Theft, Burglary and Property Offenses

Theft
Theft of Motor Vehicle
Identity Theft
Burglary
Possession of Stolen Property
Trafficking Stolen Property
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF A THEFT CHARGE?
Convictions for the Theft and other property crimes may result in jail, probation, fines and restitution (repayment of damages).  In addition, there charges may be used against you in future cases to show that you are dishonest and may prevent you from obtaining employment in certain fields.  Cases involving Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Burglary and Identity Theft can carry harsh sentences.

ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES?
For many misdemeanors and some felonies, you may be eligible for a diversion program that avoids a criminal conviction.  In addition, in misdeanor cases, your attorney may be able to petition the court for a dismissal if you repay the victim for any damages.

HOW DO I FIGHT A THEFT CASE?
If evidence of a Theft or property crime was found in your car or house, there may be an illegal search that can be challenged.  An experienced attorney will interview witnesses and challenge any inconsistencies in their stories.  Also, identity is also an issue that can often be challenged in these cases if a witness has wrongfully identified you as the person who committed the crime.  It is important to have an attorney explore every aspect of your case, looking for all possible ways to fight the charge.

Proven Results

  • NOT GUILTY on Identity Theft, successfully argued for lesser charge.  Client was facing prison time, ended up serving no time.
  • NOT GUILTY verdicts on Burglary and Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle charges, HUNG jury on three other charges, client was convicted of two misdemeanors.  Client was originally facing several years in prison, but ended up serving substantially less time.
  • Convinced State to Dismiss charge of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, based on investigation showing the complaining witness lied.
  • HUNG jury on Residential Burglary case arguing that officer wrongfully identified client.  Based on hung jury, State made offer of credit for time served.  Client had been facing several years in prison.
  • HUNG jury on Theft in the First Degree where client had been picked out of photo lineup.
  •  Negotiated REDUCTIONS on numerous felony Identity Theft, Theft and Burglary charges to misdemeanors.