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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.

Theft Defence Lawyers Alloa, Fife, Stirling, Edinburgh & Dundee

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 sentenct.

At MJS we have experience of defending our clients from the full specutrum 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.

We fearlessly defend our clients in Alloa, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Methil, Perth, Stirling and throughout Scotland.

Contact our Theft Defence Lawyers Scotland

If you have been accused of theft or any other crime, it’s important to act fast. Call our criminal defence lawyers in Dunfermline on 01383 730 466, in Kirkcaldy on 01592 640 680, in Alloa on 01259 725 922 or make an online enquiry


Martin Johnston & Socha
11 Maygate
KY12 7NE

Tel: 01383 730 466
Fax: 01383 621 440
Email: dunfermline@mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk


Martin Johnston & Socha
47 Whytescauseway

Tel: 01592 640 680
Fax: 01592 640 687
Email: kirkcaldy@mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk


Martin Johnston & Socha
Top Floor
2 Candleriggs
FK10 1EA

Tel: 01259 725 922
Fax: 01259 725923
Email: alloa@mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk

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