Theft Crimes | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
In Wyoming, lawmakers have recognized the need to address the issue of repeat offenders in regard to theft-related crimes. As a result, House Bill 112, commonly referred to as the ‘Five Strikes’ Rule, has been proposed to tackle this problem.
Property crime is a major issue in Cheyenne and other cities in Wyoming. In 2021, as of December 8, police officers had responded to 394 stolen vehicle reports, representing a 104% increase over the previous year, as stated in a Cheyenne Police Department news release. The department recently launched a “Lock It or Lose It” campaign to encourage citizens to lock up their valuables, vehicles, and homes.
Within the state of Wyoming, theft crimes can range from shoplifting to grand theft auto, but very few residents understand the exact ramifications of each crime. These cases can become rather complex, with the difference in charges being based on the value of the stolen property to whether or not a firearm was involved. Altogether, theft crimes can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, but what exactly is the difference and how can it affect you?
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