Bradshaw was accused of theft from Walmart in Fridley, Minnesota. Officers were called to Walmart on a shoplifting accusation. Officers found her in the restroom. They found the stolen item inside her backpack with the packing inside the garbage in the restroom. Bradshaw was arrested and transported to the Anoka county jail. Officers then asked her whether she had any weapons on her. She said no and was frisked and then later searched again at the jail. She was asked a third time if she had any weapons or contraband at the jail and Bradshaw said she didn’t have anything on her. After another search, a knife was found in private parts. The knife was still in its packaging. Bradshaw then claimed that it was for her own protection. Introducing a weapon into a jail is a felony charge in Minnesota. She may face up to ten years in prison for bringing the contraband into the jail.
Penalties for theft in Minnesota?
Petty theft occurs when the property stolen is $500 or less. The sentence for petty theft is up to 90 days in jail and/or $1,000. If the property is valued between $500 to $1,000, it is a gross misdemeanor. The penalty for a gross misdemeanor is up to one year in jail and/or $3,000. If the property is between $1,000 to $5,000, the penalty may be up to five years of prison and/or a fine up to $10.000. Theft may include: theft of a Schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance, theft when the value of the property or services stolen is more than $500 but not more than $1,000, and the person has a conviction of a similar offense within the preceding five years, either in Minnesota or elsewhere, or the property stolen is not worth more than $1,000, and is taken from a corpse, grave, or coffin; or is a public or court record; is taken during a riot or disaster, etc. See Minnesota Statue 609.52 Subd. 3(3). for a full list of offenses. If the theft is more than 5,000, the penalty is up to 10 years in prison and/or up to $20,000. Contact a Fridley Criminal Defense Attorney to fight the charges.
Bradshaw will need an experienced Anoka County criminal defense attorney to advocate and fight the charges against her. Minnesota statute 243.55 states that “any person who brings, sends, or in any manner causes to be introduced into any state correctional facility or state hospital, or within or upon the grounds belonging to or land or controlled by any such facility or hospital, or is found in possession of any controlled substance as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 4, or any firearms, weapons or explosives of any kind, without the consent of the chief executive officer thereof, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, punished by imprisonment for a term of not more than ten years. If you have been charged with bringing in a weapon, explosives, or controlled substances into a state facility, contact Keller Law Offices today. The charges are serious and the penalties are high. Do not wait until court to hire an attorney. You should consult with an attorney immediately if you have been charged with theft or with introducing a weapon into a jail.
If you have been charged with theft, contact Keller law Offices. A Fridley Defense attorney be able to view to evidence and see if the proper procedures were followed. An Anoka County Defense Attorney may be able to challenge the evidence in your case. An Anoka defense attorney may also challenge the constitutionally of the statute and the laws in the state. Max Keller is a criminal attorney in Anoka County, Minnesota. Keller Law Offices offers free consultations. Call 952-913-1421 to talk with a criminal attorney licensed in Minnesota. Max Keller has handled many theft cases, the attorneys at Keller Law Offices have also had theft cases dismissed before trial. Max Keller will fight for you and will meet with you for free. Please visit the firm’s website at kellerlawoffices.com. Max Keller will listen to the whole story and will make sure he knows all of the details about your case. Keller Law Offices is conveniently located downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Keller Law Offices also has a second office located in St. Paul, Minnesota.