Theft, R.S.Mo. 570.030, in the intentional act of taking goods or services in an attempt to deprive the rightful owner of its use through deceit or coercion. The punishments you can face are serious, with the exact charged dependant on the value of the property that was stolen. Therefore if you have stolen something that is very valuable or stolen many goods that carry significant value, you need a St. Louis criminal defense attorney right way.
For instance, a person could be charged with stealing if they put a different UPC or price tag on an item in a store. Because that person attempted to deceive the retailer out of their property, they would face a charge of theft. Even with the receipt showing that they purchased the product, that would not matter because they did not pay the full price the store was charging.
If this property is valued at between $500 and $25,000 will face a Class C felony. If the person is guilty of stealing anhydrous ammonia or liquid nitrogen is automatically a Class B felony. It is also a Class B felony for a person to take $3,000 or more worth of livestock. And if a person has prior arrests for theft or stealing, the charges will be even more serious. Since each of these charges brings several years in prison, it is important to find a St. Louis criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and experience to fight these serious charges.
St. Louis criminal defense attorney Richard R. Lozano has been handling serious felony cases since 1994. He puts this experience to work for you, aggressively fighting any and all criminal charges you may face. He has helped clients in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County facing serious felony charges and has worked to get them the best possible outcomes for their respective cases.