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What can happen if I am caught stealing from an employer in Utah?

Charges of theft from an employer in Utah use the same offense level structure as ordinary theft charges.  Typically, if the value of the property taken is under $500, the charge will be a class B misdemeanor.   Taking property valued up to $1,500 may result in a class A misdemeanor charge.  If the property is valued at $1,500 or more, you may be facing felony charges.

Utah judges may consider theft from an employer to be more serious than an ordinary theft case because of the perception that there has been a breach of trust.  Utah judges have significant latitude in determining what the most appropriate sentence may be.  Although the level of the offense may be the same as an ordinary theft case, a judge may choose to impose a harsher sentence in a case of theft from an employer.

Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Utah criminal defense lawyer.  Based in Salt Lake City, Stephen Howard has a track record of achieving real results for his clients.


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Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, and Wasatch Counties, and all of Utah.

Attorney Stephen Howard practices as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC and Stephen W. Howard, PC.

Offices in Salt Lake and Davis Counties
560 South 300 East, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 S. Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

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