Theft convictions can have serious consequences. Though they are one of the most common criminal charges in Oregon, a theft conviction can have a serious impact on a person’s ability to gain or maintain employment, and in certain circumstances can result in lengthy prison terms. If you are charged with a theft charge in Oregon it is critical to discuss your case with an experienced criminal attorney who can inform you of all the potential consequences and defenses available to you.
Many theft charges can be dismissed or reduced with the help of a qualified criminal attorney. If you or someone you know has been charged with a theft crime, contact Anfuso Law, P.C. for a FREE consultation today: 503-946-3646
Penalties for Theft
The penalties for theft depend on the monetary value of the property at issue as well as the particular facts of the case. For example, stealing a gallon of milk would be a class C misdemeanor, however selling that same gallon of milk is a felony.
- Theft III: Theft of property of some value but valued less than $100;
- Theft II: Theft of property having a value in excess of $100;
- Theft I: Theft of property having a value in excess of $1000 or knowing sale of stolen property;
- Aggravated Theft: Theft of property in excess of $10,000.
Oregon laws regarding theft can be very complicated. The penalties for theft can range from probation to prison depending on your criminal record. Under Ballot Measure 57, a person can have no prior criminal history and still be facing a potential prison term upon first conviction. If you are charged with a theft crime it is critical that you speak to an experienced criminal attorney who is well versed in Oregon theft laws. Call Anfuso Law, P.C. for a FREE consultation today: 503-946-3646
Theft and related crimes covered by Ballot Measure 57 include:
Aggravated theft in the first degree under ORS 164.057, burglary in the first degree under ORS164.225, robbery in the third degree under ORS 164.395, identity theft under ORS 165.800 or aggravated identity theft under ORS 165.803, Theft in the first degree under ORS 164.055, unauthorized use of a vehicle under ORS 164.135, mail theft or receipt of stolen mail under ORS 164.162, burglary in the second degree under ORS 164.215, criminal mischief in the first degree under ORS 164.365, computer crime under ORS 164.377, forgery in the first degree under ORS 165.013, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree under ORS 165.022, fraudulent use of a credit card under ORS 165.055 (4)(b), possession of a stolen vehicle under ORS 819.300 or trafficking in stolen vehicles under ORS 819.310
Anfuso Law, P.C. provides Theft defense and Theft attorney services for Portland OR, Clackamas, Oregon City, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Beaverton.