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Knoxville Theft Crime Defense Attorney

Accused of a theft-related crime?

If you have been accused of a theft-related crime, a conviction could lead to imprisonment, fines, a permanent criminal record, not to mention a ruined reputation and even possibly a destroyed career. Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law has 18 years of experience defending all levels of state and federal crimes, including death penalty cases, and he welcomes the opportunity to defend you!

Whether you are being accused of shoplifting, robbery, burglary, or embezzlement, we have the investigative skills, courtroom presence, and professional contacts and resources you need to build a solid defense.

Advantages of working with our firm:

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  • We offer FREE case evaluations
  • We practice state and federal defense
  • We are ON YOUR SIDE and will fight hard to WIN

Theft of Property vs. Theft of Services

Under T.C.A. § 39-14-103, Tennessee divides theft into "theft of property" and "theft of services." Theft of property would be depriving an owner of their property, whereas theft of property is intentionally obtaining services by deception, fraud, coercion, false pretense, or by another means to avoid payment of services.

In Tennessee, "theft" includes false pretenses, larceny, fraudulent conversion, receiving stolen property, and embezzlement.

Is theft a misdemeanor or felony?

Theft is prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of goods or services unlawfully obtained; for example:

  1. $500 or less – Class A misdemeanor
  2. $500 or more, but less than $1,000 – Class E felony
  3. $1,000 or more, but less than $10,000 – Class D felony
  4. $10,000 or more, but less than $60,000 – Class C felony
  5. $60,000 or more – Class B felony

The penalties for a Class A misdemeanor include not more than 11 months and 29 days in jail, or a fine not to exceed $2,500, or both.

The penalties for a Class E felony through a Class B felony range from 1 to 30 years in prison, and a fine ranging from a maximum of $3,000 to a maximum of $25,000.

Want to fight your charges? Call us today!

As a Knoxville criminal defense lawyer with 18 years of experience defending all levels of theft crimes, Attorney Kurtz knows that innocent people can be accused of virtually any theft-related offense. Sometimes, even a simple misunderstanding can turn into serious criminal charges, and a tragic conviction.

Regardless of the facts of your case, you should be represented by a skilled defense lawyer who will act as your tireless advocate during the criminal process. In an era when false or coerced confessions and mistaken eyewitness testimony lead to wrongful convictions, you simply cannot afford to forgo a strong defense!

To learn more about our services and how we can help you, call our office as soon as possible to schedule your free case evaluation. We are on your side and we will fight hard for a highly favorable case result!


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