Burglary & Theft Crimes in South Dakota
Theft is a crime committed by a person who knowingly obtains or sets out to obtain property that belongs to someone else. When charged with a theft related crime, nothing is more important than securing the defense representation of a skilled Eastern South Dakota criminal defense attorney. Regardless of the type of theft crime you have been accused of, you can trust our dedicated criminal defense team to work diligently in fighting your charges to achieve the best possible end result to your case.
What are Theft Crimes?
There are numerous types of theft crimes that an individual can be charged with. Depending on the value of property taken and the nature of the offense, you may face misdemeanor or felony charges. At the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm, we defend clients against all types of theft crimes, including, but not limited to:
- Petty Theft
- Grand Theft
- Auto theft
- Armed Robbery
- Bank Robbery
- Accepting Stolen Property
There are two categories of theft crimes, grand theft and petty theft. Grand theft involves more severe legal consequences. Punishment for theft convictions may involve jail time, restitution to the victim, fines, probation and court ordered treatment. Regardless of what type of theft charges you are facing, it is vital that you speak with a criminal attorney. One of the main questions we focus on is, "how did the police and prosecution obtain their evidence?" If the evidence was obtained during an unlawful search and seizure, we will immediately motion to suppress the evidence. Without sufficient evidence, we may be able to get your charges reduced significantly or dropped completely.