Nashua Theft Crimes Attorney
Experienced Theft Crimes Attorneys Serving Nashua
Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter, and at Bernazzani Law, we help clients work to regain control over their situation. We know how hard it can be to fight the state once you’ve been charged with a crime. Once we’re your attorney, protecting your legal interest is our primary concern. We’ve served the residents of Nashua for over 25 years, and we’re just as committed to our clients throughout the region as ever. We are a results-driven firm, which means we aren’t satisfied until our client's needs are met. This drive has led to our successful track record and reputation for helping many clients throughout our community find positive outcomes in their legal circumstances in various practice areas. Our attorneys are seasoned criminal law attorneys, so managing your theft crime defense is part of what we do well. Our Nashua theft crime attorneys will work hard to defend you and fight for the best outcome in your case. Once you’re charged with a criminal offense, fighting for your freedom and future is of the utmost importance to you and your family. You can trust our legal team to stay in the fight with you to the very end.
At Bernazzani Law, we will fight for you with everything we’ve got. Reach out to our legal team today to schedule a consultation. We can begin working on a legal strategy as soon as possible. Start by calling (603) 261-2214 or use our convenient online contact portal right now!
Theft Crimes in New Hampshire
Securing legal representation to fight a theft crime charge in Nashua is a wise choice. There are many variants of theft under New Hampshire law, so if you or someone you love is facing charges, you may need an attorney to advise you of your rights and to explain the legal ramifications of a conviction. In New Hampshire, a theft crime will vary depending on the evidence.
Here are examples of theft crimes you could be charged with in Nashua:
- Theft (Unauthorized Taking): The familiar and most commonly charged form of theft is theft by unauthorized taking. A person can be accused of this crime if they remove property, obtain property, or exerts control over property without authorization and with the intent to keep it.
- Theft (Deceptive Actions): A person can be charged with theft by deceptive actions if they use fraud, tricks, chicanery, or lies to gain access to money or property with the intent to deprive its rightful owner of its use.
- Theft (Extortion): A person who threatens to ruin the reputation of another person for financial gain can be charged with theft by extortion.
- Theft (Receiving Stolen Goods): Another familiar form of theft, receiving stolen goods, is the second most common type of theft. When a party is knowingly found in possession of stolen goods, they can be charged with theft by receiving stolen goods.
- Theft (Lost or Mislaid Property):Finders keeps is not the law in New Hampshire. A person who obtains the property of another person that has been lost or mislaid, or mistakenly delivered to the wrong person or in the wrong quantity, is guilty of theft if they do not take reasonable measures to return the property to the owner.
- Theft of Services: If a person doesn’t pay for services that were given before payment, for example, at a restaurant or salon, they could be charged with theft of services.
- Willful Concealment: Theft by willful concealment involves the manipulation (by hiding or price tampering) of goods to remove them from the premises where they reside. The manipulation can take a range of forms, for example, hiding goods to remove them without paying, traditionally called shoplifting. Another form of willful concealment involves tampering with merchandise price tags to alter the valid price of a product in order to pay less than the actual price.
Penalties For Theft Crime Charges
The penalty for theft varies depending on the charge and evidence in the case. There are several theft crime charges in New Hampshire; the penalties for the varying degrees of theft crime include:
- Class A Felony: If the theft includes a firearm or the alleged stolen property exceeds $1500 in value, the theft would be charged as a Class A Felony.
- Class B Felony: If the theft is less than $1500 but more than $1000 in value or the accused has two prior theft convictions, the crime would be charged as a Class B Felony.
- Misdemeanor: Stolen goods or services valued at less than $1000 are charged as a misdemeanor.
Being charged with theft is a serious crime requiring a serious legal defense. The Nashua theft crime attorneys at Bernazzani Law can help you fight criminal charges. The seasoned attorneys on our legal team will fight hard to keep you from spending time behind bars. Make no mistake, theft crime charges can lead to time spent in the New Hampshire State Prison or House of Corrections, so you can’t afford anything other than a knowledgeable legal defense team.
Skilled Legal Representation & Aggressive Criminal Defense
At Bernazzani Law, our clients can feel confident knowing their cases are being handled by a legal team ready to fight for them and mount an aggressive criminal defense on their behalf. Facing theft charges is no small thing. The worst thing you can do is minimize the seriousness of the matter at hand. Theft crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, and it’s critical for you to protect your life, job, and reputation by getting ahead of this serious matter quickly. The experienced theft crime attorneys on our team work with clients to ensure they’re ready to get started drafting a defense immediately!
To get started, call our team at (603) 261-2214 to set up a consultation with one of our Nashua theft crime attorneys.
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