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Bill could lower felony theft crimes threshold

Possible changes to Massachusetts state law could mean big changes for how larceny charges are  prosecuted. Theft crimes -- also referred to as larceny -- are classified as either a misdemeanor or felony based upon the value of the stolen property. Currently, anything worth more than $250 is considered a felony, and but a current bill could change things.

Charged with theft crimes? You deserve vigorous representation

Facing criminal charges can be a frightening experience. Many people feel understandably confused by their charges, and Massachusetts' police are often not quick to help clear up any questions defendants might have. This is especially true with theft crimes, which cover a somewhat broad range of charges, all of which can have different legal implications.

Year-long theft crimes investigation lead to woman's arrest

Criminal charges for theft can fall into either misdemeanor or felony categories, which is usually dependent upon the value of items allegedly taken. A Massachusetts woman is facing felony charges for alleged theft crimes related to equipment worth tens of thousands of dollars that occurred at her place of work. She has since posted $25,000 bail and is awaiting upcoming court proceedings.

Massachusetts’ threshold for felony theft among nation’s lowest

Certain theft crime allegations can leave a person facing felony charges here in Massachusetts. In fact, the chances of being charged with a felony in relation to a theft can be particularly high here as compared to many other states. This is because of Massachusetts’ felony theft threshold laws.

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