Criminal Defense for Theft
Theft Crimes in Alabama and Tennessee
Defense Lawyer Huntsville, Alabama | Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.
If you've recently been accused of theft in Huntsville, Decatur, Florence, Fayetteville, Lewisburg or a surrounding area - you need a trusted criminal defense lawyer by your side. Our criminal defense team has decades of combined experience defending cases in North Alabama and Southern Tennessee areas relating to theft. We offer free phone and office consultations - contact a lawyer from our team today to schedule yours.
Definition of Theft and Larceny in Alabama and Tennessee
If you are involved in a theft related case or have been charged with larceny - it is important to stay informed of what is and is not considered a crime. The following are the situations in which theft and/ or larceny charges are applicable:
- If the individual intentionally exerts or obtains unauthorized control over another individual's property with the sole intent of depriving the owner of their property.
- If the individual knowingly exerts control over any property that is in custody of one or more law enforcement agencies, especially if the property was previously reported as stolen.
- If the individual knowingly obtains control over another individual's property through deception and with the sole intent of depriving that person of the ownership.
- If the individual knowingly exerts authority or obtains unauthorized access to donated items left behind by charitable organizations. The definition of property can be extended to land, trailers, drop boxes, and the region within 30 feet of the premises belonging to the charitable organization.
Need to Speak to a Criminal Defense Attorney?
The rules and regulations pertaining to theft are drawn from the Code of Alabama 1975 under Title 13A Criminal Section. If you've been accused of a theft crime - schedule a free consultation with a defense lawyer from our team by calling our Huntsville/ Athens location at (256) 539-4464, Tennessee location at (931) 450-8446, or submitting a case evaluation form online. During your initial consultation - we will review the details of your case, answer any questions, and help you formulate a plan to defend your charges. At Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C. we offer trusted legal services that help you understand each detail of your case and which options are available to you.