What is the law on Theft Prairie Village Municipal Court?

Prairie Village Municipal Court hears cases involving alleged violations of the Prairie Village City Code. The Prairie Village City code is just a collection of city ordinances organized by topic. City Ordinances are laws that are passed by the city to govern all aspects of daily life in the city. The ordinances run the gambit regulating anything from how tall your grass can be all the way to theft and DUI charges. The city code is exhaustive and voluminous. The city council is responsible for writing, proposing and passing all city laws. In an effort to save time and resources the city council has adopted the Kansas Uniform Code for Municipalities. This is just a prewritten set of laws that many cities have adopted to govern their city.

Sec. 6.1. Theft.

(a) Theft is any of the following acts done with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the possession, use or benefit of the owner’s property or services.

  1. Obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over property or services;

  2. Obtaining control over property or services by deception;

  3. Obtaining control over property or services by threat;

  4. Obtaining control over stolen property or services knowing the property or services to have been stolen by another; or

  5. Knowingly dispensing motor fuel into a storage container or the fuel tank of a motor vehicle at an establishment in which motor fuel is offered for retail sale and leaving the premises of the establishment without making payment for the motor fuel.

(b) Theft of property or services of the value of less than $1,500 is a Class A violation.

Possible Punishment

*Class A Violations are punishable by up to 365 days in the Johnson County Jail, however, most Class A Violations are eligible for probation.

I've been charged with Theft in Prairie Village Municipal Court, now what?

If you've been charged with theft in the Prairie Village Municipal Court and you have found this page, you're already doing the right thing, researching. Anytime you face a problem that you are not familiar with it is best to gather as much information as possible before you start making decisions. Reading the law that you are charged with violating is a great place to start however, it may lead to even more questions. Here is a deep dive into common questions surrounding a theft case written by a lawyer with extensive experience with theft cases. After you have reviewed the law, and looked at the common questions it's time to sit down with an lawyer with experience handling theft cases in the Prairie Village Municipal Court. Remember, when you are speaking with your lawyer, it is a good time to get your legal questions answered however it is just as important to focus on the Prairie Village municipal court and their processes. Knowing the people involved in the court and how they handle cases like yours is just as important as knowing the law.