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Duluth Theft Defense Lawyer | Duluth Shoplifting Defense Attorney

Minnesota has very strict theft laws, so the impact of felony theft is very heavy in a person’s life. The charge alone is devastating, but a conviction has lifelong consequences. This is why it is important to hire a Duluth theft defense lawyer to help combat the charges and secure the best result.

At Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A., our attorneys use the law and the facts to reveal the truth and secure the best outcome. We craft a strong defense so that your rights are protected and that your future is the best it can be.

Experienced Theft Defense

There are different crimes that are considered theft. Those crimes are:

  • Shoplifting
  • Identity theft
  • Car theft
  • Mail theft
  • Credit card fraud and credit card theft
  • ATM fraud
  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Issuing dishonored checks
  • Intrusion
  • Larceny
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Theft by deception
  • Mugging/looting

If you or a loved one has been charged with any of these, it’s important to seek the help of a Duluth theft defense lawyer as soon as possible so work can begin on your case. The sooner your attorneys are able to start gathering facts and crafting your defense, the stronger your case will be when fighting the charges.

The penalties depend on the property stolen. For instance, property worth less than $250 is a misdemeanor. Property worth $250 to $500 is a gross misdemeanor. Property worth over $500 is a felony. Penalties can include jail time, fines, restitution, and probation. Collateral consequences include difficulty finding a place to live, finding a job, and doing anything that requires a background check. Sometimes, theft is looked at more unfavorably than other types of crimes, which is why you shouldn’t sit back and accept the charges.

Solid Shoplifting Defense

Shoplifting is one of the most common of the above crimes, but it tends to be overlooked as a serious offense. If a small item is stolen from a store, the charge may not seem serious. However, any criminal charge can have a negative impact. That is why it’s important to fight. The more the item is worth, the harsher the penalty. Most shoplifting cases are classified as misdemeanors, but others are more serious. With the help of a Duluth shoplifting defense attorney, you can effectively fight the charge.

Contact A Duluth Theft Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been charged with theft, it’s important to have a qualified and committed criminal attorney in your corner every step of the way. With the right representation, you can receive a better outcome in the case than you would otherwise. To learn more, call Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A. at 218-722-1764 to request a free consultation.

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Aaron is very knowledgeable. He made the process very easy for us to understand the trust process. I highly recommend Aaron.


Aaron Bransky is a top-notch person in every way. I have nothing but positive things to say about him from a personal and professional perspective!

Joe Gregorich

Mr. Poole did a great job keeping tabs on my case and is an honest attorney, a rarity nowadays. While nobody likes finding themselves in situations that require legal counsel, if you do I would absolutely recommend giving his office a call. 10/10 stars.

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Andrew went above and beyond to help me sort out my legal issues. He fielded questions via email and took my phone calls even though it was the holiday season. Straight forward and helpful throughout the process. Highly recommend his services


I highly recommend Mr. Poole’s legal services. My experience with Mr. Poole and his office was very positive. Mr. Poole handled my case in a most professional and expert manner, resulting in the best possible outcome for my situation.

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I won my case. Attorney Poole communication with me was great and I really enjoyed working with him. The prosecutor was tough and fought hard against us. But we won the case. Attorney Poole was very well prepared, and he made my future bright again. Still until today I am grateful for choosing him to represent me.

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The legal team at Andrew, Bransky & Poole, P.A. consists of Timothy Andrew, Aaron Bransky, Jane C. Poole, and Andrew T. Poole.

Timothy Andrew and Jane C. Poole handle union labor law and employee benefit matters. Tim has been practicing law in Minnesota since 1992 and focuses on Northeastern Minnesota. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Tim. Jane has been practicing since 2010 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota. Jane has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.

Aaron Bransky has been practicing law since 1989, and before that, he clerked for two federal judges, so he has seen the law from several perspectives. His specialties encompass many practice areas, including estate planning, elder law, medical assistance planning, probate, business, and real estate. He is your go-to at the firm if you have needs in any of these areas. Aaron has been recognized many times as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Since 2010, Andrew T. Poole has been a practicing attorney in Duluth, Minnesota. Over that time, he has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from DWI charges to theft, sex crimes, drug crimes, murder, and more. He understands the importance of building a defense strategy as soon as possible, fighting to ensure your rights are protected, and ensuring no corners are cut by law enforcement. He has represented defendants in jury trials in both Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, including every courthouse along Minnesota’s North Shore. Andrew has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.