony larceny - The state of Michigan classifies felony larceny cases based on the value of the stolen goods. These include:
    • Stolen property over $1,000 but less than $20,000
    • Stolen property over $20,000

What is the penalty for theft in Michigan?

If you are convicted of larceny, the penalties can be quite severe depending on what you have been accused of stealing. A previous larceny charge or conviction can also influence how long you will spend in jail and the size of your fine.

The penalties under Michigan law for the first offense for various larceny crimes include:

Larceny under $200

(Misdemeanor)

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to $500 fine or three times the value of stolen property, whichever is greater

Larceny $200 to $1,000

(Misdemeanor)

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $2,000 fine or three times the value of stolen property, whichever is greater

Larceny over $1,000 but less than $20,000

(Felony)

  • Up to 5 years in jail
  • Up to $10,000 fine or three times the value of stolen property, whichever is greater

Larceny over $20,000

(Felony)

  • Up to 15 years in jail
  • Up to $15,000 fine or three times the value of stolen property, whichever is greater

Why should I hire Michael P. Manley if I have been charged with theft?

Don't wait to contact a lawyer if you have been charged with larceny. You might have more legal options than you realize. Attorney Manley wants to learn more about your case and work with you develop a legal strategy designed to win your case.

An attorney with years of experience handling complex criminal matters, Michael P. Manley stands ready to pursue the best possible strategy to achieve a client's desired result. He and his team conduct a comprehensive investigation for each client. Did the arresting officer follow the correct procedures? Are there extenuating circumstances? Does the client have addiction issues or other possibly mitigating factors?

If you are facing theft or larceny charges, call Michael P. Manley right now to schedule a free initial consultation.