Types of Theft Crimes
Theft crimes in Tennessee include:
- Shoplifting or petty theft
- Theft of property or services
- Grand theft or grand theft auto
- Credit card fraud
- Receiving, concealing, or possessing stolen property
Additionally, these crimes are related to theft and can carry similar punishments:
- Identity theft
- Writing worthless checks
Aside from the criminal and civil penalties that can come with a theft crime conviction, you will also have a permanent criminal record. A conviction can lead to the loss of professional licenses—such as realtors’, nurses’, pharmacists’, and pilots’ licenses—and bar you from obtaining such licenses in the future. Additionally, future landlords may be reluctant to approve your application for housing if they run a routine background check, which will reveal your criminal record.
We Are Your Trusted Legal Advocates
If you have been arrested for, charged with, or are even simply under investigation for any type of crime, you should immediately contact the Chattanooga theft crime defense lawyers at Speek, Turner & Newkirk PLLC. We can step in to protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive proper and fair treatment by law enforcement and investigators. If you are charged with a theft crime, we know that thorough preparation is key; our goal is to out-prepare our opponents to ensure that you have the strongest possible defense.