There are a number of charges that would qualify as “theft” cases. Bad checks, shoplifting, failure to return property and plain stealing are all forms of theft. In Kentucky, if the value of the item or amount stolen exceeds $500, the resulting theft charge will be a felony.
In addition to potential jail or prison time and restitution payments, as a crime of dishonesty, a theft conviction can render a defendant virtually unemployable. For this reason alone, retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney should be the highest priority for defendants in theft cases.
John Harralson has the knowledge and experience to know whether the alleged conduct is truly a theft or a matter for the civil courts. He is adept at negotiating agreed outcomes and, if need be, he can artfully present any viable defenses.