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Chattanooga Theft & Burglary Lawyers

Theft and Burglary Are Serious Charges in Tennessee

Having a conviction for any type of theft on your record may affect your ability to enroll in college, get a job or maintain a professional license. Burglary charges are much more serious and may send you to prison if you are convicted. If you are facing theft or burglary charges, contact an attorney today.

Leonard M. Caputo, P.C., Attorneys at Law, provides aggressive defense against theft and burglary charges. We understand that your freedom may be at stake and will work hard to protect it. For a free consultation with a Chattanooga theft and burglary attorney, please call 423-771-9956 or 800-783-4240, or contact us online.

Crimes Against Property and People

Theft is the unlawful taking of another's property or the use of deceit to obtain property or services. Depending on the value of goods stolen, theft may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Shoplifting less than $500 worth of goods is a misdemeanor, while stealing more than $60,000 of goods or services is a class B felony, punishable by eight to 30 years in prison.

Theft crimes may include charges such as:

  • Auto theft
  • Petty or grand larceny
  • Stealing scrap metal from yards
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card theft

Burglary is a felony that involves entering or remaining unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a felony, theft or assault. Penalties are increased if the offender threatens to harm or causes harm to another party, is armed with deadly weapon or invades a home. Home invasion is considered a violent crime and will be prosecuted aggressively. If you were charged with home invasion or any type of burglary offense, you should consult with a lawyer.

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To schedule your free consultation, please call 423-771-9956 or 800-783-4240.

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801 Broad Street, Suite 520
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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