Criminal charges can be frightening, no matter what the circumstances surrounding the allegations are. You might be paralyzed with the thought that your life is ending and that you will serve jail time. Life isn't over just because you are facing criminal charges, but you do have to take action and control of the process.
One thing to remember is that theft and larceny charges are not all the same. The charges can span a wide range of crime allegations, and possible sentencing is often tied both to the value associated with the alleged crime and what circumstances surrounded the events associated with the crime. Small details in charges can make a big difference in what type of consequences you might face if convicted, which is one reason to consult a criminal law attorney as soon as possible if you are being accused.
A second reason to consult a criminal attorney is that the law isn't always black and white about such matters. While it would be nice if everything came down to whether or not you were guilty or innocent, that's not always the way things work. A criminal law attorney can help you understand what all your options are and what some of the risks of various actions might be. If evidence is especially stacked against you, for example, you might have a better chance at a lower sentence via plea bargaining.
Our firm works first to really understand your situation and your desire for your case. We work to investigate the evidence and facts and present your case before prosecutors or a court in the best possible light for you.