Defense of Minnesota Shoplifting & Theft Charges

An arrest or citation for theft can be an embarrassing experience for you and your loved ones. Facing the court system alone is intimidating. Don’t make a bad situation worse. Contact a reputable Minnesota criminal defense attorney to educate yourself. Learn about what you can expect from the court process, what defenses you may have, and what you can do to position yourself for the very best outcome. The Balmer Law Office offers free, confidential case evaluations and is available via its 24-hour hotline: 612-326-4175.

Based in the southwest metro, the Balmer Law Office successfully defends clients in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota who are charged with all types of theft crimes.

Minnesota Theft Law

Minnesota law includes many different types of theft crimes. Generally, the laws prohibit the wrongful taking (or knowing possession) of someone else's property. The severity of offense generally depends upon the value of the property and how it was taken. Offenses can range from petty shoplifting of a pair of socks to felony-level embezzlement of public funds. The more common theft offenses are:

  • Petty theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Check fraud / issuance of dishonored check
  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Possession of counterfeit or stolen checks

There are a variety of defenses to these offenses. Contact a criminal defense attorney and educate yourself about the charges and potential defenses.

Consequences of a Conviction for Theft

In addition to jail, prison or fines, a conviction also carries serious collateral consequences. A conviction for theft — even as a misdemeanor — can result in the loss of a professional license. A conviction can also result in immigration consequences for both permanent and undocumented immigrants.

Contact the Balmer Law Office — Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been arrested, charged, or questioned about a Minnesota theft or shoplifting charge, contact the Balmer Law Office for a free, confidential case evaluation. Minneapolis criminal defense attorney David Balmer will review your case and discuss your rights and possible defenses to the charges. The Balmer Law Office is available via its 24-hour hotline: 612-326-4175.