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Defense for Theft Crime Charge in Anchorage

You will be charged with the crime of theft, no matter whether you shoplifted a pair of shoes or stole a car. There are varying degrees of theft crimes, misdemeanors or felonies, with widely varying penalties. The consequences for a theft conviction can mean jail or prison and steep fines. A criminal record will be a deterrent for employment, housing and education opportunities. After an arrest, it's important to contact an Anchorage theft crime defense attorney.

At our firm, the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells, we use our 23 years of experience to defend you and protect your rights. Our goal is to have your charges dismissed or at least reduced, or to achieve a full acquittal when the case goes to trial. Attorney Steve M. Wells is very well qualified to represent you. He was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Alaska Super Lawyers®, a rare honor that is an indication of his legal accomplishments.

Theft crimes take many forms. They can be either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the exact nature of the crime. Even shoplifting can escalate from a minor crime to a felony if the value of what was stolen was over $500. Some theft crimes are non-violent, such as credit card theft, internet crimes and embezzlement, while others have a violent or threat of violence component, such as robbery. These factors will be integral to how serious the crime is and the penalties that accompany a conviction.

Types of Theft Charge

Convictions result in various penalties depending on the type of theft crime. A person charged with a theft crime may be charged with:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Petty Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Carjacking
  • Other Theft Crimes

Anchorage Theft Crime Defense Lawyer

Just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty. Sometimes arrests come about due to misunderstandings, such as what a witness thought he saw. Other times a simple, innocent error could lead to embezzlement charges. Defending a theft crime requires us to thoroughly investigate the facts, including carefully interviewing witnesses.

We place special attention to every detail when putting together a strong defense, as this can make the difference between an acquittal and a conviction. Our defense could also take the form of effective plea negotiations, or result in reduced charges. You can always be assured you will receive one-on-one representation from our firm.

When you call us for a free case evaluation, you will find out your best options. Don't delay, as time is of the essence.

The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference

Here are a few achievements that set Attorney Steve Wells apart:
  • Founding President of the AACDL

    (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL

    (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • CLE Presenter Nationwide

    (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “A friend recommended I hire Steve Wells.”


  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”