Farmington Hills Theft Crime Attorney
Serving Oakland County & All of Michigan
Being charged with a crime is a traumatic experience; it forces a person to consider that their future is in jeopardy. Convictions of theft and property crimes can change your reputation and harm your quality of life through extensive time in prison. If you are in such a situation, it is urgent you get a Farmington Hills theft crime attorney to help you and protect your reputation. I have successfully helped clients throughout Michigan since 2002, and I am ready to use my experience to fight for you.
Find out why you need a Farmington Hills theft and property crime attorney in Oakland County by calling (248) 599-0054. Consultation is free and confidential.
Theft Charges & Penalties in Michigan
Michigan law prosecutes theft crimes harshly. Anyone charged with a theft crime is facing serious consequences, including potentially a criminal conviction which could harm future employment and housing opportunities. People with a theft conviction on their record, besides potential jail time or heavy fines, will also have a harder time getting any job where honesty is vital (like working at a bank).
Theft crimes include the following:
- Robbery (taking possession of property by force)
- Credit card fraud
- Retail fraud (shoplifting)
- Embezzlement (stealing from an employer)
- Home invasion (stealing after entering a place without permission)
Those facing misdemeanor theft charges could face up to 93 days in jail and a fine of either $500 or three times the value of property stolen. Penalties for a felony vary depending on the value of property stolen. They could carry a sentence of up to 5 years in prison and fines of either $10,000 or three times the value of the stolen property. If a person has prior convictions, they will face harsher penalties.
Defending Theft Charges in Oakland County & Throughout Michigan
Since the circumstances leading up to an arrest are different for each person, it is vital to say everything that occurred when you talk with your lawyer. With full information of a client's viewpoint, an experienced theft and property crime defense attorney in Farmington Hills can investigate your charges, find weaknesses in the state’s case, and develop a strategy to obtain a positive result.
The evidence the prosecutor has is not always enough for a conviction. Witnesses may not be reliable. I have 20 years of experience on which to draw while carrying out my investigation. My highest priority is always my client's best interests, and I am ready to fight for yours today.
Call me today at (248) 599-0054 for a free review of your case. I am ready to start building a custom-made defense for you today!