Theft is another overarching term that covers a wide array of offenses.  Theft includes larceny, embezzlement, robbery, and some cases of burglary.  Basically, anytime you are being accused of taking anything that doesn't belong to you with the intent of keeping that thing indefinitely, you are being accused of some form of theft.

The severity of your theft charge depends greatly on what was stolen, the value of the stolen thing, and the means by which it was stolen.  If you are accused of stealing an expensive piece of jewlery at gunpoint, then that constitutes armed robbery and is a very serious felony charge.  On the other end of the spectrum, putting a candy bar in your pocket at the grocery store and walking out without paying for it is still considered theft, but constitutes a much lower level crime (likely a misdemeanor).

There are many different strategies a Minnesota Criminal Defense attorney can use to defend you against theft charges.  Depending on the severity and complexity of your individual case, defending yourself may or may not be an option.  The only way to truly know what your next step should be is to contact an attorney at The Law Office of Brodie Hacken immediately for your free consultation.  We'll help you weed through the issues in your case and give you an idea of how we can help you.  Don't wait until it's too late.  Call us today.