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Know your defense options for larceny charges

Facing larceny charges means that you have to think carefully about what defense you are going to present. The answer to this isn't always easy to determine; however, you can likely come up with a possible strategy by reviewing the points that the prosecution is bringing up in your case.

Theft cases can come with lengthy incarceration, fight back

In our previous blog post, we discussed burglary and some of the points that you can use to fight these charges. This isn't only theft crime that a person might face. No matter what type of theft charge you are facing, you should find out about what options you have for your defense.

Know the elements of burglary so you can fight these charges

Burglary charges are life-impacting charges because of the prison time, fines and social stigma associated with them. These aren't charges that are going to just go away. Instead, people who are charged with burglary have to build a strong defense. When you are working on a burglary defense, start by determining if you can negate at least one of the required elements for an action to be considered burglary.

Defense options for larceny depend on what happened

When you are charged with larceny, you are facing possible fines and incarceration. You are also facing a criminal record that could lead to issues with basic necessities like employment and housing. With that in mind, if you are facing these charges, you should seek experienced legal guidance as soon as possible.

Trial pending for middle school student accused of stealing milk

In the current state of the economy, municipalities and other government entities are having to find ways to cut costs so they can stay within budget. It seems like a bit of a ridiculous story when you read a headline stating that a middle school student is facing charges over an incident involving a $.65 carton of milk.

From start to finish, we are here to stand up for your rights

Whether you are charged with an attempted crime, which we discussed last week, or a crime that was completed, you need to understand what your rights are and what options you have. When you are first arrested, you were likely read your Miranda rights. Making sure that you understand those and invoke them is crucial. You don't want to answer questions by detectives or police officers that might lead to self-incrimination.

Attempt: Criminal charges for a failed criminal act

If you are trying to commit a crime and don't actually get to commit that crime, you might still face criminal charges for an attempted crime. Even though the charge that you face might not seem as serious as what was possible if you were successful in the commission of the crime, there is still a chance that you could face significant penalties and consequences if you are convicted.

Don't face theft charges alone

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.

Man faces charges for his actions on neighbor's property

A person's property is his or her own place to enjoy the things he or she wants to do. For people who have dogs, placing dog pens on the property is way to keep the dogs contained and safe so that they aren't running all around. Recently, a man heard constant barking from his dogs in their pen. When the man investigated, he found another man hiding behind the pen with a bag of bacon, a camouflage mask and a handgun.

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