Property Crimes

Property Crimes

Property Crimes

A conviction for a property crime can have devastating and lasting effects on your future. In addition, tough new sentencing laws can be used to send people to prison in situations where in the past they would receive probation.

 

If you are charged with a property crime, I recommend you attempt to complete a civil compromise. A civil compromise is a mechanism whereby some property crimes can be dismissed if the defendant enters into a contractual agreement with the victim.

Such an agreement is, of course, subject to judicial approval. To determine whether such an agreement is possible or not, one should have an experienced attorney guiding them through the process. Please don’t hesitate to call for a consultation.

For your information, here is a list of common property crimes:

  • Aggravated Theft in the First Degree- Is a class B felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison.
  • Theft in the First Degree- Is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.
  • Theft in the Second Degree- Is a class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of a year in jail.
  • Theft in the Third Degree- Is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail.
  • Aggravated Identity Theft in the First Degree- Is a class B felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison.
  • Identity Theft- Is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.
  • Forgery in the First Degree- Is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.
  • Forgery in the Second Degree- Is a class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of a year in jail.
  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle- Is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.
  • Possession of a Stolen Vehicle- Is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.
  • Criminal Mischief in the First Degree- Is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.
  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree- Is a class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of a year in jail.
  • Burglary in the First Degree- Is a Class A Felony punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years in prison.
  • Burglary in the Second Degree- Is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.