Theft - Theft of Property - Tennessee Law
The criminal defense attorneys at Baker Associates have successfully represented individuals charged with theft offenses in Tennessee.
According to Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-14-104, a person commits
Theft of Property who, with intent to deprive the owner of property, knowingly obtains or exercises control over the property without the owner's effective consent.
The penalty for Theft of Property depends upon the monetary value of the property:
(1) Class B Felony if the value of the services obtained is sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) or more, punishable by eight (8) to thirty (30) years and a fine up to $25,000.
(2) Class C Felony if the value of the services obtained is more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) but less than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000), punishable by three (3) to fifteen (15) years and a fine up to $10,000;
(3) Class D Felony if the value of the services obtained is more than one thousand dollars ($1000) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), punishable by two (2) to twelve (12) years and a fine up to $5,000;
(4) Class E Felony if the value of the services obtained is more than five hundred dollars ($500) but less than one thousand dollars ($1000), punishable by one (1) to (6) years and a fine up to $3,000;
(5) Class A Misdemeanor if the value of the services obtained is five hundred dollars ($500) or less, punishable by a maximum penalty of eleven months and twenty-nine days and a fine up to $2,500.00.
Theft of Property:
To be found guilty of the offense of Theft of Property, the State of Tennessee must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
(1) That the defendant obtained or excercised control over property owned by another; and
(2) That the defendant acted knowingly, i.e., acted with an awareness that his or her conduct was reasonably certain to cause the result.
(3) That the defendant did not have the owner's effective consent; and
(4) That the defendant intended to deprive the owner of the property.
If you have been charged with Theft of Property in Pigeon Forge or Sevierville, Tennessee, contact Baker Associates today for a FREE initial consultation.
Our attorneys have successfully represented individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony theft charges.
Sources: T.C.A. §§ 39-14-103, 39-14-105, 40-35-111; T.P.I. Crim. 11.01.