Theft crimes are considered to be one of the two worst criminal offenses, the other being violent crimes. If you are charged with either of these kinds of crimes, you will need the help of a powerful and effective criminal defense attorney to stand a chance against the aggressive prosecutors. The punishments for conviction on any of these charges can be severe and qualified legal representation that will passionately and persistently defend you is absolutely necessary.
Robbery is most commonly defined as the taking of personal property of another person against their will with use of force or fear. Types of offenses include strong-arm robbery, armed robbery, attempted robbery, and carjacking.
Taking, or intending to take, someone's property from a location such as a house, business, or car. Burglary is a felony and anyone convicted of burglary faces the possibility of state prison time.
Involves taking physical property from another person without his or her consent. It is considered a felony. Like theft, larceny may be charged as either grand larceny or petty larceny, depending on the value of the object taken.
Breaking and entering with forced assault, battery, or confinement of the occupants, but often used to refer to a break-in of someone's home. This is looked upon as a very malicious crime and sentences can be especially harsh.
Petty Theft and Shoplifting
Petty theft is most commonly referred to as shoplifting and it is usually defined as the unlawful acquirement of someone else's property with the intent to deprive the owner of his or her property permanently. First offenses for shoplifting are punishable by fines of up to $400 and informal probation of up to one to three years.
Grand Theft is the unlawful seizure of someone's property with the motive to deprive the owner of his or her assets permanently. Grand Theft is considered a felony offense and this charge is usually filed when the value of the property stolen is more than a certain dollar amount.
Other Crimes of Violence or Property
If you need a violent crime defense attorney or property crime defense lawyer for any charge not listed above, Jeremy Dodgion can provide you with the best possible legal defense. Please contact Mr. Dodgion for a consultation and you will receive the very best in honest legal counseling.