Theft & Burglary
Theft, also known as larceny, is the simple act of taking something that you don’t own without the permission of the owner. Theft charges also require that the defendant intends to deprive the owner of the property. This element of the charge is usually satisfied by the simple act of having control or possession of the object in question.
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.
Some common and more petty theft crimes include:
Some other, more serious forms of theft may include:
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