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Upper Arlington Petty Theft Attorney


The City of Upper Arlington has its own statute governing the penalties for petty theft within the Upper Arlington city limits.  


The law – Upper Arlington City Code § 505.05 – states: 


“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.


In Upper Arlington, petty theft –  theft of anything valued under $1000 – is considered the most serious misdemeanor – a first degree misdemeanor.

Mandatory penalties for an Upper Arlington petty theft conviction include:

  • A mandatory 40 hours of community service

  • A mandatory fine of $250

Second Theft Conviction – Mandatory 3 Days in Jail

If the offender has ever been convicted previously of petty theft, a second theft conviction carries a mandatory 3 days in jail

Third Theft Conviction – Mandatory 30 Days in Jail

If this is the offender’s third petty theft conviction, the court must put the offender in jail for at least 30 days.  There is no discretion for the judge to lessen this sentence. 

If you have been charged with petty theft in Upper Arlington, our Upper Arlington petty theft attorneys offer free consultations to discuss your options – (614) 361-2804.