In the eyes of the law, theft occurs when you take someone else's property without their permission. Theft crimes can include burglary, robbery, larceny, grand theft, embezzlement, identity theft, grand theft auto, fraud, petty theft and receipt of stolen property. If you're being investigated in connection with a theft, if police have asked you to come in for questioning, if you've been indicted, or if you've been arrested and charged with a crime, you should immediately hire criminal defense attorneys with experience representing clients charged with theft crimes. Depending on the nature of the alleged theft, it may be a misdemeanor crime or a felony crime, meaning you could face significant prison time if you are found guilty. Your theft lawyers should be present while you're being questioned by law enforcement officers, can attend all of your court hearings, advise you on entering a plea during arraignment, may attempt to negotiate a plea agreement with prosecutors and will defend you at trial.