St. Charles Defense Attorney Bill Byrnes

Stealing and Theft Defense


Stealing and Theft Charges are very serious, and they can change your life. People in St. Louis and St. Charles are calling Bill Byrnes to protect their rights, and he’ll work hard to make sure you are properly defended. Trust Bill Byrnes to fight for you!

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St. Charles Defense Attorney Bill Byrnes

Stealing and Theft Defense


Stealing and Theft Charges are very serious, and they can change your life. People in St. Louis and St. Charles are calling Bill Byrnes to protect their rights, and he’ll work hard to make sure you are properly defended. Trust Bill Byrnes to fight for you!

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Charged with Theft? You NEED An Attorney

Have you been charged with theft or stealing in St. Charles, MO? This is a tough situation, and you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to plead your case. look no further than the Byrnes Law Firm. Your lawyer Bill Byrnes has worked with a broad variety of stealing charges and can defend people against serious crimes!

“Theft” is defined as taking property that belongs to someone else without that person’s knowledge and/or authorization. You may be charged with specific offenses such as shoplifting, receiving stolen property, counterfeiting, passing bad checks, forgery, deceptive business practices, false advertising, bribery, or identity theft, and Bill Byrnes is your go-to attorney to make sure you are properly represented in your case.

Criminal Consequences of Theft Conviction

In the state of Missouri, theft and stealing charges are classified under the following three categories:

  • Stealing an item valued up to $500 is classified as a Class A misdemeanor, with a penalty of up to one year in prison and/or restitution of up to $1,000.
  • Stealing an item valued between $500 and $25,000 is classified as a Class C felony, with a penalty of 1-7 years in prison and/or restitution of up to $5,000.
  • Stealing an item valued over $25,000 is classified as a Class B felony, with a penalty of 5-15 years in prison.

As you can see, if you are caught stealing you are automatically faced with criminal charges and potentially looking at jail time. Not only that, but a theft charge on your record could haunt you for the rest of your life, with people constantly questioning your trustworthiness and reliability. That is why you need a highly trained attorney who understands the law in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.

What You Should Do

We strongly recommend that you do not plead guilty and pay the fine on a misdemeanor shoplifting or stealing charge. Pleading guilty will follow you. It can affect your life every time you fill out a rental, job, education or loan application. Do not pay the rest of your life for a bad decision at the mall or a big box store.

Regardless of the severity of the stealing charge, Bill can help you. Your criminal defense attorney’s legal and personal skills make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Very often, Bill gets charges dismissed or reduced to a very minimal, non-traceable consequence.

Byrnes Law Firm wins, and we’ll win for you too!

The Byrnes Law Firm practices many areas of criminal law, and has helped many people like you deal with stealing and theft charges, and has dedicated himself to protecting your constitutional rights. Bill wants you represented by the best, and would love to speak with you about your charge defense. CALL OUR OFFICE to set up a FREE CONSULTATION. Our phones are available 24 hours a day.

Why Call Bill Byrnes?

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    Experience

    For over 16 years, Bill Byrnes has been protecting the rights of people all throughout the state of MIssouri. He’s trusted to win by his clients throughout St. Charles, St. Louis, and the surrounding areas.

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    Dedication

    Bill is more than just some lawyer. He truly cares, and treats each of his clients with a far more personal touch than most other lawyers.

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    Proven Results

    Hundreds of clients and thousands of cases, Bill Byrnes has the history and track record to prove he’s prepared for your case. He’s even set case law during his career!

Stealing and Theft Is Very Serious

Understanding the crime you’re being charged with:

Criminal Consequences of Theft Convictions

In the state of Missouri, theft and stealing charges are classified under the following three categories:

  • Stealing an item valued up to $500 is classified as a Class A misdemeanor, with a penalty of up to one year in prison and/or restitution of up to $1,000.
  • Stealing an item valued between $500 and $25,000 is classified as a Class C felony, with a penalty of 1-7 years in prison and/or restitution of up to $5,000.
  • Stealing an item valued over $25,000 is classified as a Class B felony, with a penalty of 5-15 years in prison.

As you can see, if you are caught stealing you are automatically faced with criminal charges and potentially looking at jail time. Not only that, but a theft charge on your record could haunt you for the rest of your life, with people constantly questioning your trustworthiness and reliability. That is why you need a highly trained attorney who understands the importance of not walking into court and pleading guilty – particularly due to deceptive rumors on this topic circulating in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.

What You Should Do

We strongly recommend that you do not plead guilty and pay the fine on a misdemeanor shoplifting or stealing charge. Pleading guilty will follow you and impact your life on every rental, job, education and loan application. Do not pay the rest of your life for a bad decision at the mall or a big box store. Even worse than shoplifting is being stuck with a guilty plea when you were an innocent bystander at the wrong place and the wrong time.

Regardless of the severity of the stealing charge, Bill can help you. Your criminal defense attorney’s legal and personal skills make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Very often, Bill gets charges dismissed or reduced to a very minimal, non-traceable consequence.

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Byrnes Law Firm understands that many people struggle with the financial burdens their case may have, and likely feel reluctant to even speak with a lawyer about their case, often choosing to go at it alone. This is a mistake, and more often than not, will lead to an unfavorable outcome in your case. When your rights are at risk, you need a strong and experienced lawyer at your side to get you through with the best possible outcome, and the Byrnes Law Firm wants you to know that you can call and consult with them about your case absolutely free. Tell your story, and know your options. You’re in good hands.

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FREE CONSULTATIONS!

Byrnes Law Firm understands that many people struggle with the financial burdens their case may have, and likely feel reluctant to even speak with a lawyer about their case, often choosing to go at it alone. This is a mistake, and more often than not, will lead to an unfavorable outcome in your case. When your rights are at risk, you need a strong and experienced lawyer at your side to get you through with the best possible outcome, and the Byrnes Law Firm wants you to know that you can call and consult with them about your case absolutely free. Tell your story, and know your options. You’re in good hands.

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