Theft Crimes Defense from a Criminal Defense Attorney in New Mexico

When you have been arrested and accused of theft in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you face very serious charges. You need an aggressive defense from the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Mark Keller who understand the seriousness of those charges and the complexities of the law.

Types of Theft

Theft is a large category of the law, and includes crimes such as:

  • Identity theft
  • Auto theft
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Falsely obtaining services
  • Credit card theft

The penalties for theft are based upon the type of crime committed as well as monetary value of the item or items. You will also face a harsher sentence if you have prior convictions on your record.

Penalties for Theft

Penalties you could face if you are convicted of theft include:

  • Misdemeanor petty theft – less than $250 in value
    • Up to 6 months in jail
    • Fines up to $1000
    • Both
  • Misdemeanor theft – more than $250, less than $500
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • Fines up to $1000
    • Both
  • 4th Degree Felony – more than $500, less than $2500
    • 18 months in prison
    • And $5000 fine
  • 3rd degree felony – more than $2500, less than $20,000
    • 3 years in prison
    • And $5000 fine
  • 2nd degree felony – value is more than $20,000
    • 9 years in prison
    • And $10,000 fine

Civil penalties also exist for anyone convicted of shoplifting. You may be ordered to pay restitution to the store owner or merchant.

Aggressive Defense against Theft Crime Charges in Albuquerque

If you are facing theft crime charges in Albuquerque, NM, your best defense is contacting the Law Office of Mark Keller as soon as possible. Our criminal defense lawyers have over 80 years of combined experience that we use to build a strong case in your defense.

At the Law Office of Mark Keller, we know that the charges you face are serious. We will fight to protect your rights and fight for the best outcome possible for your case. Contact us today!

Call the Law Office of Mark Keller at (505) 842-1440 to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who will fight aggressively for you against theft charges.