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According to the Penal Code it is considered theft when a person, for profit, seizes some tangible object without the will of the owner of the property.
The crime of theft is considered an offense against the patrimony and socioeconomic order and carries a prison sentence that can be between six and eighteen months, provided that the amount of appropriation exceeds 400 euros.
In cases in which the amount is lower a fine of between 1 and 3 months would be established. It should be added that penalties will be imposed in its upper half if any alarm and / or security device has been disabled in order to carry out the theft.
The recent reform of the Penal Code has meant that there are some changes with respect to the previous regulation. Specific:
The lack of theft disappears, being considered now a slight crime of theft. This implies that the criminal record will now be registered when it is a crime.
In addition, the assumptions by which this crime becomes aggravated have increased from 5 to 9. This way, the theft of pipelines, wiring, hydrocarbons or telecommunications infrastructures, as well as agricultural or livestock products are included as a novelty.
In the same way it will be considered aggravating to use children under 16 years to commit the theft or be recidivist, that is, have already been convicted 3 times for the same type of crime.
It should be noted that if one is condemned with any of these aggravating factors the penalty is considerably extended, and may be the sentence of one to three years in prison.
In Granda Criminal Lawyers of Madrid we are specialized in this type of crimes so if you want an effective defense or we act as a particular prosecution you can contact us to advise you throughout the legal process.