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What Are The Different Kinds of Theft?

You may have recently been charged with “theft,” but what exactly does this mean? Theft may seem like a self-explanatory charge, but there are many different forms of theft. Depending on what you are charged with, you could be faced with significant penalties upon conviction. As such, the attorneys of James Powderly have extensive experience helping Cape Cod defendants build a strong criminal defense strategy intended to either lower or drop charges of theft altogether.

Forms of Theft

There are many different types of theft, each of which carries its own kinds of penalties. To begin, the different forms of theft that James Powderly can help you with include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Possession of burglarious tools
  • Receiving stolen goods
  • Burglary
  • Breaking and entering
  • Leaving scene property damage
  • Malicious destruction of property

The charges listed above are not the only types of theft charges you may be faced in Cape Cod. It’s important to understand each and every aspect of your individual charge; a criminal defense attorney has the skills necessary to help explain the specifics of your potential penalties and more.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Cape Cod

If you are facing charges of theft in the Massachusetts, it is advisable to seek legal assistance as soon as possible in order to best protect your future. At James Powderly, the Cape Cod defense attorneys are prepared to consult with you about the particulars of your case. Feel free to give our Cape Cod office a call at (508) 343-0676.