Mahaffey & Associates, LLC
Call For A Free Consultation 888-422-6894
Email Us
Menu

What are the penalties for theft charges in Ohio?

There's nothing petty about petty theft. Or any theft in Ohio, no matter what it's called. The state has several classifications of theft when it comes to legal charges -- with petty theft being the least serious and first-degree felony theft being the most serious. Whether you're charged with the theft of a blank canvas and a box of paints or with the theft of an expensive work of art, you could be facing jail time if a conviction occurs.

So just how is theft classified in Ohio? And what is the sentence if you're convicted? Here's a primer:

Petty theft: The value of stolen property is less than $1,000. It generally is a first-degree misdemeanor with jail time of up to 180 days and fines not exceeding $1,000.

Theft: The value of stolen property is between $1,000 and $7,500. It's a fifth-degree felony with jail time of six to 12 months and fines up to $2,500.

Grand theft: Stolen property or services valued between $7,500 and $150,000. It's a fourth-degree felony with a prison term of up to 18 months and a fine of up to $5,000.

Aggravated theft: If the value of the property or services is between:

  • $150,000 and $750,000, it's a third-degree felony with a prison term of up to 36 months and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • $750,000 to $1.5 million, it's a second-degree felony with a prison term of two to eight years and a fine not to exceed $15,000.
  • $1.5 million or more, it's a first-degree felony. The prison term is three to 11 years with a fine up to $20,000.

As you can see, being charged with theft at any level is serious. You'll want to defend yourself vigorously.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Tell Us About Your Legal Need

Contact Our Firm To Set Up A FREE Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

A Full Service Firm For Northwest Ohio with Three Convenient Locations 24/7 Phones And Appointments Taken at 888-422-6894

Sylvania Office
8527 Central Avenue
Sylvania, OH 43560

Toll Free: 888-422-6894
Phone: 419-829-2255
Sylvania Law Office Map

Northwood Office
3200 Woodville Road
Northwood, OH 43619

Toll Free: 888-422-6894
Phone: 419-693-5515
Northwood Law Office Map

Toledo Office
3131 Executive Parkway, Suite 100
Toledo, OH 43606

Toll Free: 888-422-6894
Phone: 419-472-5555
Toledo Law Office Map