Can stealing lead to prison time?


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Theft, if caught, can result in many different outcomes, as the punishment for such an act is contingent on the value of the item(s) stolen. But when the federal government gets involved, things can really get ugly. Take for instance a recent mail theft case out of Seattle. In that matter, a 27-year-old man plead guilty to mail theft and received a three-year prison sentence. He was found guilty of mail theft that resulted in the US Postal Service halting mail delivery for an entire zip code. The stoppage lasted for a week while officials investigated the thefts. The man committed the theft by stealing a postal truck. He used the key in the vehicle to unlawfully access mailboxes causing widespread harm to those impacted by his actions. The man was also cited for having an unregistered firearm, which may have also increased his sentence. However, the fact is Theft, if caught, can result in some hefty sanctions.

If you or a loved one is in a bind as a result of a criminal charge (theft or otherwise), immediately contact a Seattle Criminal Attorney. A Criminal lawyer is not going to judge you and understands that everyone makes mistakes. Hiring a Seattle Criminal Lawyer to help can – at a minimum – reduce penalties and can help direct people on how to best deal with their criminal charge, and many times even get them dismissed. So, it should go without saying that someone cited for a misdemeanor or felony should hire a qualified Seattle Criminal Lawyer as soon as possible. Criminal charges can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with a crime in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle Criminal Lawyer. SQ Attorneys can be reached at (425) 359-3791 and/or (206) 441-0900.

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