Taking another person's property without the permission or consent of that individual is considered theft. Theft, or larceny, is considered a serious crime and carries with it very serious penalties such as heavy fines, restitution, probation, and lengthy prison sentences. The severity of the penalties for a theft crime depends heavily on the seriousness of the crime committed. The value of the property stolen, whether the theft was carried out in a violent or non-violent way, and the existence of a previous criminal record all have a significant bearing on how the case is approached by the court of law.
There are a wide variety of offenses that fall under theft. If you stand accused of committing a theft related crime, it is absolutely necessary to seek out a criminal defense attorney immediately.
Some of the most common offenses include:
- Robbery or armed robbery
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Identity theft
- Check fraud
Depending on the nature of your offense, you could face heavy consequences. Some forms of theft are considered federal offenses that can land you in prison for years. If charged with a theft crime, it is very important to hire a competent attorney to represent your interests. A skilled attorney will be able to negotiate the reduction of your charges or have your sentence reduced.
Powerful Defense for Your Charges
At the Law Offices of James A. Bullard, we are very serious about aggressively fighting even petty theft charges. Having a theft charge on your criminal record can cost you your job and make finding new employment very difficult. As a former prosecutor, attorney Bullard knows how to protect you from the techniques and strategies prosecuting attorneys usually use to secure a conviction. Your future is too important to let a theft charge ruin your chances at a better life. Call our firm today and take the first step towards safeguarding your freedom and saving your reputation.