Theft Crimes Defense Attorney
If you have been ticketed or arrested for any grade of Theft, you need a good criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Theft is one of those offenses that will almost certainly prevent you from reaching your future goals if it is revealed on a background check.
Theft charges range in severity from Class C misdemeanors to First Degree Felonies, depending on the value of the property. A conviction is frequently used as grounds to terminate or deny employment, deny lease applications, and prevent you from obtaining some State or Federal licenses.
Almost every job application asks if you have ever been convicted of a felony or any grade of theft. It is extremely important to have a criminal defense lawyer who understands the repercussions of having a theft conviction on your record. I will do everything in my power to prevent you from having to answer “yes” to that question.
If you are arrested for a Class C misdemeanor theft charge you may be tempted to just pay the fine. Kind of seems easy, just pay the fine and you get out. Why bond out, hire an attorney and deal with all of that? You may even hear from the police or jail staff its the same level as a speeding ticket. What they mean is it is the same level misdemeanor, but the consequences are far greater for a theft on your record than a speeding ticket on your record.
I have successfully represented clients charged with theft crimes, including the following:
- Hot check/bad check
- Identity theft
- Credit card abuse
- Burglary of a Vehicle
- Burglary of a Building
- Burglary of a Habitation
- Theft under $100
- Theft $100 – $750
- Theft $750 – $2,500
- Theft $2,500 – $30,000
- Aggravated Robbery
As a theft lawyer, I have seen almost everything in my years of practicing criminal defense as it relates to defending theft cases. From a high school student taking something on a dare, to a mother walking out of a store, talking on her cell, consumed with the demands of life and totally forgetting to pay.
Whether it was a ridiculous decision of an 18 year old student or a parent forgetting to pay, you may find your reputation is at stake. I represent those accused of any theft crime – from a Class C Theft under $100 to First Degree Felony theft charges.
Whether a theft charge is a misdemeanor or a felony depends on the value of the item alleged to have been stolen. Please contact me as soon as possible, for a consultation, immediate action can often be the difference in your case.
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