Assert Your Rights When Facing Theft Charges
Whether you are accused of stealing an automobile or shoplifting a candy bar, it is important to have an experienced Tennessee defense lawyer on your side. Even a petty theft conviction can have a lasting impact on your life, leaving you with a damaged reputation and criminal record.
At the law firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, our attorneys have significant experience handling theft defense cases for clients from the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee. As a former prosecutor, attorney Jerry H. Summers knows how prosecutors build theft cases. He also knows how to push back against the charges to assert your rights and seek a favorable outcome.
Have You Been Charged With Theft in Tennessee?
If you have been charged with committing a theft crime, you will be charged with either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the amount of goods or services alleged to have been stolen.
In Tennessee, theft of $1,000 or under is considered a misdemeanor, while theft of more than $1,000 is a felony. The criminal penalties increase depending upon the amount in question and other factors such as the defendant’s criminal background.
We provide experienced defense representation to clients charged with theft offenses such as:
- Auto theft
- White collar crimes
- Petit theft
- Grand theft
Our attorneys will explore all potential defense strategies, including claiming mistaken identity or inadvertent theft. We also challenge key elements of the prosecution’s case such as witness testimony or video surveillance evidence.
Contact a Theft Crime Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested for a theft offense in Tennessee, our defense lawyers are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today by telephone at 423-933-2738 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Chattanooga defense lawyer or complete our online form.