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Theft & Burglary

Milwaukee Theft Lawyer 

Comprehensive Defense for Theft Crimes in Wisconsin  

Property crimes (including theft) can carry severe penalties including prison sentences and huge fines. If you have been charged or might be charged with a property or theft crime, you need a Milwaukee theft attorney who will provide you with an aggressive defense.

Whether you are accused of shoplifting or are facing embezzlement charges, our property crime lawyers will ensure that you get the best defense possible.

Understanding Grand Theft Charges in Wisconsin

According to Wisconsin Statutes § 943.20, the crime of grand theft is known as theft by the value of property stolen. The definition of grand theft in Wisconsin is the theft of property with a value of $2,500 or more.

Theft is a criminal offense in which one person takes or uses someone else's property without their permission and with the intent to deprive them of that property. In Wisconsin, the severity of the charge and the potential penalties depend on the value of the property stolen.

  • If the value of the stolen property is less than $2,500, the crime is considered a misdemeanor, and the penalties may include up to 9 months in jail, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
  • If the value of the stolen property is $2,500 or more, the crime is considered a felony, and the penalties may include imprisonment for up to 10 years, a fine of up to $25,000, or both.

It's important to note that the penalties for grand theft in Wisconsin may also be influenced by other factors, such as whether the offender has any prior criminal history or if the theft involved any aggravating factors such as the use of a weapon or violence. If you are facing charges of grand theft in Wisconsin, it's essential to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options. 

Contact Our Milwaukee Theft Attorney Today

We are sensitive to the unique family and employment situations that are often involved in theft and property crime accusations and we always keep in mind each client's individual circumstances. Our Milwaukee theft lawyers tailor each client's defense to meet their individual goals and provide each client with the information they need to make the best decisions regarding their case. We will work aggressively to get the charges dropped or reduced your sentence minimized, or fines reduced. 

If you've been charged with a property crime, contact the experienced Milwaukee theft attorneys today at Ritter Law Office, LLP at (414) 441-4321 to schedule your free consultation!


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