Escalating Penalties For Multiple Theft Charges


Are you or a loved one going through the criminal trial process? You may be worried about potential jail time, fines and a permanently marked criminal record. However, an experienced legal counsel can make all the difference when it comes time for your final verdict. As you know, there are two sides to every story, but not every attorney is going to argue your side as expertly as The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter. So, head into their West Palm Beach or Stuart offices to get started on your defense.

Lately, we have talked about some of the potential consequences of grand theft, petit theft and retail theft. However, it is important to realize that penalties can escalate as you rack up charges. For example, anyone committing a second petit or retail theft, and who has a prior conviction, commits a first degree misdemeanor. And, any person with two or more convictions in these areas can be charged with a third degree felony. It is also worth knowing that driver license suspensions are on the line, and can range between 6 months and a year (based on the number of theft charges).

There is almost always a ton on the line during criminal charges. And, when your future is at stake, you can’t afford to take anything for granted. Your defense starts by bringing in an experienced criminal defense attorney capable of protecting your freedoms. This will give you the best shot at getting your charges reduced, or dropped altogether. Contact The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, today, and get started with your free initial consultation.

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