Broadly stated, theft describes the act of taking another’s property without compensation. There are lots of subtypes of theft though. Theft by receiving stolen property, theft of services, retail theft (shoplifting), and joyriding, are all subtypes of theft which all warrant a specifically tailored defense. Theft cases can be complicated, and there is always more than one side to any story. If you or a family member has been charged with theft, it is important that you call us right away.
Even if you were caught red handed, there is a lot you can do. Defense of theft usually hinges on valuation of the property to reduce the charge to a lower degree. Shrewd negotiation regarding restitution and immediate compensation for the victim of the crime can help to mitigate some of the sharp effects that a theft crime may have upon your life.
Call an experienced criminal defense lawyer from Weber Law to help with these negotiations and to determine what other avenues of defense you may have. Our defense attorneys will begin working to resolve the case, try to get the charges dismissed, and protect the rights of the accused.