While most theft crimes are charged based on the value of the goods stolen, stolen firearms are treated differently under the law.
Whatever the value of the firearm that’s been stolen, the theft will be charged as at least a third degree crime, which carries a potential sentence of five years.
Any firearm, whether it was purchased for $100 or $2000, automatically lands in the third degree crime category because of the seriousness of illegal weapons ending up used for other crimes.
If you’ve been charged with theft of a firearm, you should have the best defense available.
These serious charges require experienced legal counsel.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and fight back against theft charges that can ruin your future.