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Theft is a specific intent crime...meaning that you can only be found guilty of theft if there is evidence you intended to steal the item and take some action in furtherance of the intent.For example, if someone walks into a store with the intent to steal a candy bar. They pick up the candy bar with the intent to steal it. At that moment, they are guilty of theft.Now...the state has the burden to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt...so in the example above? Unlikely they can prove theft...but, say the person puts the candy bar in their pocket...and there is evidence of this....now it is easier to prove the charge of theft.In your case, to convict you of theft they have to prove that you had the intent to steal...unless they can prove that they will not be able to convict youPlease let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.