If you have been accused of a property crime then you need an attorney who will fight tirelessly for your rights. Do not make the mistake of assuming this is a minor offense that does not require the assistance of an attorney. You may, in fact, be surprised to learn about the harsh penalties you could face and how long the consequences can continue to affect you. Do not give up – get Chambers Law Firm on the phone by calling us at 855-397-0210.
Trespassing is a Property Crime
Trespassing is one of the lesser property crimes. It occurs when a person willfully enters property that belongs to someone else, assuming the alleged trespasser has the intention of interfering with the property rights of the owner. For example, they may have the intention of becoming a squatter or interfering with business activities on the property. You will note that simply taking a shortcut through a person’s property is not necessarily criminal trespassing.
Vandalism is a Property Crime
If a person defaces, damages, or destroys the property of another person, they have committed vandalism. Some of the more common examples of this type of crime include breaking a person’s windows, keying their car, or drawing/painting graffiti on their property.
Burglary and Theft Are Property Crimes
Burglary, which involves entering a room, residence, or motor vehicle with the intent to commit a felony (most commonly theft) is burglary and it is a property crime. Theft, on the other hand, involves stealing. If the value of what was stole is equal to or less than $950 then it is considered petty theft, while theft of goods or money worth more than $950 is grand theft. There are other specific types of theft too, such as auto theft.
Your Attorney Will Find the Best Defense to Your Charges
There are many ways Chambers Law Firm can help. First, we will assess the evidence against you. If there is a lack of sufficient evidence to prove you are guilty then we will work to have the charges against you dropped or reduced. If there is a wealth of evidence then we make sure that evidence was obtained legally. If it was not, then we can work to have it thrown out.
In the event there is still sufficient evidence to convince a judge or jury of your guilt, we will work to find a plea bargain with the prosecution. If that does not work, then we will take your case to trial. In short, we will assess all potential options to find the best choice for your unique case. To learn more, contact us now at 855-397-0210.