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Does The Fact That Restitution Might Be Available Help An Outcome Of The Status Of The Case?

The penalties and sentencing for felony theft crimes can be range and a number of factors are taken into consideration. While it may seem insignificant, it could make the difference between a small fine and several years in prison. If you are accused of felony theft in Tennessee, the Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton can help. We have helped clients defend themselves for almost 30 years.

A theft is considered a felony when the value of the stolen property exceeds $500. Theft is a broad term that includes many different areas. They include:

  • Intentionally obtaining services by deception, fraud or forgery
  • Knowingly taking services for your own benefit, instead of what it was intended for, such as in a business
  • Fleeing from an establishment where compensation is paid immediately, including hotels and restaurants

There are many different types of felonies based on the value of what was stolen. The higher the value, the more severe the consequences. Sometimes the court will order you to pay restitution. This means that you are responsible for paying the victim back for any financial losses they have suffered. It’s important that you pay this on time, every time. If you don’t, you could be subject to interest and late fees. If you don’t pay it, it will negatively impact your case.

We Can Help; Call Today

If you are facing felony theft charges, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We are here to help navigate you through this difficult time. Call our Nashville office today at 615-953-8796 or fill out our contact form.