Generally, Theft may be dealt with in the Crown Court or the Magistrates’ Court. Cases of shop-lifting, where the amount stolen is not more that £200, are dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court in the majority of cases.
Theft has five key elements which must be proven:
- Which belongs to another person;
- Intention to permanently deprive.
Depending on the circumstances, Theft may be treated more seriously, examples include theft from an employer or identity fraud.
At its most serious, Theft is punishable by 14 years’ imprisonment.
If you are accused of Theft, you should seek legal advice immediately.
It is vital that you receive the best advice possible and provide as much detail of the facts of your case as you can to ensure the right result for you.
MK Law is on hand to help you through all stages of the process.