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Knoxville Theft & Fraud Defense Lawyers

Tennessee Theft/Fraud Laws

Theft takes many forms and can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the property stolen. Additionally, theft can be classified as a violent crime if violence, the threat of violence, or a weapon was used during the theft. Other forms of theft include white collar crimes such as embezzlement and fraud; burglary, which involves breaking and entering to commit theft; and robbery, in which theft is committed through force.

Classifying Theft Offenses in Tennessee

Theft crime classifications include:

  • Class A Misdemeanor – when the stolen property is valued $500 or less
  • Class E Felony – when the stolen property is valued between $500 and $1000
  • Class D Felony – when the stolen property is valued between $1,000 and $10,000
  • Class C Felony – when the stolen property is valued between $10,00 and $60,000
  • Class B felony – When the stolen property is valued more than $60,000

What are the Penalties for Theft Crimes in Tennessee?

The most common kind of felony theft is robbery, mugging (robbery in a public place), & carjacking, which is the taking of valuables through force or violent means. Due to its violent nature, robbery sentences are typically 3 - 15 years in jail.

Through the years we have further classified theft crimes into many different types of offenses, all of which have their own laws and penalties. The severity of charges and penalties for a theft crime will vary depending on the amount of property involved and whether force was used.

We offer free initial consultations. Contact us today at (865) 544-2010 to request an appointment.

What is Considered Fraud?

Fraud takes place when someone uses falsified information for financial or personal gain. These charges are taken very seriously in Tennessee, and if you have been accused you should enlist skilled legal representation as soon as possible.

Types of Fraud Crimes in Tennessee

At Eldridge and Cravens, PC, we defend clients from all types of fraud charges, including:

  • Credit card fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Forgery

Never assume that your case is over before it begins. No matter how damning the evidence against you may seem, there always new details that you and your defense attorney can investigate together to determine the best possible outcome.

Contact Our Knoxville Theft & Fraud Lawyer Today

Defending yourself from a theft charge often involves determining the true value of the allegedly stolen property, reviewing witness testimony, and re-examining the evidence against you. Our entire legal team works collaboratively in this process.

At Eldridge and Cravens, PC, our Knoxville theft and fraud lawyers stand by clients through every step of their case. With diligent investigation and aggressive litigation, it is possible to dismiss or minimize the charges against you.

Ready to discuss your case? Schedule a free consultation with our Knoxville theft and fraud defense attorneys today by calling (865) 544-2010 or contacting us online.

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