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A theft conviction on your record not only affects your reputation in the community, but also can prevent you from getting employed. Even a petty theft will show up in any background check.

For example, even if a person stole two candy bars, he or she can get “theft” on their record which will look just as serious to a potential employer as stealing a big screen TV.


Sometimes prosecutors will reduce a misdemeanor shoplifting charge to a petty misdemeanor, which is an offense but not a “crime.” They will tell the individual that he or she does not need to worry because it won’t be a “criminal record.” When you apply for a job or housing, however, a standard background check will still show that you pled guilty to theft and your possibility for getting that job or apartment is slim to none.


Don’t let this happen to you. We can protect your record and your future employment, whether you are charged with a felony, a gross misdemeanor, or a misdemeanor. Contact Margoles & Margoles now for a free consultation.

A Person Charged with Any Level of Theft Needs an Attorney.

Call: 651-690-1729

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Fraud charges

Fraud charges – whether it is a bad check, “kiting,” undue influence, prescription fraud, or some form of misrepresentation – are complex matters and call for an experienced defense team. We investigate each allegation carefully and we have successfully gotten all charges dismissed in many cases.

Theft cases can be dismissed or expunged

If you are charged with theft, there are many ways in which we can keep it off your record from the beginning.


If you already have a theft conviction on your record, you may be eligible for expungement. An expungement order seals your records so that no employer, landlord, or angry neighbor will ever find out about it.


Call us today to see if your record can be expunged.

Are you in an emergent situation? Margoles & Margoles, P.A. in St. Paul, MN is available 24 hours to support you. If you're calling after hours, press "0", and you'll be immediately transferred to either Alan Margoles or Michelle Margoles.

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If you have been turned down for a handgun permit or if a prior conviction prevents you from hunting with a firearm, call us for a free consultation to see if we can restore your gun rights.

Does your conviction prevent you from possessing a firearm?”

The most serious theft offenses, such as burglary, fraud, embezzlement, and felony theft, can carry felony convictions and prison sentences. We examine all evidence carefully, raise all possible issues regarding any searches, seizures, arrests, and interrogations in your case, and vigorously defend you at trial. Even if you were caught red-handed, working with our experienced criminal defense attorneys significantly increases your odds of success in staying out of prison or even keeping a clean record.

Felony theft and burglary


Theft & Burglary