In Kentucky, theft of property valued in excess of $500 is a class D felony carrying a potential prison sentence of up to five years. If the property stolen exceeds a value of $10,000, the crime may be charged as a class C felony carrying a punishment of up to 10 years in prison. It is important if you have been charged, or even if you are just a suspect in a theft crime, that you employ knowledgeable, experienced counsel to help guide you as your case unfolds. Having competent counsel in your corner can make all the difference in resolving your case favorably.
Consequences Of A Theft Conviction
In addition to court-mandated penalties, a person convicted of theft may also experience serious collateral (other) consequences. A Kentucky theft conviction may result in the loss of college scholarships or the ability to seek admission to a higher learning institution. A conviction may also impact one’s ability to maintain or seek employment and may result in negative action to a professional license (e.g. nursing).
Why Hire An Attorney Immediately?
It is important to act quickly in order to gather and preserve favorable evidence. Key evidence (faces, dates, events, and conversations) fades from memory over time. Certain witnesses need to be interviewed as soon as possible. Key evidence (faces, dates, events, and conversations) fades from memory over time. Also, video recordings and other evidence may be destroyed. Therefore, it is critical to begin an investigation as soon as possible to ensure valuable evidence is not lost. Success or failure in any criminal case may be determined in the decisions of the defendant and his or her Kentucky Criminal Attorney in only a few hours or days after an arrest is made.
In addition to the outstanding counsel that you will receive from Cornett Law Office, when you choose to work with our firm, you will also be provided with a free, in-person consultation with an attorney. This will assist us in determining the best course of legal action to take in your criminal defense case. For more information about how Cornett Law Office can help you, schedule your consultation today!