THEFT CRIMES IN WASHINGTON STATE

Theft crimes in the State of Washington range from shoplifting misdemeanors to armed robbery felonies. Basically, theft involves taking another’s property without their consent with the intent to deprive them of it. A theft crime may be committed through various ways, as either a nonviolent offense perpetrated through deceit or misrepresentation or a violent crime using threats of force or actual force to accomplish the act. In a theft charge, as in any criminal charge, the facts and circumstances of the case will determine how it is charged and how it is punished upon conviction. For anyone facing a theft crime charge or criminal investigation into theft activity, seeking professional legal representation is imperative if you wish to obtain the most optimum case results.

TYPES OF THEFT CRIMES

Common types of theft crimes include shoplifting, identity theft, possession of stolen property, trafficking in stolen property, embezzlement, burglary, robbery, passing bad checks, credit card fraud, and theft in the first, second, and third degree. The penalties you may face upon conviction of such crimes may depend on the facts of the case, as in the quantity of property or funds stolen, whether weapons or force was used, whether other crimes were committed during the theft act, and any previous criminal history.

Theft in the first degree is a felony which involves stealing property valued at $5,000 or more. Theft in the second degree involves stealing property valued between $750 and $5,000 and is a lesser felony. Theft in the third degree is stealing property valued less than $750 and can include shoplifting. This crime is charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by fines and up to one year in jail.

Aside from the criminal penalties you may face upon conviction of a theft crime, you may also face civil charges from a retail store demanding payment for any theft against it. You may also face a court order for restitution upon a theft conviction.  If you or a loved one is in need of a bail bond don’t hesitate to call 2nd Chance Bail Bonds for all your bail bond needs.

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How Do Bail Bonds Work?

The arrest of a friend or family member can be very stressful.  With our state of the art bail bond process you can complete the majority of the bail bond paperwork electronically.  Our bail staff of professional bail bondsmen are mobile 24 hours 7 days a week.  We come to you, treat you like family and explain the entire bail bond release process to you.  In most cases you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your loved one released.  Once at the Island County Jail we will post a bail bond for you loved one.  The process of release can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for release depending on how busy the Island County Jail is.

Once your loved one is released from the Island County Jail on our bail bond, they will need to contact our office within 24 hours of release to complete their portion of the bail bond paperwork

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