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Clearwater Theft Crimes Attorney

Cases of Theft in Clearwater

What began as a moment of ill-advised impulse can lead to an arrest on criminal charges. Theft is a broad term used to describe the taking of someone else's property against their will. It is frequently committed in a moment of opportunity and is not often premeditated. In some cases, a theft crime can be unintentional.

Regardless of the specifics, these offenses can result in serious criminal charges, both felony and misdemeanor, and the punishments can involve steep fines and jail or prison time, based on the type of crime, whether a firearm was involved, and the value of the items that are alleged to have been stolen. If you or a loved one is facing a theft charge, a Clearwater criminal defense lawyer should be contacted immediately after the arrest.

Theft crimes can involve many criminal offenses, including the following:

  • Retail theft and shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Grand theft
  • Felony theft
  • Auto theft
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Writing bad checks
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud

Not only can your sentence be steep if you are convicted of a theft crime, but it can have irreversible damage on your future employment opportunities. Prospective employers are often very hesitant to hire those individual that have a criminal record, particularly theft offenses. The magnitude of the charges you will be facing will depend in great part on the type of crime, the dollar amount and type of property value involved, and your previous criminal record.

Clearwater Theft Crimes Lawyer

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger has effectively defended numerous theft cases ranging from petit theft to the theft of millions of dollars. If this is your first offense, we will work diligently to keep you from obtaining a permanent criminal record through enrollment in diversion programs and restitution efforts. If you are facing repeat charges or more serious offenses, our skilled team has specific defense strategies that can be employed with early involvement in the case.

Contact a Clearwater theft crimes attorney without delay if you have been arrested for any type of theft crime.

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