Knoxville Theft Crime Lawyer
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 24 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:
- 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
- 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 TN
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 services 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:
- Class A Misdemeanor if the value of the property or services obtained is one thousand ($1,000) or less
- Class E Felony if the value of the property or services obtained is more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) but less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500)
- Class D Felony if the value of the property or services obtained is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or more but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000)
- Class C Felony if the value of the property or services obtained is ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more but less than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000)
- Class B Felony if the value of the property or services obtained is $60,000 or more but less than $250,000.
- Class A felony if the value of the property or services obtained is two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or more
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 24 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!
From consultation to "case dismissed", Mr Kurtz was the epitome of professionalism and respect. Thank you.- Scott P.
He was always willing to take a call when we had any questions or concerns and he was always very professional and knowledgeable about our case and kept us updated.- Donna K.
He listened to our legal issues without judgment and offered me hope without 'fluff'. He is straightforward and very knowledgeable. When I had questions he responded quickly. Not only did I like the way he ran his business, but we also got great results!- Brandi R.
Very sweet and professional and I highly recommend him. His secretary is super kind as well. Good results. And amazing representation.- M.E.
Just recently had the pleasure of having Mr. Kurtz work on my rather tricky case. It was resolved with minimum issues or setbacks to my personal life and I could not be more grateful for this gentleman.- Seth J.
I am grateful for his dedication, determination, and perseverance. I always felt that he was accessible and never judgemental or dismissive.- Maripat R.
Would recommend him to anyone having legal issues in Knoxville- Shane C.
He handled my legal matter quickly, professionally, and to a totally successful conclusion. Additionally, he demonstrated superb listening skills, answering each of my questions directly, and with exacting attention to the details of my case.- Mike F.