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Will I go to Jail for Petty Theft?
In Tennessee, you can face several penalties, including jail time, even for petty theft which is the lowest level of theft. Petty theft is a Class A misdemeanor and punishable by:
Penalties for Theft of Property in Tennessee
Theft can be committed in different ways, through fraud or deception, without the owner’s knowledge, or by force or violence. The specific circumstances surrounding a theft crime will influence the classification of the crime and the penalties that may be imposed upon conviction.
A standard theft charge is based on the value of property or goods. The following penalties may apply under Tennessee Code Ann. * 39-14-105:
Theft of property/services valued at less than $1,000 is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and/or fine of up to $2,500.
Theft of property/services valued at $1,000 to less than $2,500 is a Class E felony, punishable by 1-6 years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000.
Theft of property/services valued at $2,5000 to less than $10,000 is a Class A felony, punishable by 2-12 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Theft of property/services valued at $10,000 to less than $60,000 is a Class C felony, punishable by 3-15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Theft of property/services valued at $60,000 to less than $250,000 is a Class B felony, punishable by 8-30 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
Theft of property/services valued at $250,000 or more is a Class A felony, punishable by 15-60 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
Act Now & Contact a Sevierville Theft Defense Lawyer
Meticulous preparation and aggressive courtroom representation can turn even the most seemingly hopeless theft crime case around in a defendant’s favor. With our experience in state, federal, and juvenile proceedings, our Sevierville theft defense firm is confident that we can make a difference.
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