Types of Theft According to Michigan Law
According to MPC §750.529, armed robbery is the act of stealing from another while using a deadly weapon, or causing victims to believe that you are in possession of a dangerous weapon. This is a felony crime that carries up to life imprisonment for conviction.
The crime of burglary in the state of Michigan involves breaking and entering into a building, vehicle, or other structure with the intent to commit a crime. The crime that was intended to be committed does not necessarily have to be theft.
The crime of embezzlement involves taking funds from an account that has been entrusted to you for purposes other than those specified for the use of the account. According to MPC §750.174, you could face serious penalties for a conviction, depending on the specifics of your charge.
According to MPC §445.65, identity theft is illegal, and involves impersonating another for the purpose of committing an unlawful act, obtain credit, obtain confidential information, and many other acts. Depending on the specifics of your charge, you could face extremely harsh penalties.
Receiving Stolen Property
According to MPC §750.535, receiving stolen property can be an extremely serious offense. If you are charged with receiving stolen property valued at $20,000 or more, then you will face felony charges that carry up to ten years in prison, and fines of three times the value of the received property.
According to MPC §750.356d, retail fraud is a shoplifting crime that encompasses many different crimes such as misrepresenting the price of an item, or stealing an item. Depending on various circumstances of your charge, you could face several months in jail, and thousands of dollars in fines for conviction.
Need a Lawyer for a Theft Case in Macomb County?
As you can see, there are many different criminal offenses that you could be charged with related to theft crimes; and the penalties that you could face for conviction can be extremely harsh and long-lasting. It is important that you have skilled representation on your side if you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime, and I can provide you with the representation that you need. Contact a Macomb County criminal defense lawyer from my firm today to discuss your criminal charges and how I can help you!