Las Vegas Theft Crime Attorney
Theft Crimes & Consequences
Theft crimes can carry heavy penalties, including large fines and lengthy prison sentences. Having a conviction for theft on your record can also injure your employment opportunities in the future. A Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you avoid a conviction and should be consulted as soon as possible if you have been charged with such a crime. Theft crimes occur in many forms, including:
- Petit larceny
- Grand larceny
- Larceny from a person
- Possession of stolen property
- Possession of a stolen vehicle
- Grand larceny of a motor vehicle
Some of these crimes may be charged as misdemeanors or
felonies depending on the circumstances of its commission and the amount of money involved. Aggravating circumstances can result in enhanced charges and heavier penalties. Attempted theft can also be cause for prosecution and carry weighty penalties. In certain cases, deportation may be a potential consequence for non-citizens.
What can be done?
At Okabe & Haushalter, we will fight aggressively to protect your rights and freedom. Our thorough review and investigation of your case can often turn up facts and evidence which may be used effectively in your defense. Each case is different and we will bring a fresh outlook and a creative approach to your defense. It is sometimes possible for us to have charges reduced or dropped altogether. Where penalties are involved, we can negotiate on your behalf in an attempt to achieve leniency and help you avoid the heavier potential consequences. If you are charged with a theft crime, it important you exercise your right to remain silent so that you don't unwittingly incriminate yourself. Don't make any statements about your case without an attorney present.
Contact a Las Vegas theft offense attorney
right away for legal assistance if you have been charged with any kind of theft crime.