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Hilliard Theft & Shoplifting Defense Attorney


If you are facing criminal theft charges in the Hilliard Mayor’s Court, our Hilliard theft defense attorneys are available to take your case quickly and confidently.  

Our firm represents clients charged with misdemeanor theft offenses in the Hilliard Mayor’s Court.  These charges are often brought under the Hilliard City Code.  


Under the Hilliard City Code, petty theft is defined as –

“No person, with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services, shall knowingly obtain or exert control over either the property or services in any of the following ways:

      (1)   Without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent;

      (2)   Beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent;

      (3)   By deception;

      (4)   By threat;

      (5)   By intimidation.


Penalty for Petty Theft in Hilliard

If the value of the items is under $1000, it is a first degree misdemeanor.  Potential penalties include: (1) up to 6 months in jail, (2) up to $1000 fine, (3) restitution. 

If the value of the items is over $1000, it is a felony that will be prosecuted in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court.  The charge will also be a felony if the victim is an elderly or disabled person or the item stolen is a firearm, motor vehicle or dangerous drug, or police or assistance dog. 

Penalty for Hilliard Theft of Gasoline from Gas Station

(Pump and Run / Gasoline Drive-Off)

If convicted of theft of gasoline from a gas station, the court can also suspend the offender’s driver’s license for up to six months.  Alternatively, the court can require community service be performed in lieu of a license suspension. 

If you have been charged with theft in the Hilliard Mayor’s Court, talk to a Hilliard theft defense attorney about your options to avoid a theft charge on your record.  We offer free Hilliard theft consultations at (614) 361-2804.