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Charged with a Theft Crime? Get in Touch with Our Firm!

Whether you were caught shoplifting or using a credit card that is not your property, The Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding can provide you with the competent defense that you need in fighting off your charges. In our more than 20 years of practice, we’ve become familiar with the common reasons why a person can be compelled to commit a theft crime. We’ve represented clients who were driven by psychological illnesses, throes of desperation, and even peer pressure. No matter the reason behind your theft crime, Attorney Erik P. Kaeding represents with respect and compassion. As your Kent criminal defense attorney, you can trust that he will put his extensive experience to work for you. He is your confidant as well as your strong advocate throughout the entire legal process.

For more information on how our firm can help with your theft charges, schedule a free, confidential consultation at (253) 444-4432!

Categories of Theft Offenses in Washington

In Washington, theft is described as the wrongful taking of another individual’s property with the intent of depriving that person of the said property. The property involved can be in the form of money, services, and other valuable assets such as vehicles, art works, jewelry as well as personal information that can be used for monetary gain. There are also many types of theft crimes ranging from simple shoplifting cases to robbery, burglary, and embezzlement. Fraud charges such as insurance frauds or issuing of bad checks are also included in this statute.

Theft offenses and their appropriate punishments are categorized depending on the value of the property/properties stolen, such as:

  • Theft in the Third Degree or Gross Misdemeanor Theft- When the value of the stolen property does not exceed $750. This offense is punishable by up to a year of incarceration in jail, a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
  • Theft in the Second Degree or Class C Felony Theft- When the value of the stolen property is more than $750 but does not exceed $5,000. This offense is punishable by up to five years’ incarceration in a Washington state correctional institution, a fine of up to $10,000 or both.
  • Theft in the First Degree or Class B Felony Theft- When the value of the stolen property exceeds $5,000 or if the property of any value is taken directly from another person. This offense is punishable by up to 10 years’ incarceration in a Washington state correctional institution, a fine not exceeding $20,000 or both.

Strong Defense Courtesy of an Experienced Kent Theft Crime Lawyer

Our Kent criminal defense lawyer is committed to doing his best to get your charges dismissed. However, if this is not possible, you can trust that we will negotiate with the prosecutors tirelessly to get your penalties reduced. Get started today by reaching out to our firm for a free initial consultation.

Schedule yours today when you contact The Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding at (253) 444-4432!

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    The Law Office Of Erik P. Kaeding relentlessly pursues the best possible outcome for you, whether that's a dismissal, acquittal, or reduced charges.

  • Relentless Investigation

    Our team is known for thoroughly examining cases until we find every detail that strengthens your case. We have a high rate of dismissal because we hone in on the evidence you need to walk away.

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    We know the judges, the officers, and the prosecutors responsible for your case. As a result, we can know the most likely direction of your case and how best to prepare for it. Our firm strategizes to counter the prosecution's every move.

  • Decades of Experience

    Attorney Kaeding has been a criminal defense lawyer for his entire 20-year career. His father was an attorney as well--his family legacy is about getting justice for the accused. That legacy has benefited thousands, and it could include you.