Theft Crimes


There are many forms of theft, all of which carry different levels of penalties in a conviction. These include crimes such as shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, embezzlement, robbery, burglary, carjacking, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, receiving stolen property as well as many other misdemeanor and felonies.

If you are accused of committing any crime of theft, the penalties that the court could impose upon you could be life-changing. Your first action after an arrest is to get into immediate contact with a top quality Norwalk criminal attorney so your rights as a defendant can be protected. With a 10/10 Superb Rating from Avvo, you can be fully confident that your case will be defended by a well-respected lawyer.


When the value of the item is $950 or less, charges of petty theft will likely be filed. The penalties imposed in a conviction for petty theft, such as shoplifting, in the case of a defendant with no prior criminal history of shoplifting or other theft crime, will be up to 6 months in jail and a fine as high as $1,000.

With the immediate intervention of our theft crime lawyer at Gibbons & Gibbons, it may be possible to have the charges reduced to an infraction, or have the charges dismissed altogether, based upon the facts and the situation. What is most urgent is to get us working with you and seeking out any possible advantage as early as possible. We have more than 60 years of shared legal experience and have represented more than 3,000 people over our years practicing criminal law. We are a family-owned practice, and we treat all of our clients with the respect and care we would for our own family members.

Call now for a case evaluation. Your freedom could depend upon the early defense actions.


The penalties that could be imposed in a conviction include the following:

  • Misdemeanor Charges - Up to one year in county jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines
  • Felony Charges - Up to three years in county jail and/or up to $10,000 in fines

As seasoned trial lawyers, we are highly skilled and confident in our ability to develop a well-crafted case for your defense. Our firm takes on only criminal cases, and this area of law is the sole focus of everything that we do. We urge you to connect with us immediately if you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony theft crime - our firm is ready to move into action immediately.

Please contact us today for a fast response.

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