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Birmingham Theft of Property in the Third Degree Defense Attorney

Skilled Birmingham Possession of Aggravated Theft by Deception Defense Attorney Taking a Practical and Effective Approach to Defending Against Theft Crimes

The Birmingham Theft of Property in the Third Degree Defense Attorney at The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. offers a practical and effective approach to defending against theft crimes. With 25 years of experience in criminal defense, we understand the complexities of the Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-8-4.1 and how to navigate it effectively for our clients. The elements of the crime as per this code include:

  • The accused knowingly obtained or exerted unauthorized control over the property of another,
  • With the intent to deprive the owner of his or her property,
  • And the value of the property is over $500, but less than $1,500.
  • Theft of a credit or debit card also constitutes theft of property in the third degree, regardless of its value.

What are the Best Defenses to Theft of Property Cases?

  • Lack of intent: The accused did not intend to permanently deprive the owner of their property. This defense focuses on the intent element of the crime, arguing that the accused may have taken the property but did not intend to keep it permanently.
  • Mistaken ownership: The accused believed that the property belonged to them. This defense challenges the “unauthorized control” aspect of the crime, suggesting that the accused thought they were acting within their rights. If the defendant honestly believed that they were acting within their rights, then they would be incapable of forming the intent required to
  • Insufficient evidence: The prosecution does not have enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime. This defense requires a thorough examination of the prosecution’s case for weaknesses.

The Stoves Law Firm knows the high burden that the prosecution must meet in order to convict you. They must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. At The Stoves Law Firm, we will work tirelessly to ensure that the prosecution will not meet their burden. We will provide you with reasonable doubt for a reasonable price.

Have you been charged with Theft of Property in the Third Degree?

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with Theft of Property in the Third Degree, you need an attorney who understands the nuances of this crime. These allegations could be a far cry from the truth, but it is still imperative that you show up to court ready for a fight. The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., with its 25 years of experience in criminal defense, is ready to assist you. We can find the right strategy that works for you in order to find you reasonable doubt for a reasonable price. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us to understand your options and prepare a robust defense. Contact us at (205) 823-7233 or use the contact form on our website. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive legal guidance based on years of experience and a deep understanding of criminal law.

Client Reviews

"Jason was very sweet and informative he made sure I kept up with my case and also help get me off a very serious charge and he is very affordable I would definitely recommend him to everyone."

Meosha B.

"The Stoves Law Firm worked hard to get the best results I was looking for. Providing excellent advice and direction throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend The Stoves Law Firm!"

Robbey S.

Unfortunately I received my 2nd DUI but Jay as able to get it handled for me. His fees were reasonable and he did a great job

Bret C.

Reasonable Doubt for a Reasonable Price

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