Theft Charges



In Missouri, the seriousness for theft offenses varies according to the amount stolen as well as prior convictions. The method of theft can also play a role in how a suspect is charged.

Theft is the unlawful acquisition of goods or services and is often used to generically describe other theft related crimes, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Misdemeanor Theft (under $500)
  • Felony Theft ($500 or more)
  • Check forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Auto theft
  • Receiving stolen vehicles
  • Check kiting
  • Robbery
  • Burglary

A conviction for any type of theft crime may adversely affect current and/or future employment. For more serious offenses, a conviction could mean potential prison time. It is critical that you avoid a conviction of a theft crime, regardless of the seriousness.

St. Charles county criminal defense attorney Mike Watkins has years of experience in defending people charged misdemeanor theft and felony theft crimes.

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