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 NWA theft 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 Norwood & 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 Northwest Arkansas theft crime 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 Northwest Arkansas theft lawyers 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)
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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 Northwest Arkansas theft crime 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 Northwest Arkansas theft attorneys today if you are charged with:
- Residential Burglary
- Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
- Theft by Receiving
- Hot Checks
Theft of Property Arkansas
Theft is the unlawful taking and carrying away of another person’s property without their consent. Several offenses 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
Arkansas Classification & Penalization of Theft Crimes
Each state has its 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.
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
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
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
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