Theft Crimes

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Pottawatomie County Theft Defense Attorney

Fighting to Protect Your Rights & Future

Since 1991, The Law Office of Karen E. Byars has provided experienced representation for clients accused of theft in Pottawatomie County, immediate  surrounding communities. I will strive to help you understand the charges against you and the potential penalties, as well as your options for building a strong defense.

If you have been accused of THEFT

Schedule your free consultation with our attorney to protect your FUTURE!

Types of Theft: The Amount Matters

No one in our state is simply charged with “theft.” There are varying levels of theft charges – and penalties – that depend on the value of stolen property.

Penalties begin at up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines for Class A misdemeanor theft, but can go as severe as Class B felony theft, which carries the possibility of 8-30 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.

The value of property you’ve been accused of stealing matters:

  • Class A misdemeanor theft is as low as it goes, involving property value of $1,000 or less.
  • Class E felony theft involves property value of more than $500 but less than $1,000.
  • Class D felony theft involves property value of $1,000 or more but less than $10,000.
  • Class C felony theft involves property value of $10,00 or more but less than $60,000.
  • Class B felony theft is as high as it gets, involving amounts of $60,000 or more.

What is Petty Theft in Oklahoma?

Petty theft is theft of property or services that are valued at $500 or less. Petty theft is generally charged as a Class A misdemeanor in Oklahoma, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. If the theft offense involved property with a value above $500, it is usually charged as a felony.

We Can Fight Your Theft Charges

The Law Office of Karen E. Byars focuses on criminal defense and strives to fight theft charges with compassion and respect for my clients.

It’s important to understand your case. That’s why she can help guide you through every step of the way while building a strong defense.