Theft

Theft

Theft is a very common type of property crime in Delaware. It will also exert very serious consequences on your life if you are convicted of theft. If you have been arrested for any type of theft crime in Delaware you should speak with a skilled and experienced Delaware Theft Defense Lawyer.

Delaware Theft Laws

§ 841. Theft; class G felony; class A misdemeanor; restitution.

(a) A person is guilty of theft when the person takes, exercises control over or obtains property of another person intending to deprive that person of it or appropriate it. Theft includes the acts described in this section, as well as those described in §§ 841A-846 of this title.

(b) A person is guilty of theft if the person, in any capacity, legally receives, takes, exercises control over or obtains property of another which is the subject of theft, and fraudulently converts same to the person’s own use.

(c)(1) Except where a victim is 62 years of age or older, or an “adult who is impaired” as defined in § 3902(2) of Title 31, or a “person with a disability” as defined in § 3901(a)(2) of Title 12, theft is a class A misdemeanor unless the value of the property received, retained or disposed of is $1,500 or more, in which case it is a class G felony.

(2) Where a victim is 62 years of age or older, or an “adult who is impaired” as defined in § 3902(2) of Title 31, or a “person with a disability” as defined in § 3901(a)(2) of Title 12, theft is a class G felony unless the value of the property received, retained or disposed of is $1,500 or more, in which case it is a class F felony.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (c)(1) and (2) of this section:

a. Where the value of the property received, retained or disposed of is more than $50,000 but less than $100,000, theft is a class E felony;

b. Where the value of the property received, retained or disposed of is $100,000 or more, theft is a class C felony.

(d) Upon conviction, the sentencing judge shall require full restitution to the victim for any monetary losses suffered and shall consider the imposition of community service and/or an appropriate curfew for a minor.

Call a Delaware Theft Defense Lawyer for a free Consultation

Your life, and your future, will be negatively impacted if you are found guilty of theft in Delaware. Do not wait to contact me, Dover Delaware Theft Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman at 302-656-2528. You can also click here to email Middletown Delaware Theft Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman. I will use all of my experience and resources in an effort to have your charges dropped, dismissed or at the very least, lessened.