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Theft

Theft from a shop, theft from a person, and theft from a dwelling are all treated as theft cases. The courts will consider whether a defendant has intentionally targeted vulnerable victims, so theft from elderly or disabled people may carry a much sterner sentence.

If a theft was performed as part of a gang or ring or criminals then this is also seen as being more serious and will usually carry a higher sentence.

Considerable planning and a high level of gain from the theft will also usually lead to greater sentencing and it is the job of the prosecution, as well as the court, to determine whether this was the case. The value of property to the victim is also taken into consideration so even if an item has little financial value, if it has high sentimental value then this will be treated more seriously.

The various forms and types of theft are considered serious crimes and not only against property but against the owners of the items that are misappropriated. There are many factors taken into consideration by the courts when determining a sentence and this makes it even more important that you have suitable legal representation. Contact Freeman & Co Solicitors today to discuss your case and see how we can help.

DWELLING

Maximum when tried summarily: Level 5 fine and/or 6 months custody

Maximum when tried on indictment: 7 years custody

PERSON

Maximum when tried summarily: Level 5 fine and/or 6 months custody

Maximum when tried on indictment: 7 years custody

SHOP

Maximum when tried summarily: Level 5 fine and/or 6 months custody

Maximum when tried on indictment: 7 years custody

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