Theft Penalties in Minnesota

All penalties listed below are the maximum penalty that can be imposed under Minnesota Law unless otherwise specified

Felony:

  • Imprisonment up to 20 years and/or a $100,000 fine.
    • If the property is a firearm, or the value of the property or services stolen is more than $35,000
  • Imprisonment up to 10 years and/or a $20,000 fine.
    • If the value of the property or services stolen exceeds $5,000, or if the property stolen was an article representing a trade secret, an explosive or incendiary device, or a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II with the exception of marijuana; or
  • Imprisonment up to 5 years and/or a $10,000 fine
    • If any of the following circumstances exist:
      • The value of the property or services stolen is more than $1,000 but not more than $5,000; or
      • The value of the property or services stolen is more than $500 but not more than $1,000 and the person has been convicted within the preceding five years for an offense under this section and the person received a felony or gross misdemeanor sentence for the offense, or a sentence that a plea was entered would allow imposition of a felony or gross misdemeanor sentence; or
      • The value of the property or services stolen is not more than $1,000, and any of the following circumstances exist:
        • The property is taken from the person of another or from a corpse, or grave or coffin containing a corpse; or
        • The property is a record of a court or officer, or a writing, instrument or record kept, filed or deposited according to law with or in the keeping of any public officer or office; or
        • The property is taken from a burning, abandoned, or vacant building or upon its removal therefrom, or from an area of destruction caused by civil disaster, riot, bombing, or the proximity of battle; or
        • The property consists of public funds belonging to the state or to any political subdivision or agency thereof; or
        • The property stolen is a motor vehicle; or

Gross Misdemeanor:

  • Imprisonment up to 1 year and/or $3,000 fine
    • If the value of the property or services stolen is more than $500 but not more than $1,000; or

Misdemeanor:

  • Imprisonment up to 90 days and/or $1,000 fine
    • If the value of the property or services stolen is $500 or less

Locations

Anoka Office

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Anoka, MN 45.199654, -93.387372

2150 3rd Ave North
Suite 210
Anoka, MN 55303

Hopkins Office

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Hopkins Office 44.925443, -93.410989

25 9th Ave North
PO Box 458
Hopkins, MN 55343