How Nashville Criminal Attorneys can help if you’ve been charged with any type of theft crimes:
- Theft by unlawful taking (including shoplifting)
- Theft by deception
- Auto theft
- Receiving stolen property (considered theft, under the statute)
- Theft of services
- White collar crime
If you’ve been arrested for shoplifting in Tennessee, it’s important to speak with a reputable Nashville criminal defense attorney like David Ridings immediately. Don’t disregard the serious consequences a conviction will have on your future or take advice from the law enforcement officers who arrested you.
Attorney David Ridings has the experience and success to know how to keep the conviction off your record or even get your case dismissed in many cases. If you’re a first-time offender, you are eligible for certain things under the law for which others are not. It is very important to keep your record clean. The goal of our Nashville Criminal Attorneys at Ridings Law Group, P.C. is to make sure you can say “no” when asked if you’ve EVER been convicted of a crime like retail theft on a job application. As a former Metro police officer for over a decade and even longer as an accomplished attorney defending the rights of the accused, Ridings has built a reputation for aggressive defense and thorough investigation into each and every case he handles. He is quite often referred to clients by Police Officers, themselves. Call David Ridings today if you are facing theft charges of any kind and find out how a Nashville Criminal Attorney can help you address these serious charges.
More than $60,000
Class B felony
(8-30 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines)
|VALUE OF THEFT||POSSIBLE CHARGE AND SENTENCE|
|Under $500||Class A misdemeanor
(Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and up to $2,500 in fines)
|$500-$1,000||Class E felony
(1-6 years in prison and up to $3,000 in fines)
|$1,000-$10,000||Class D felony
(2-12 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines)
|$10,000-$60,000||Class C felony
(3-15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines)
Other theft charges can even be more serious and involve Federal prosecution. These may be crimes that some states and the Federal system call larceny, embezzlement, deception, extortion, fraud and receiving stolen property. Attorney David Ridings has defended a variety of criminal cases in his tenure of almost 15 years as an accomplished defense attorney and spent over a decade as a Police officer, most of which at Metro Police Department.
Crimes that do not involve physical violence and those relating to financial matters are often called white collar crimes. White collar crimes involve the same legal principles as other crimes, and people have the same rights and protections as defendants accused of other crimes. On the other hand, theft offenses are often complex and involve complicated legal and factual issues. The possible penalties include fines, prison sentences, restitution, and criminal forfeiture.
It’s extremely important to have a Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney with a vast knowledge of how the system works. David Ridings is that unique attorney who has been on all sides of the criminal justice system (enforcement, prosecution, and defense) and will use his experience to counsel you and build a solid defense if you are charged with any kind of theft crime.