Nampa Theft Crime Attorney

Shoplifting, Robbery & Other Theft Crime Charges

Man breaking into a car - theft vs grand theft

Have you been arrested for shoplifting? Are you under investigation for identity theft? Have you been called in for questioning regarding a robbery? If you are facing theft allegations or charges, you must move quickly to protect your constitutional rights. This is best accomplished with a theft attorney who knows the ins and outs of state and federal theft laws.

Govia Law PC. provides experienced, aggressive counsel for theft-related charges across Southwest Idaho. Our Nampa theft crime lawyer understands what it takes to defend a client against allegations of this kind, and we use our resources and knowledge to protect our clients’ interests if they are arrested, at their bail hearings, and during every stage or phase of their cases.

Find out what our firm can do to help you by calling (208) 502-5006 for a free consultation.

Grand Theft Idaho

According to Idaho state law (§18-2407), someone can be charged with grand theft if:

  • The stolen property is worth $1,000 or more
  • The stolen property is a firearm or a public record
  • The stolen property is livestock worth $150 or more
  • The property was extorted
  • Multiple thefts exceed $1,000 in total value

Grand Theft vs. Petit Theft

In Idaho, theft crimes are typically classified as grand theft or petit theft, depending on the value of property involved. Petit theft is charged as a misdemeanor punishable by:

  • Up to 1 year in county jail
  • A fine of up to $1,000
  • Victim restitution.

Grand theft, on the other hand, is charged as a felony and therefore has harsher penalties including:

  • 1 to 20 years in prison
  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • Repayment for the stolen items or property

The prosecuting attorney may pursue felony charges for theft if you allegedly:

  • Threatened another person with injury, property damage, or other harm.
  • Took property valued at over $1,000.
  • Took the property off another’s person.
  • Used extortion to obtain the property.
  • Took a check, bank note, account number, credit card, or debit card.
  • Took a public record or instrument filed by a public officer or servant.
  • Took a firearm.
  • Took an animal valued at over $150.
  • Committed several acts of theft as part of one common scheme, and the aggregate value exceeded $1,000.
  • Committed three acts of theft within three days, and the total value of property was over $50.

If you are ready to see how a Nampa theft crime attorney can protect your rights, call us at (208) 502-5006.

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