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Felony Theft Defense Attorney

Being accused of theft — particularly in Ohio — is no small matter. Penalties for felony theft can vary, but even fifth-degree felony theft can require steep fines and serious jail time.

If you’ve been accused or charged with felony theft in Ohio, hope is not lost. Our attorneys at Hiltner Trial Lawyers have successfully defended people charged with felony theft and brought them home to their families with all charges dropped.

Call 330-475-3164 for a free consultation

“Maxwell did an outstanding job representing my case. He looked out for my best interests. His work ethic was apparent in the way he promptly and thoroughly followed through with all the preparations for my case. I am very satisfied with the outcome.”

- Randall

Felony Theft Cases in Ohio

In regular speech, we toss around the terms “robbery,” “theft,” and “burglary” interchangeably, but there are significant differences in the law. Theft is the most wide-reaching legal term out of the three.  
The defining feature of burglary is that it involves illegally entering someone else’s private property, whereas robbery is distinguishable by the use of force.
So what are the levels of theft in Ohio law?
  • Fifth-degree felony theft includes stolen property or services is between $1,000 and $7,500, credit or debit cards and checks, or some form of identification. The penalties for fifth-degree felonies are fines up to $2,500 and a prison sentence between 6-12 months.
  • Fourth-degree felony theft (or grand theft) is when the property/services is between $7,500 and $150,000, a motor vehicle, or drugs. The penalties can be a fine up to $5,000 or a prison sentence between 6-18 months.
  • Third-degree felony theft includes property theft between $150,000 and $750,000 or firearms. Penalties can include fines up to $10,000 or a prison sentence of 1-5 years.
  • Second-degree felony theft is when the stolen property has a value between $750,000 and $1.5 million. The penalty can be up to $15,000 in fines and a minimum prison sentence of 2-8 years.
  • First-degree felony theft is the most serious form of theft in Ohio. This is when property or services stolen are worth more than $1,500,000. The penalties include a fine up to $20,000 and a minimum prison sentence between 3-11 years.

Why Choose Hiltner Trial Lawyers

At Hiltner Trial Lawyers, we have a reputation for fighting to keep good people out of prison. Lead attorney Max Hiltner is known for his reputation as a trial lawyer who fights tooth and nail for his clients each and every time. He’s often hired by other attorneys to try cases on their behalf, and he’s been honored to frequently speak at CLEs around the country.

Hiltner recently sought to set a new personal record: three not guilty verdicts in three days. However, he was never given the opportunity. Due to his extensive investigation and trial preparation for each of his three clients in three different cases, all charges were dismissed prior to trial. In fact, the day before each client’s jury trial the State dismissed all charges against all clients.

Why Choose Hiltner Trial Lawyers

At Hiltner Trial Lawyers, we have a reputation for fighting to keep good people out of prison. Lead attorney Max Hiltner is known for his reputation as a trial lawyer who fights tooth and nail for his clients each and every time. He’s often hired by other attorneys to try cases on their behalf, and he’s been honored to frequently speak at CLEs around the country.

Hiltner recently sought to set a new personal record: three not guilty verdicts in three days. However, he was never given the opportunity. Due to his extensive investigation and trial preparation for each of his three clients in three different cases, all charges were dismissed prior to trial. In fact, the day before each client’s jury trial the State dismissed all charges against all clients.

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Max Hiltner has built a reputation as a trial lawyer who fights tooth and nail for his clients each and every time. If you’ve been accused of felony theft, he’s ready to help you fight your charge. Contact Hiltner Trial Lawyers today.
Call 330-475-3164 for a free consultation

“Max Hiltner is dynamite in the courtroom by connecting with the jury, recalling facts and cultivating good relationships with the opponents and presiding judge. He is professional, dedicated, honest and cares about the livelihood of his clients and their families. He excels in negotiating and hiring experts necessary for a well rounded defense. Max was one of my lawyers that stood between me and a life sentence. Without him on my team I would still be in prison. He will fight for you.”

- Colleen O.

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