Category Archives: Theft Crimes


Acts of Theft Covered by Minnesota Law
Acts of Theft Covered by Minnesota Law
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Traditionally, residents of Ely, Minnesota have tapped the city maple trees to harvest syrup for themselves and for friends. Recently, however, a team of out-of-towners have been tapping the trees without permission – allegedly for commercial gain – and some residents are fed up.

How fed up?

 

So much so that they wanted the city council to impose a $2,000 fee for out-of-town tappers.

The council did not approve that proposal, and police have decided not to press


Accused of Theft in Minnesota? Potential Defenses You Can Use
Accused of Theft in Minnesota? Potential Defenses You Can Use
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Theft crimes in Minnesota encompass a broad variety and extent of offenses, ranging from shoplifting petty merchandise to stealing cars or embezzling millions of dollars in corporate funds. The severity of sentencing depends upon the crime, but theft convictions leave a permanent criminal record that can compromise employment, housing, licensing, loans, and more.

 

If you have been accused of a theft crime, it is imperative that you seek skilled legal representation as early as possible in order to


Misdemeanor vs. Felony Theft: What’s the Difference?
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Theft: What’s the Difference?
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You probably know that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies. And that (not surprisingly) felonies tend to come with more severe penalties. So it would stand to reason that there would be a pretty big difference in what someone does to get charged with a misdemeanor versus a felony.

 

In most cases this is true – but not always. Many crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense, and for some crimes the line between


So You Were Caught Shoplifting
So You Were Caught Shoplifting
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Shoplifting is often regarded as a minor crime with few repercussions. It’s seen as something that teens do and grow out of, and most view it as something that can be solved by returning stolen merchandise to a store and apologizing.

 

However, under Minnesota law, thefts are considered a serious offense that can lead to hefty fines and possible jail time. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), more than 10 million people have been caught shoplifting


Understanding Your Minnesota Theft Charge
Understanding Your Minnesota Theft Charge
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There are a number of reasons why someone may commit a theft crime. You don’t have enough money. It’s so easy. You get a thrill out of it. You have no other option.

 

And then there are those who may find themselves charged or under investigation even though they are completely innocent. Whatever your circumstances are, though, theft is a crime that Minnesota takes very seriously, so you need to do the same.

 

The first step is


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