Baton Rouge Theft Lawyer

Theft of Goods Attorney

Theft charges can either be a felony or misdemeanor based on the value of the alleged stolen items. Carl Barkemeyer is an experienced Baton Rouge theft lawyer. He understands how to work towards the best result in theft cases. Even if you think you have a weak case, Mr. Barkemeyer may still be able to help. For more information on theft charge penalties, click here.

Theft Defined

Theft in Louisiana, La RS 14:67, is the misappropriation or taking of anything of value which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations. An intent to deprive the other permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking is essential. 

Hiring a Baton Rouge theft lawyer is vital to getting the best result possible in your case. Mr. Barkemeyer has handled theft charges in Baton Rouge for many years. He understands how to minimize the impact of the theft charge. He is experienced in negotiating with the prosecutor. He has taken theft cases to trial when a good defense has been discovered. 

Theft of Goods Defined

Theft of goods is the misappropriation or taking of anything of value which is held for sale by a merchant, either without the consent of the merchant to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations. An intent to deprive the merchant permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking is essential and may be inferred when a person:

(1) Intentionally conceals, on his person or otherwise, goods held for sale.

(2) Alters or transfers any price marking reflecting the actual retail price of the goods.

(3) Transfers goods from one container or package to another or places goods in any container, package, or wrapping in a manner to avoid detection.

(4) Willfully causes the cash register or other sales recording device to reflect less than the actual retail price of the goods.

(5) Removes any price marking with the intent to deceive the merchant as to the actual retail price of the goods.

(6) Damages or consumes goods or property so as to render it unmerchantable.

If you have been charged with theft of goods in Baton Rouge, Mr. Barkemeyer may be able to help you even though you think you have a bad case. He knows how to successfully mitigate the case to get the best possible result. 

Theft of Firearm

Theft of a firearm is the misappropriation or taking of a firearm which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations. An intent to deprive the other permanently of the firearm is essential.

Contact Baton Rouge Theft Lawyer Carl Barkemeyer at (225) 964-6720.

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