Dedicated Defense In Theft And Property Crimes Cases
Crimes against property are most well-known from day-to-day life. We hear about these situations on the news, in the paper and from friends or family. Even though they are common, the consequences that follow a conviction can be devastating. You need a skilled defense lawyer on your side to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process.
At Kinney Law, pc, we have experience defending clients who have been charged with a wide range of criminal law matters, including theft and property crimes. With more than 25 years of experience, our Rapid City-based firm is dedicated to helping you understand your rights and the types of defenses available in these cases.
Types Of Theft Cases
Our firm confidently handles all types of theft and property crime matters, including:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Aggravated grand theft
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime listed above, you must act quickly to protect yourself. Whether your attorney works to get your charge reduced or dismissed or defends you at a jury trial, you can count on an aggressive defense and a dedication to protecting your rights and freedom.
Types Of Penalties For A Theft Conviction
The consequences for a conviction on a theft charge in South Dakota vary widely. Punishments depend on whether it is a felony or misdemeanor and on the degree of the charge. As the severity of the crime increases, so do the consequences. If convicted, you are facing monetary fines in addition to jail or prison time.
There may also be civil consequences to a theft conviction. In a civil case, you may be responsible for paying the stolen property owner the value of the items and punitive damages of up to four times the items’ value.
Get Started Today
You need an experienced lawyer on your side to fight the theft charges you are facing. To schedule a consultation at our Rapid City or Spearfish office, call our firm at 605-642-2147. You can also use our online form to contact us.