Providing Aggressive Defense of Theft Charges
Theft is the unlawful taking of another person's property without his or her consent. In some cases, force or fear is used to obtain the property and, in other cases, deception or deceit is used. Regardless of the means used to obtain the property, you can be charged with theft if you took another person's property without their permission. When you work with Bayer & Black, P.C., we will investigate the entire case to determine the best course of legal action needed to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your criminal case.
Numerous defenses can be utilized against accusations of theft. In some cases, individuals were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time or they did not know that the property they were taking belonged to someone else. In the event that someone was arrested for receiving stolen property, it can be argued the recipient was not aware that the property was stolen before taking it.
There are many types of theft crimes, but some of the most common include:
- Larceny in the 1st through 6th Degree
- Theft of Services
- Credit Card Theft
- Bank Robberies
- Identity Theft
Obtain Tenacious Defense in a Theft Crime Case
Each case is unique—depending on the circumstances of the case, you could be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony offense. If you were charged with a misdemeanor crime, there is a chance that your crime could be elevated to a felony. In some situations, the theft crime can be charged in addition to other criminal offenses as well. If a weapon was used to obtain the goods, or if a person was killed as result of the theft, you may be charged additionally with assault or murder.
No matter your situation, it is important that you contact a Fairfield County criminal defense attorney the moment you are arrested for a theft crime. Call Bayer & Black, P.C. right away and schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible.