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Northwest Arkansas Theft Lawyers

Effective & Personalized Defense in Washington County & Benton County

If you are facing a theft charge, you need to understand that a conviction can result in a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of no more than $2,500 if it is a misdemeanor. If your theft charge is a felony you could face a lengthy prison sentence. You should take any theft charge seriously and hire an experienced attorney as quickly as possible.

If you don’t know what steps to take next, Attorney Doug Norwood and his legal team know what to do. They have helped over 35,000 people get great results. This includes well over a thousand people facing theft charges get their case dismissed, help them obtain not-guilty verdicts, stay out of jail, keep theft charges off their record or keep punishment as low as possible. Doug is a former prosecutor with 30 years of theft defense experience and the Norwoood & Norwood, P.A. team has nearly 100 years of collective experience to help you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. This has earned us hundreds of 5 star reviews and the people of Northwest Arkansas have voted us Best of NWA Criminal Lawyer, NWA Democrat-Gazette.

It is important to get an experienced attorney and plead not guilty. If you hire us to help you, you do not have to go to your first court appearance, unless it is a felony theft charge.

Our firm will use our decades of experience to fight to:

  • Get your theft charges dismissed
  • Keep your record clean
  • Keep you out of jail/prison
  • Keep you from going to court
  • Keep your fines low
  • Keep you off probation

Small Sample of Some of Our Theft Case Results

  • DISMISSED: Shoplifting(State v T.C)
  • DISMISSED: Theft by Receiving(State v M.B.)
  • DISMISSED: Forgery(State v C.M.)
  • DISMISSED: Fraud Use of Credit Card(State v E.N.)
  • DISMISSED: Residential Burglary(State v J.T.)
  • NOT GUILTY: Shoplifting(State v C.G)
  • Check out more theft case results below or by clicking here.

If you have been accused of committing a theft offense, you can expect to face serious criminal prosecution. The NWA theft attorneys at Norwood & Norwood, P.A. are here to protect you and fight for your rights and freedom. Our experienced criminal defense team has obtained thousands of case dismissals, and we are confident we can fight towards a great result in your case. When you schedule a free visit, we will present our reasonable fees and affordable payment plans, which include a low down payment (Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted), and discuss your available legal options.

We have hundreds of five-star reviews. Check out our many client reviews to learn how we fight for our clients.

For aggressive legal help from criminal defense lawyers you can trust, call (479) 235-4600 now and request a free office visit. We have offices in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers or Springdale.

Consult with our experienced legal team today if you are charged with:

  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Forgery
  • Residential Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
  • Theft by Receiving
  • Hot Checks

Understanding Theft Charges in AR

Theft is the unlawful taking and carrying away of another person’s property without their consent. There are several offenses that fall under the category of theft, including larceny, burglary, shoplifting, robbery, fraud, embezzlement, and possessing or receiving stolen property.

In Arkansas, you can be charged for theft if you knowingly:

  • Took someone else’s property with the intent of depriving them of it
  • Exercised control over someone else’s property without authorization
  • Made a transfer of a property interest without permission
  • Took someone else’s property by threat or deception

Specific Theft Offenses in Arkansas

Arkansas law identifies several specific theft crimes, including:

  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Theft of scrap materials
  • Theft of rented or leased property
  • Theft by receiving
  • Theft of mislaid or lost property
  • Theft of recyclable materials
  • Theft of motor fuel
  • Theft of services
  • Unauthorized use of vehicles

Classification & Penalization of Theft Crimes

Each state has its own way of categorizing theft offenses, which helps determine the penalties for convictions. In Arkansas, the classification system is usually based on the value of the property or services taken.

The classes and penalties for theft include:

  • Class A misdemeanor theft – up to 1 year in prison and a maximum $2,500 fine
  • Class D felony theft – up to 6 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class C felony theft – 3 to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class B felony theft – 5 to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000

In some cases, the classification and punishment of theft are determined by more than the value of the stolen goods. Other factors considered include the type of goods that were taken or if the offense involved a serious threat.

Mount a Strong Defense Against Your Charges

If you have been charged and arrested for theft, it is not the end of the road. There is hope with a skilled criminal defense firm on your side. At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we have what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. No matter what type of charges you are facing, our Northwest Arkansas theft lawyers have the knowledge and resources to fight for you and build an effective defense plan.

Contact us today to schedule a free office visit. We are available to answer your call 24 hours a day.

Theft Case Results

We Can Help You Achieve a Great Outcome

  • Theft of Property Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Dismissed
  • Theft by Receiving Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Dismissed
  • Theft of Services Dismissed
  • Fraud Use of Credit Card Dismissed
  • Theft Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Not Guilty
  • Theft by Deception Dismissed
  • Hot Checks Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Dismissed
  • Commercial Burglary Dismissed
  • Theft by Receiving Dismissed
  • Financial Identity Fraud Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Dismissed
  • Forgery Dismissed
  • Theft Dismissed
  • Commercial Burglary Dismissed
  • Hot Checks Dismissed
  • Hot Check Dismissed
  • Theft By Receiving Kept Off Record
  • Theft Kept Off Record
  • Hot Check Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Kept Off Record
  • Theft of Services Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Dismissed
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Opinions that Matter

Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews
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  • “FELONY CASE DISMISSED! I was charged with Possession of a Firearm, Theft by Receiving and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia....The attorneys were able to prove my case to the Prosecutor and as a result all 3 charges were DISMISSED!!!!”

    - Jack
  • “Norwood and Norwood was able to get my residential burglary and assault charges nolle prossed.”

    - Clint
  • “They were a Godsend! I was charged with theft of property and they got my charge completely dropped. I was going through tough times with my health and family, but they took care of me and everything. I cannot thank them enough!”

    - Mike
  • “Theft and 4 Ftas DROPPED! I hired Norwood and Norwood to help my brother who was incarcerated with the possibility of early release. Norwood got his warrant for FTA lifted immediately and he had a Theft and 4 Ftas all dismissed.”

    - Kerry
  • “GREAT ATTORNEY MY THEFT CASE WILL BE DISMISSED!!! was great! Everyone was very friendly and cared. I was in serious trouble and I am so happy I came to Norwood. No jail. Low fine. If no further trouble my case will be dismissed!”

    - Jules
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  • Nearly 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • More than 25,000 Charges Won or Dismissed
  • Highly Respected by Peers, Judges and Clients
  • Former Prosecutors Who Understand Both Sides of the Law
  • Affordable Payment Plans
  • Your First Visit is Absolutely Free

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