Theft is defined as knowingly obtaining or using the property of another with the intent to either temporarily or permanently the person of the property. If the theft of property is less than $300, it is charged as Petit Theft, a misdemeanor. If the amount of the Petit Theft is less than $100 it is classified as a second Degree Misdemeanor; if the property is $100 or greater the Petit Theft is charges as a first degree misdemeanor.
In addition to imprisonment or probation, a petit theft conviction can have far reaching implications on your life. Many view a theft conviction in a negative light. A conviction for petit theft can make it difficult to find employment, a place to live, or even register for school.
Don’t face these charges alone, contact Attorney Jason Seidman today to schedule your free consultation. As a former prosecutor he can lay out the strengths and weaknesses of the charges against you and together you can come up with a course of action that will end in the best result possible for you.