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“Theft” encompasses a wide range of misdemeanor and felony crimes. The charges and the penalties for a theft conviction depend on several circumstances, including the value of the stolen property, the type of property, the involvement of weapons or bodily harm, and other specific circumstances of the incident. Our team of skilled attorneys is dedicated to providing robust criminal defense representation to defendants facing felony charges in Olmstead County, MN, and neighboring areas. Count on our team to fiercely advocate for your rights.

Theft Charges in Minnesota

Under Minnesota law, theft (also known as larceny) occurs when someone: 

  • Intentionally takes, uses, transfers, conceals, or retains possession of property belonging to someone else 
  • Obtains possession of property or of services through intentional deceit 
  • Files a false medical claim 
  • Finds lost property and doesn’t attempt to return it to its owner 
  • Leases or rents property and fails to pay for or return said property 
  • Takes/drives a motor vehicle without consent from the vehicle’s owner 

Petty theft (or petite larceny) occurs when the money or value of the property stolen amounts to less than $500.  

Whether you’re in college or have a full-time job, theft charges can damage your future—especially if they’re not true. Schatz Law Firm takes these accusations very seriously to fight for you at every step. You can trust them to work hard to prove your innocence. Their defense lawyers have decades of experience with theft cases. They have helped hundreds of people like you get their lives back on track after being falsely accused of theft.


Would you like to discuss your case with experienced theft lawyers? Our team of attorneys offer free initial consultations. Call (507) 282-3633 or fill out our online contact form now to request an appointment. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and defending your rights.

Schatz Law Firm serves clients in the following Minnesota counties: 

  • Olmsted County 
  • Wabasha County 
  • Winona County 
  • Dodge County 
  • Mower County 
  • Filmore County 

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The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. Schatz Law Firm looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and Schatz Law Firm

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