There are many different types of crimes that can be considered theft crimes. Some of the more common ones include:
- Theft by unauthorized taking
- Theft by deception
- Receiving stolen property
- Theft of mislaid property
- Theft of services
- Unauthorized use of a vehicle or rental property
- Willful Concealment / Shoplifting
- White Collar Crimes
See N.H. RSA 637 generally for more detailed information, or click on the crime for more specific information on that crime.
Whether the Theft is a Misdemeanor or Felony will usually depend on which crime it is, the amount involved, any prior convictions, and other factors specific to that crime. Besides facing a fine and incarceration, theft crimes usually involve restitution to the victim.
Attorney Hynes has experience handling a variety of theft crimes from Class B Misdemeanors to Felonies.
Charge: Receipt of Stolen Property
Facts: State claimed Client took property from goodwill. State claimed this was receiving stolen property
Result: Not Guilty! Attorney advised client to go to trial as the State could not prove the property was stolen at the time Client took possession of it. At the end of the State's case, Attorney Hynes argued they had not met their burden, and the Judge entered a Not Guilty verdict.