Washington law defines theft as the wrongful obtainment of another person’s property or services with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the owner of his or her property or services. Theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on a number of factors.

Misdemeanor Theft:

Misdemeanor theft is the unlawful obtainment of property valued at under $750. Possible penalties include the following:

  • Up to 1 year in County Jail
  • Probation
  • Expensive court fees and fines
  • Diversion program
  • Court-ordered theft counseling
  • Community Service
  • Full repayment of restitution to alleged victim

Felony Theft:

Thefts will be charged as a felony if the property unlawfully obtained is worth over $750. Possible penalties include the following:

  • Up to 5 years in jail
  • Full repayment of restitution to alleged victim
  • Community service
  • Formal probation or parole supervision
  • Mandatory court fines and fees
  • Court-ordered theft counseling

Maggie has had 15 years of experience in dealing with hundreds of cases of theft and burglary. She has the care, expertise and determination to take your case to trial and succeed, and will work tirelessly towards the best possible outcome for you.

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