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Murfreesboro Theft Crimes Lawyer

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Jon D. Slager, Attorney at Law is ready to represent you in your theft crimes case. With 24/7 availability, affordable rates, and focused attention, you can trust that you are in good hands. If you are charged with a theft crime, it is essential that you seek professional help right away. Our theft crime attorney is a former police officer. This gives him a unique edge in criminal cases and established contact with the local officials and judges. If we take your case, you will work directly with Attorney Jon D. Slager. We won’t pass you off to a paralegal or another attorney.

Start your attorney-client relationship off with a free consultation. Call us at (615) 654-6777.

Defining Theft in Tennessee

There are a variety of different theft crimes that come with a wide range of penalties. Embezzlement is a form of theft where a person steals property entrusted to them for business purposes for their own personal use. Larceny is theft that involves trespassing onto another person’s property to steal something belonging to them.

Other types of theft include:

  • Credit card theft
  • Theft of services
  • Identity theft
  • Shoplifting

Defenses for Theft of Services

If you are charged with failing to pay for a service that you received, our Murfreesboro theft crimes lawyer can help. These cases can be complicated, especially if you paid for the service in cash. Some businesses may fail to keep record of payments or may forge documents to make it look like you forgot to pay them. It is also possible that you unintentionally failed to pay for a service, but can restitute the business when they press charges.

Theft Penalties

The penalties for theft are based on the amount of the goods stolen:

  • $500 or less: (1-year maximum in jail and $2,500 in fines) Class A Misdemeanor
  • $500 to $1,000: (Up to 6 years in prison and $3,000 in fines) Class E Felony
  • $1,000 to $10,000: (Prison sentence of 2 to 12 years and up to $5,000 in fines) Class D Felony
  • $10,000 to $60,000: (3 to 15 years in prison and fines up to $10,000) Class C Felony
  • $60,000+: (8 to 30 years in prison and fines not exceeding $25,000) Class B Felony


Fight these penalties with the help of a Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney. Reach out to us at (615) 654-6777 to learn more.

Client Testimonials

  • “Jon was able to get me pre trial diversion, and I was also able to keep my license.”

    Past Client

  • “Knowledgeable and aggressive.”

    Past Client

  • “This is by far the most professional attorney I have ever worked with.”


  • “Jon met with me several times and walked me through everything so I knew what to expect.”

    Past Client

  • “He and his staff are very professional, courteous, and efficient. If you need an attorney, Jon Slager is the man to get the job done. ”

    Brian M.