Theft, in Scots law, is ‘the taking or appropriating the property of another without the true owner’s consent and with the intent to deprive the owner of that property.’ This is a straightforward definition at first glance, but theft is an offence with many subtle variations.
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For instance, theft can be committed by finding property and failing to return it, or it can be committed even where the accused person fully intends to return the stolen property.
Theft can also be ‘aggravated’ – common aggravations include breaking into a house or other lockfast place. Aggravations may lead to an increased sentence.
At MJS we have experience of defending our clients from the full spectrum of charges of theft – from theft by shoplifting right through to theft of high-value items.
If you have been accused of theft, it’s important you contact us at the earliest opportunity. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our legal firm is widely recognised as one of Scotland's leading criminal defence teams and will work hard to ensure you have the best possible outcome. We defend our clients in Alloa, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Methil, Perth, Stirling and throughout Scotland.
Contact our Theft Defence Lawyers Scotland
Our criminal solicitors can assist by discussing your options with you confidentially, and are ready to fight your corner. We provide a fully comprehensive legal service from liaising with the police through to representing you in court. Call our criminal defence lawyers for a free, initial consultation in Dunfermline on 01383 730 466, in Kirkcaldy on 01592 640 680, in Alloa on 01259 725 922 or make an online enquiry.