The following guide is re-posted from the Haren Law, LLC website:
Convictions based on theft offenses can carry some harsh penalties under Ohio law. For this reason, it is imperative to consult with a criminal defense attorney at the earliest stage of the prosecution or investigation. The penalties for these crimes range include prison sentences and fines. More severe offenses can carry extended prison sentences and heavy fines. Because the penalties can be harsh, it is important to consult with an Ohio criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
The crime of theft is defined in Ohio Revised Code § 2913.02. It states that no person, with purposes to deprive the owner of property or services, shall knowingly obtain or otherwise exert control over property or services in any of the following ways:
Theft offenses can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The level of the charge will depends on the value of the property or services that were stolen.
Theft offenses will also be charged differently if the theft was from an elderly person or a disabled adult.
Theft offenses will also be charged differently is the theft is of certain types of property.
Below are the basic penalties for convictions of violent crimes in Ohio, although these basic sentences may be enhanced or amended depending on the individual circumstances of the case.
If you would like to consult a Cleveland criminal defense attorney regarding your criminal charges, you can contact Thomas G. Haren at Haren Law, LLC at (216) 503-2232.
Also, please remember this is NOT legal advice. This is provided for informational purposes only.
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