Minnesota Theft Crime Lawyer
Theft crimes can include many different types of accusations. This runs the gamut from misdemeanor shoplifting of $25 to federal felony embezzlement, and white collar crime. Keller Law Offices has defended them all. Theft crimes carry serious consequences. These include a conviction for a crime of dishonesty, which can prevent future employment. Other consequences include long jail or prison terms. Perhaps most importantly, a person convicted of theft will also be ordered to pay the money back to the victim, whether it is a person or a company. This is called “restitution.” A restitution Order as part of a criminal sentence can go on for years. Maybe the entire length of probation, which could be 20 years or more. Even then, if the money still isn’t paid, the restitution debt can be converted to a civil judgment.
Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer
Luckily, there is good news. Some counties now have diversion programs for first-time offenders, including cases of Hennepin County felony theft. In Hennepin County, this diversion is called Operation De Novo. If you get into a diversion program, you do not have to plead guilty to anything, and you get no criminal conviction. If your case is not eligible for a diversion program, there are other things the skilled Minnesota criminal defense lawyers at Keller Law Offices can do to help you. It may be possible to reduce your case to a petty misdemeanor, which is not a “crime” under Minnesota law. It may also be possible to get you a Stay of Adjudication, which means you enter a guilty plea, but it is not accepted by the judge. When you successfully complete probation, then the charge is dismissed and the case closed. Thus, you have no criminal conviction. There are many other things that a skilled Minnesota criminal lawyer can do to help preserve your record, your job, and your life, and keep you out of prison.
If you face theft crime charges, contact Minneapolis-St. Paul criminal defense lawyer Max Keller. We accept credit cards, offer free initial consultations and have convenient west and east metro locations.
We are available 24 hours a day to current and prospective clients. Call us to speak with experienced Minneapolis theft crimes attorney Max Keller. Contact him at (952) 913-1421.