Petty Theft in Tennessee
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If you were recently caught shoplifting or stealing something, and charged
with petty theft in Tennessee, you will face serious criminal charges.
Not only do you have a chance at serving jail time or paying expensive
fines, but your reputation may suffer irreparable damage with a permanent
mark on your criminal record.
The Clarke Law Firm, we understand that you are in a tough situation and need some advice
to help determine how to defend yourself against theft charges. Our
Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer can thoroughly review your case and figure out all of your available legal
options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Penalties for Petty Theft
In Tennessee, petty theft is charged as a Class A misdemeanor if the property
or services stolen is $500 or less. This type of misdemeanor is punishable
by a maximum jail sentence of 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500.
To avoid jail time and fines, it is important to work towards building
a defense with the help of an experienced lawyer. With more than a decade
of legal experience, Attorney David L. Clarke has a comprehensive understanding
of Tennessee law to determine the best way to approach your case.
Ready to Start Your Case Today
Facing a shoplifting or petty theft charge is a serious matter. Most people
who are charged with this crime have never been involved in the criminal
courts, and are nervous and unsure about what to expect. The Clarke Law
Firm can help calm your fears, and provide you with an effective and personalized
defense strategy to put this mistake behind you for good.
Contact us and request a
free consultation immediately.