Arrested for Theft in Wisconsin?

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The crime of Theft in Wisconsin can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the item they say you stole, and has similar penalties to retail theft/shoplifting. The elements of a theft charge are one who

  • Intentionally takes and carries away, uses, transfers, conceals or retains possession of movable property of another
  • By virtue of his office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, having custody of money or of a negotiable security, instrument, paper, or other negotiable writing of another, intentionally uses, transfers, conceals, or retains possession of such money, security, instrument, paper or writing
  • Having a legal interest in movable property intentionally takes such property out of the possession of a pledgee or other person having a superior right of possession
  • Obtains title to property of another person by intentionally deceiving the person with a false representation which is known to be false, made with intent to defraud, and which does defraud the person to which it was made
  • Intentionally fails to return any personal property which is in his or her possession or under his or her control by virtue of a written lease or written rental agreement after the written lease or rental agreement has expired
  • Without consent
  • With the intention of depriving them of it’s possession permanently

Wisconsin Theft Penalties

Value of PropertyMaximum Penalty
Less than $2,5009 months in jail and a $10,0000 fine (Misdemeanor)
From $2,500 to $5,0003 years and 6 months in prison and a $10,000 fine (Felony)
From $5,000 to $10,0006 years in prison and a fine of $10,000
Greater than $10,00010 years prison and a $25,000 fine

Consultation on Theft Charges

If you are facing a charge of theft in Wisconsin, and want to know what you can do to defend and protect your rights, call me now for a criminal defense legal consultation. I’ll explain the charges, likely penalties, and review your case to see what your options might be for fighting the charges if that’s the smart move. There’s no charge for my initial advice, so you have nothing to lose. Call me now to talk about the case over the phone or to set up a meeting in my Milwaukee office. (888) 828-6041

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