If you have been charged with any type of theft crime or are being investigated for one, you need competent legal representation immediately. The consequences of being convicted of a theft crime can include expensive fines, jail time, restitution payments, probation, or community service. Being convicted of a theft crime can also make it very difficult to get and keep a job because employers are hesitant to trust an employee with a theft crime on their record. Many times, an attorney can help you by negotiating a reduction or dismissal of your charge. If you have been charged with a theft crime contact The Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook at 704-671-2390.