Classification of Thefts

Theft of less than $500 or less is a Class E crime that carries a maximum of 6 months in jail. Theft of more than $500 but not more than $1,000 is a Class D crime that carries a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail. Theft of more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000 is a Class C crime that carries a maximum potential sentence of 5 years in prison. Theft of more than $10,000 is a Class B crime that carries a maximum potential sentence of 10 years. If you have two thefts on your record and get charged within 10 years of the oldest conviction you can be charged with a Class C theft regardless of the amount.

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