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Defending Against Theft Crime Charges in Missouri & Kansas

Depriving someone of their property without their permission is a crime. Depending on how the crime was committed, you could face serious consequences and felony sentencing. Get the help of an experienced Kansas City theft crimes lawyer on your side today to build a strong defense. At the Law Office of Michael Crawford, we have a former prosecutor who understands the way your accusers think. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Are you facing a theft crime charge in Missouri? Our Kansas City theft crime attorney is ready to represent you. Call the Law Office of Michael Crawford today at (816) 945-4930 or contact our firm online to get started.

Missouri Theft Offense Classifications

  • Class A Misdemeanor Theft: Stealing property or services valued at less than $500. This includes petty theft, or "petit larceny."
  • Class D Felony Theft: Stealing someone else's animal
  • Class C Felony Theft: Stealing property or services valued at more than $500, but less than $25,000. Stealing certain types of property, such as a firearm, motor vehicle, credit card, U.S. flag on display, livestock, and others
  • Class B Felony Theft: Stealing property or services valued at $25,000 or more

How Much Theft is Considered a Felony in Missouri?

For theft to be a felony in Missouri you must steal items or service that is at least worth $750, which is considered a Class D felony theft. A class D felony theft can include the theft of the following:

  • credit card
  • controlled substance
  • voter registration book or list, a will, or an unrecorded property deed
  • certain live fish, livestock, or captive wildlife
  • any wire, electrical transformer, or metallic wire used to transmit wire communications, conduct electricity, or transport combustible fuels.

Contact Our Kansas City Theft Crimes Lawyer Today

Just because you are accused of a crime does not make you a criminal. In many cases, simply returning the property is enough to substantially reduce a sentence. While prosecutors may try to paint you as a villain, our team knows better. We are prepared to help you fight for a favorable outcome.

Defense Strategies That Could Benefit Your Case:

  • The property in question belongs to you
  • You were granted access to the property in question
  • You were intoxicated and not in your right mind when you committed theft
  • You were a victim of police entrapment

There are other ways your rights can be protected, but all of them take time to prepare. By calling our firm early, you can have the best chance at a favorable result for your situation.

Your rights are our priority at the Law Office of Michael Crawford. Our criminal defense attorney knows what it takes to properly analyze the evidence and claims made against you. You do not have to face your charges alone!

Contact the Law Office of Michael Crawford today for a FREE consultation!

Meet Your Attorney

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    Michael Crawford

    Trial Attorney

    Attorney Michael Crawford began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cole County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney's Office, located in Jefferson City, MO. He gained immeasurable expertise and experience litigating various criminal cases involving both misdemeanor and felony charges. As a prosecutor Mr. Crawford obtained proficiency as an attorney practicing in criminal law, no matter what the charge or circumstances turned out to be. Mr. Crawford successfully tried several ...

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  • Our Attorney Is A Former Prosecutor With An Excellent Reputation
  • We Are Client Focused and Provide Personalized Service
  • Michael Crawford Has Extensive Trial Experience
  • Our Attorney is Licensed in Kansas & Missouri

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