Jennifer Hampton and Chad Bambach were charged with theft in Ramsey County, Minnesota. The two stole packages from a house in the middle of the day in Roseville. The home surveillance footage led the police to Bambach and Hampton. They stole $900 in packages and the surveillance video was put online. Hampton’s relative then reported her to the police and Hampton told police that Bambach drove her to and from the home. Bambach is currently in Goodhue County jail on an unrelated charge. He told police that a pair of ice skates were amongst the packages and sold to a third party.
Theft is a a serious offense and if convicted, will go on your criminal record. 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 $20,00. Here, Hampton and Bambach stole $900 and therefore may be looking at up to one year in jail and/or $3,000.
If you have been charged with a theft, contact Keller Law Offices for a free consultation. We will be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a better offer or take your case to trial. Max Keller is an aggressive Minnesota defense attorney. Call 952-913-1421 if you have been charged with any level of theft in Minnesota. Hampton and Bambach will need to hire an attorney or apply for a public defender to fight the charges against them.
Criminal defense attorney fees vary depending on the lawyer. Keller Law Offices usually charges its clients with a flat fee. A flat fee is where there is a fixed number that covers the representation from beginning to end without any additional costs. This means that if the case gets to the trial stage, the client will not have to pay more money. Everything is included in the fee. Criminal defense attorney fees usually depend on the experience of the lawyer. Criminal defense attorney fees may also include payment plans. Keller Law Offices offers payment plans for their clients. This means that we will accept monthly payments if you are financially strained. Keller Law Offices handles all theft cases on a flat fee basis. Call Keller Law Offices today!