THEFT CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN BELLINGHAM

A conviction of Theft in Whatcom County will most definitely damage your future. Your immediate future may be harmed due to the possibility of significant jail and your opportunity for employment in years ahead maybe placed in jeopardy as all theft cases are considered crimes of dishonesty. At the Law Firm of David N. Jolly we understand how harmful a conviction of theft in Bellingham can be. Criminal defense is needed and if you are in such a need, look no further. I have experience with theft cases since early 1998 and have dealt with hundreds of cases, from simple misdemeanor cases to felony criminal cases dealing with employee theft. Early in my legal career my focus was prosecuting those charged with theft and after nearly four years, I fully understood what it took to not only prosecute theft cases but also how to defend such serious crimes. If you have been charged with theft in Bellingham, you need the immediate services of an experienced Whatcom County criminal lawyer. Please call us right away.

  • All Theft charges are considered crimes of dishonesty and will harm future employment opportunities
  • All Theft cases will require restitution to the victim of the Theft
  • Felony Theft charges in Whatcom County may result in significant Jail
  • A Compromise of Misdemeanor will dismiss Theft in the Third Degree
  • Only hire and experienced Whatcom County Theft Attorney in Bellingham

Theft in the First Degree - Class B Felony:  RCW 9A.56.030

 (1) A person is guilty of theft in the first degree if he or she commits theft of:

(a) Property or services which exceed(s) five thousand dollars in value other than a firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010;
(b) Property of any value, other than a firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010 or a motor vehicle, taken from the person of another;
(c) A search and rescue dog, as defined in RCW 9.91.175, while the search and rescue dog is on duty; or
(d) Commercial metal property, nonferrous metal property, or private metal property, as those terms are defined in RCW 19.290.010, and the costs of the damage to the owner's property exceed five thousand dollars in value. 

Theft in the Second Degree - Class C Felony:  RCW 9A.56.040

(1) A person is guilty of theft in the second degree if he or she commits theft of:

(a) Property or services which exceed(s) seven hundred fifty dollars in value but does not exceed five thousand dollars in value, other than a firearm as defined in RCW9.41.010 or a motor vehicle;
(b) A public record, writing, or instrument kept, filed, or deposited according to law with or in the keeping of any public office or public servant;
(c) Commercial metal property, nonferrous metal property, or private metal property, as those terms are defined in RCW 19.290.010, and the costs of the damage to the owner's property exceed seven hundred fifty dollars but does not exceed five thousand dollars in value; or
(d) An access device 

Theft in the Third Degree - Gross Misdemeanor:  RCW 9A.56.

Additional Information

(1) A person is guilty of theft in the third degree if he or she commits theft of property or services which (a) does not exceed seven hundred fifty dollars in value, or (b) includes ten or more merchandise pallets, or ten or more beverage crates, or a combination of ten or more merchandise pallets and beverage crates.

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