Grand Theft

Columbus and Delaware, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney

The consequences for stealing property in Ohio can be quite severe and involve thousands of dollars in fines and prison. If you have been charged with grand theft in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced Columbus and Delaware, Ohio criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your grand theft case.

A conviction for grand theft can significantly impact not only your freedom, but also your future ability to secure employment. A background check will reveal a conviction for grand theft and potential employers will view you as a dishonest person. Hiring an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney can mean the different between this charge following you for the rest of your life and a much more favorable outcome.

Grand Theft in Ohio

Grand theft, pursuant to 2913.02, is knowingly depriving the owner of property or services by obtaining or exerting control over the property or services in one of the following ways:

  • Without the permission or consent of the owner or person authorized to give permission or consent;
  • Beyond the scope of the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent; or
  • By deception, threat or intimidation.

This action is considered grand theft when the value of the property or services stolen is between $7500 – $150,000. In addition, there are separate situations where a grand theft may be charged. This may occur when:

  • The property stolen is a firearm or dangerous ordinance; or
  • The property stolen is a motor vehicle.

Grand theft is a 4th degree felony, which carries a sentence of 6 months – 3 years and fine of up to $5000. However, if the property stolen was a firearm or motor vehicle, the offense is a 3rd degree felony, which carries 9 months – 3 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Columbus and Delaware, Ohio Theft Attorney

The consequences for stealing property in Ohio can be quite severe and involve thousands of dollars in fines and prison. If you have been charged with grand theft in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced Columbus and Delaware, Ohio theft attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your grand theft case. For further information, consult Johnson Legal, LLC’s Theft Offenses Blog.