Lafayette Theft Crime Attorney
Theft crimes are among the highest degree of criminal offenses in the state of Louisiana. The prosecutors will move quickly to deliver a harsh sentence in order to prevent repeat offenses. If you or a loved one have been accused of a crime involving theft then contact The Law Office of Valex Amos, Jr. he represent clients on both Misdemeanor and Felony theft charges. Valex Amos will be able to provide efficient, intelligent, effective, and strong legal advocacy for your case.
What constitutes as Theft in Louisiana
A. Theft is the misappropriation or taking of anything of value which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations. An intent to deprive the other permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking is essential.
B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of theft when the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of one thousand five hundred dollars or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both.
(2) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five hundred dollars or more, but less than a value of one thousand five hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both.
(3) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to less than a value of five hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or may be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both. If the offender in such cases has been convicted of theft two or more times previously, upon any subsequent conviction he shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both.
C. When there has been a misappropriation or taking by a number of distinct acts of the offender, the aggregate of the amount of the misappropriations or taking shall determine the grade of the offense.
What can Mr. Amos do for you?
Valex Amos will use his 18yrs of experience to fight the state evidence in your case with the aim of finding loopholes and state law that will prove you did not have the intent to steal or commit the crime. Theft crime can have severe implications on an individual’s reputation. If a person is convicted can do serious jail time. Therefore, if you or someone you love is facing a theft charge, then you will need an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully defended and brought to favourable conclusions to hundreds of theft charges. He will assess your case and give you the best option on handling your case. Regardless of what the situation involves, Valex Amos can handle your case. Contact The Law Offices of Valex Amos, Jr. today at (337) 291-9115! Remember to win your case you need good evidence, good facts, and a very good lawyer. Valex Amos is the right choice.