What Are Some Legal Consequences for Theft?
Legal consequences for theft can include:
Criminal fines, which are usually proportionate to the amount stolen; higher theft amounts may result in greater fines.
Jail or prison sentences, which may increase or decrease in severity according to the amount stolen.
Restitution for some theft cases. This may involve the person returning the stolen property or reimbursing the victim for losses caused by a theft.
Some other legal consequences for theft may include a loss of rights, such as a loss of the right to bear firearms (these are typically enforced for felony theft crimes).