Theft & Burglary
Most theft charges are classified and penalized according to the dollar value of the property stolen. For example, the lowest-level theft offense is usually referred to as petty theft or larceny, and its threshold for escalation can be as low as $1,000 in Tennessee. In short, the penalties become more serious as the dollar value of the property stolen increases.
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Some common and more petty theft crimes include:
- Petty Theft and Shoplifting
- Receipt Of Stolen Property
- Juvenile Theft and Burglary
- Criminal Mischief
Some other, more serious forms of theft may include:
- Burglary and Home Invasions
- Auto Theft
- Grand Theft Auto
- Armed Robbery
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Aggravated Assault Examples
To Be Convicted, the Government Must Prove (One or More):
A) If you committed assault on a person and:
- Striking or threatening to strike a person with any weapon or object considered to be dangerous
- Shooting a person with a gun or threatening to kill someone with a gun
- Assaulting someone with an intent to commit other felonies, such as robbery or rape
- Assault resulting in serious physical injury of another person
- Assault (threat of violence) while concealing one’s identity
- Assault against a member of a protected class, such as a police officer, healthcare provider, social services worker, or developmentally disabled or elderly person.
Theft & Burglary FAQs
Criminal Attorney vs Domestic Violence Attorney?... read more >
Generally speaking, there is no difference between the two terms. The use of “domestic violence lawyer” is mostly used as a term of art to discuss a criminal attorney defending charges related to domestic violence. When the term is used by criminal attorneys, it may indicate that they specialize in resolving domestic violence charges. The general term, however, is criminal attorney or criminal defense attorney. Attorney is also interchangeable with lawyer. – “The more you know.”
What Is The Punishment For 1st Offense Misdemeanor Domestic Violence In TN?... read more >
A Class A Misdemeanor domestic assault conviction in Tennessee is punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail in addition to fines; however, very few people receive the maximum jail sentence. In almost all cases, an anger management class will be required. The real consequences come after you've served your time, paid your fines, and taken your class. One of those is the mandatory loss of your right to possess a firearm for the rest of your life. Read the full list of those consequences here: collateral consequences of having a domestic violence conviction on your record.